COVID-19 Update

This is certainly a scary time for so many people.  My heart goes out to everyone who’s been touched by this disease, and I hope that everyone reading this is safe and healthy.

Like all Kansans, I’m currently under stay-at-home orders, but everyone in my household is fine.  My husband and I are both working from home, and we’re taking the recommended precautions the few times we do venture out in public.  Since I normally work out of a home studio, nothing significant has changed in regards to my work process.   I’m still taking commissions.

As always, if you have something for me to draw, I’d love to hear from you.

Stay safe.


shutterstock-235I just put a bunch of my illustrations up on shutterstock. My initial impression is that I like the contributer interface better than istock. It’s easier to upload, you get approval much faster, and they don’t penalize you if it takes a few tries to get an image into acceptable form. Also, they accept editorial illustrations, unlike istock. That means I can use them to sell limited rights to any of my political cartoons that have caricatures of famous people in them. Their payment threshold of $35 with PayPal is also lower than istock’s. I’m not sure how their royalty rates compare yet.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Zazzle Poster

Zazzle tubeI received a packing tube from Zazzle today.

Yay!  Stuff in the mail!

So, I originally created that monkey image for my daughter, who loves monkeys.  I did already print it on just regular photo paper for her on my home printer, but she wanted an actual poster of it too.

Since I had it up for sale on Zazzle as a poster, I decided it was a chance to kill two birds with one stone.  So, I ordered a Zazzle poster to make Katie happy, and I also get to use it as a proof print to make sure the image is printing nicely from Zazzle.

monkey posterSo, here it is on the closet door.  I think the colors came out pretty much perfect.  On the screen I’m on the fence on whether or not the image is too garishly fluorescent-bright.  But as a printed poster, it looks excellent.

So, I’m happy.  smiley 15

Would you like your own poster?  It’s here on Zazzle.

Also here on iStock.

Edit:  I no longer have iStock and Zazzle accounts, for various reasons revolving mostly around both company’s fees and payments that I won’t get into here.  But it is here on Shutterstock.  

Katie’s Monkey

Here’s a work in progress for a personal project I’m working on. My daughter wanted a poster of a monkey swinging by its tail from a tree with a banana. I’ve just about got the monkey done, next to tackle the scenery.  I’m working in Illustrator because I’m not sure how big she’s going to want me to print it.  Vector graphics are infinitely scaleable, unlike raster art.  Monkey for Katie