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Tallgrass Brewing Company

Brew at the Zoo

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Custom illustration and design for Tallgrass Brewing Company to promote a beer tasting event held at Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas. Proceeds from the event were donated to the zoo's Hyena exhibit, so they wanted something fun featuring a hyena as well as beer. The graphics were used on t-shirts, posters, and keepsake glassware.

Robel Graphics

Rowing Bull

A playful cartoon illustration on how to pronounce "Robel". It is pronounced "Row Bull" not "Row Bell".

© Robel Graphics

Riley County Falcons Poster

Poster of a muscular cartoon falcon mascot for Riley County High School in Riley, Kansas.

© Robel Graphics

Michael Jordan

Stylized high-contrast illustration of professional basketball player, Michael Jordan, in his Chicago Bulls uniform. (Unpublished)

© Robel Graphics

Smiling Willie - Game Day

Social media graphic, used for game days during the football season, featuring a custom cartoon illustration of the Kansas State University mascot, Willie the Wildcat. Features phrases and symbols associated with Kansas State, including the "WC" hand sign.

© Robel Graphics

Black Angus Stout Beer Label

Logo/label featuring a black Angus bull drinking a beer. Black Angus Stout is one of the beers brewed at Little Apple Brewing Company, a restaurant and brewery in Manhattan, Kansas.

© Robel Graphcs

Alton Country Logo

Logo for Alton Country, a country music band, featuring a stylized illustration of a cowboy forging a guitar.

© Robel Graphics

Dancing Snowman & Reindeer

Cartoon of a snowman and reindeer dancing in the snow. Used in the cover design for the jewel case of a custom Christmas music CD.

© Robel Graphics

Matt Foley (Chris Farley) Caricature

Caricature of Chris Farley as his Saturday Night Live character, Matt Foley. Used for a celebrity impersonator's promotional materials.

© Robel Graphics

Beer Goggles Logo

Logo and t-shirt design for a liquor store in Manhattan, Kansas. Features a stylized high-contrast illustration of the owner's dog wearing aviator goggles.

© Robel Graphics

Gesture Cheerleader

A gesture style illustration of a cheerleader used in a t-shirt design.

© Robel Graphics

Dad & Football Daughter

Stylized high-contrast illustration of a little girl with pigtails wearing football pads in the arms of her father.

© Robel Graphics

Wildcat Mascot

Stylized wildcat head for use as a high school sports mascot.

© Robel Graphics

K-State Powercats T-Shirt

T-Shirt design featuring a stylized illustration of a flexing muscular wildcat. Printed on black shirts for the Strength & Conditioning Coaches with the Kansas State University Football Team.

© Robel Graphics

Fridge - Wine Expert

Cartoon character, wearing a tuxedo and holding a wine bottle and glass, developed for The Fridge Wholesale Liquor Store in Manhattan, Kansas. Used as a die-cut stand-up display at the end of the store aisles to encourage customers to consult their Wine Expert.

© Robel Graphics

Oklahoma State Football T-Shirt

T-Shirt design for Oklahoma State football featuring a stylized high-contrast illustration of a running back. Printed on grey shirts and sold in the University Bookstore.

© Robel Graphics

K-Stater Cover

Cartoon illustration for the cover of The K-Stater, the alumni magazine for Kansas State University. The illustration accompanied a feature article about how to follow K-State sports online. Cartoon features a group of people gathered around a laptop watching a football game.

© Robel Graphics

Wizard of Oz Character Gestures

Stylized gesture illustrations of the four main characters from the Wizard of Oz—Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Dorothy. Used separately and together on materials for a themed presentation at a leadership conference.

© Robel Graphics

K-State Basketball Poster

Design and illustration for an officially licensed Kansas State University poster. Features a stylized high-contrast illustration of a K-State player dunking a basketball.

© Robel Graphics

Brew At The Zoo Hyena

Design and illustration for a "Brew at the Zoo" t-shirt for Tallgrass Brewing Company in Manhattan, Kansas. Features a cartoon illustration of a hyena with a beer because the event proceeds were donated to Sunset Zoo's hyena enclosure.

© Robel Graphics

Little Apple Dude

Cartoon apple character holding a sign. Created for the chamber of commerce in Manhattan, Kansas, which brands itself as "The Little Apple"—In contrast to Manhattan, New York's "The Big Apple". (MHK is the airport abbreviation for Manhattan, Kansas.)

© Robel Graphics

Alton Miller Portrait

Stylized high-contrast portrait of Alton Miller, lead singer in a country music band.

© Robel Graphics

Golfer Jim Colbert - Gesture Style

A gesture style illustration of professional golfer, Jim Colbert, for Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas. (Jim Colbert was known for wearing a hat and turning up the collar on his shirt.)

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Flamingo With Beer

Cartoon of a flamingo wearing sunglasses and holding a beer to be used in a t-shirt design for a "Brew at the Zoo" event at a zoo that has a flamingo in their logo.

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Chris Farley - Bears Superfan

Caricature of Chris Farley as his Saturday Night Live character of a Chicago Bears Superfan. Used for a celebrity impersonator's promotional materials.

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Dorothy & Toto

A cartoon illustration of an alternate take on Dorothy and Toto (of the Wizard of Oz) on the farm after the tornado. Used in a t-shirt design.

© Robel Graphics

The Fridge - Cinco de Mayo

Social media graphic to celebrate Cinco de Mayo for The Fridge Wholesale Liquor Store in Manhattan, Kansas. Illustration features a recurring cartoon character dressed in a Mexican poncho and sombrero holding a margarita glass and a bottle of Jose Cuervo tequila.

© Robel Graphics

Panther Mascot

Stylized panther head for use as a high school sports mascot.

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K-Stater Dorm Essay Illustration

Cartoon of a girl in her dorm room. Published in The K-Stater, the alumni magazine for Kansas State University. The illustration accompanied a winning essay of a student reminiscing about her dorm room and a big blue chair she loved to sit in to write.

© Robel Graphics

K-State Baseball Wildcat - Pitcher

Stylized muscular wildcat cartoon, in a Kansas State University baseball uniform, throwing a ball hard enough to knock the cover off and send it off in flames. Commissioned to be painted on a purple wall of the K-State Baseball team's weight room.

© Robel Graphics

K-State Baseball Wildcat - Batter

Stylized muscular wildcat cartoon, in a Kansas State University baseball uniform, using a large wood bat to hit a ball hard enough to knock the cover off and send it off in flames. Commissioned to be painted on a purple wall of the K-State Baseball team's weight room.

© Robel Graphics

New K-State Football Coach Ron Prince

T-Shirt design featuring a stylized high-contrast illustration of Ron Prince, the then newly appointed head football coach for Kansas State University.

© Robel Graphics

Magnum P.I. Caricature

Caricature of Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I. wearing a Hawaiian shirt, leaning on his Ferrari with a sunset and palm trees in the background. Used in a t-shirt design.

© Robel Graphics

Flint Hills Music Fest Logo

Logo design for a country music festival, held in Kansas, featuring a stylized high-contrast illustration of a guitar player with a cowboy hat.

© Robel Graphics

Little Apple Brewing Company Christmas Card

Cover of company Christmas card for Little Apple Brewing Company in Manhattan, Kansas. Features a stylized illustration of their Black Angus bull mascot dressed as Santa Claus with the restaurant/brewery logo sitting in the snow.

© Robel Graphics

Print Dog Mascot

Stylized illustration of a dog biting a screen printing squeegee. Used as a mascot in a t-shirt design for a recreational softball team comprised mostly of screen printers calling themselves "The Print Dogs".

© Robel Graphics

Andy & Tara Caricature Poster

Custom poster featuring caricatures of a couple riding a tractor. Commissioned as a present for their wedding. Also printed on t-shirts.

© Robel Graphics

Gesture Gymnast

Gesture style illustration of a female gymnast. Used in t-shirt designs for gymnastics teams.

© Robel Graphics

Dunking Jayhawk T-Shirt

T-Shirt design and cartoon illustration featuring a University of Kansas Jayhawk dunking a basketball.

© Robel Graphics

Kansas Eagle With Shield

Stylized illustration of a bald eagle with a patriotic shield and banner with the phrase "God Bless America". Image is given a Kansas slant by having the eagle holding a Sunflower and Wheat in its talons. Commissioned by a retired military office as a vehicle graphic to show his patriotism and Kansas pride.

© Robel Graphics

Leprechaun With Green Beer

Cartoon of a winking leprechaun celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a green beer, used in a t-shirt design.

© Robel Graphics

Riley's Red Ale Beer Label

Beer label design for Riley's Red Ale, a beer brewed by Little Apple Brewing Company in Manhattan, Kansas. Features a stylized illustration of General Bennett C. Riley, the namesake of Fort Riley, the nearby army base.

© Robel Graphics

The Fridge - Christmas With Reindeer

Social media graphic to celebrate Christmas for The Fridge Wholesale Liquor Store in Manhattan, Kansas. Illustration features a recurring cartoon character and a reindeer both dressed in Christmas sweaters on the roof and clinking glasses of wine.

© Robel Graphics

Cardinal Mascot

Stylized cardinal head for use as a high school sports mascot.

© Robel Graphics

The Last Rat

Cartoon rat walking into the sunset. Commissioned as a retirement gift for the last of a group of professors to retire. The professor was known for his hat, vest, and backpack.

© Robel Graphics

K-State Cheer Stunt

Stylized high-contrast illustration of male and female Kansas State University cheerleaders doing a stunt. Used in a t-shirt design for the K-State Cheer Squad.

© Robel Graphics

Joe's Tap Room Logo

Logo design featuring a cartoon chicken with a mischievous toothy smile for Joe's Tap Room, a bar/restaurant in Manhattan, Kansas.

© Robel Graphics

Gesture Running Horse

A gesture style illustration of a running horse. (Unpublished)

© Robel Graphics

Longhorns Saloon Logo

Logo design for Longhorns Saloon, a bar in Manhattan, Kansas. Features a stylized high-contrast illustration of a longhorn cow skull.

© Robel Graphics

Oklahoma State Intramural Champion

Stylized cartoon illustration of Oklahoma State's cowboy mascot on a comic book cover, raising a fist in the air, celebrating being an Intramural Champion. Printed on t-shirts and given to the winners of various intramural sports by the Recreational Services department at Oklahoma State University.

© Robel Graphics

K-State Teddy Bear

Officially licensed Kansas State University poster featuring a cartoon Teddy Bear holding a purple heart with a K-State Powercat logo on it and a little stuffed Wille the Wildcat mascot.

© Robel Graphics

Stylized Dancers

Stylized high-contrast illustrations of various dance moves, used in t-shirt designs for high school dance and cheer squads.

© Robel Graphics

Construction Science Road Trip

Cartoon illustration for a t-shirt design for a group of students with construction science majors for their road trip to a Kansas State University football game.

© Robel Graphics

Flint Hills Music Fest Concept

Unused concept art to be used in a logo for a country music festival set in the Flint Hills of Kansas—featuring a stylized guitar player in front of a sun setting behind the hills.

© Robel Graphics

Wild K-State Football Poster

Officially licensed Kansa State University football poster featuring a stylized high-contrast illustration of a K-State running back.

© Robel Graphics

Weekend At Bernie's Golf Invitational T-Shirt

T-Shirt design featuring caricatures of the two main sponsors (both named Bernie) of a golf tournament at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas.

© Robel Graphics

K-State Lady Cats Basketball Poster

Officially licensed Kansas State University poster featuring a stylized gesture illustration of a female basketball player. K-State's mascot is the wildcat, and the women's basketball team is known as the Lady Cats.

© Robel Graphics

The Fridge - Valentine's Day

Social media graphic to celebrate Valentine's Day for The Fridge Wholesale Liquor Store in Manhattan, Kansas. Illustration features a recurring cartoon character dressed in a tuxedo, with a long-stemmed rose in his teeth, holding a wine bottle and glass, with a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a teddy bear sitting in front of him.

© Robel Graphics

K-State Happy Holidays Snowman

Social media graphic used as an online greeting card featuring a cartoon snowman in K-State hat and scarf with Christmas graphics around the phrase "Happy Holidays". Smiling snowman is winking while making a popular Kansas State University hand sign that creates a "WC".

© Robel Graphics

Little Apple Brewing Company Oktoberfest

Stylized illustration for Little Apple Brewing Company's Oktoberfest invitations. Features an illustration of their Black Angus mascot dressed in German attire and drinking from a beer stein. Also features a Dachshund in a racing bib to represent the "wiener dog races", one of the events held during the celebration.

© Robel Graphics

Custer's Last Stand Cartoon

Cartoon of Custer's Last Stand, featuring a caricature of General Custer on his horse, used in a t-shirt design.

© Robel Graphics

The Fridge - Halloween

Social media graphic to celebrate Halloween for The Fridge Wholesale Liquor Store in Manhattan, Kansas. Illustration features a recurring cartoon character dressed as Frankenstein holding a jack-o-lantern bucket with a bottle of wine in it.

© Robel Graphics

Manhattan Sports Academy Multi-Sport Gestures

Stylized Gesture illustrations of male and female athletes in all of the various sports training/coaching programs offered by Manhattan Sports Academy to young athletes to help improve their skills outside of their regular season training. Includes Baseball, Softball, Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Martial Arts, Volleyball, Track/Cross Country, and Football.

© Robel Graphics

Tiger Mascot

Stylized tiger head for use as a high school sports mascot.

© Robel Graphics

K-S-U Snowmen

Officially licensed Kansas State University poster featuring cartoon snowmen posing as the letters "K", "S", and "U" with "Wildcats" written in the snow. All three snowmen are wearing purple hats and scarves with K-State logos.

© Robel Graphics

The Fridge - St. Patrick's Day

Social media graphic to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for The Fridge Wholesale Liquor Store in Manhattan, Kansas. Illustration features a recurring cartoon character dressed as a leprechaun holding a pint of Guinness beer while leaning on his pot of gold which also has a bottle of Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey in it.

© Robel Graphics

The Fridge - Thanksgiving

Social media graphic to celebrate Thanksgiving for The Fridge Wholesale Liquor Store in Manhattan, Kansas. Illustration features a recurring cartoon character dressed in a tuxedo holding a wine bottle and clinking glasses of wine with a turkey wearing a pilgrim hat.

© Robel Graphics

Rossville Baseball T-Shirt

T-Shirt design featuring a stylized high-contrast illustration of a baseball player at bat.

© Robel Graphics

Girls Beer Cheers

Cartoon featuring two girls at a bar clinking their beer mugs together. Used in a t-shirt design.

© Robel Graphics

Beloit Wrestling T-Shirt

Design and illustration for a t-shirt for a wrestling invitational featuring a stylized high-contrast illustration of wrestlers in action.

© Robel Graphics

Self Defense Woman

Stylized illustration of a woman aggressively defending herself from an attacker. Used in a t-shirt design for a self defense class for women.

© Robel Graphics

Get The Hell Out Of Dodge

T-Shirt design featuring a cartoon gunslinger sold in the gift shop at the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City, Kansas.

© Robel Graphics

The Fridge - Christmas

Social media graphic to celebrate Christmas for The Fridge Wholesale Liquor Store in Manhattan, Kansas. Illustration features a recurring cartoon character dressed as Santa Claus on a snowy roof, leaning on the chimney, holding a glass of wine.

© Robel Graphics

Robel Graphics

Biography

Designer and illustrator with almost 30 years of professional experience in a variety of commercial applications, having worked for sign and screen print companies before freelancing full-time as Robel Graphics. Extensive experience providing art files for offset and digital printing, web and social media, as well as ad-specialty production.

Style/Techniques

Caricature, Cartoon, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Animals, Celebrities, Family, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Music, People, Portrait, Posters, Sports, Food/Beverage, Branding