Tag Archives: Illustration

Your New Friends: Turtles + My story with Box Turtles

Kai: Once upon a time, I had not seen a turtle in five years.
That all changed this year, when we started seeing turtles (both dead and alive), in our urban neighborhood. We, and several neighbors now have turtles living in our yards – some say they’ve had them for years, but we had not seen one until November of last year, when I was then inspired to do more reptile research.

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2022

It’s that time of year again, to create art and support charity! We’ve finished our cards for Twitter Art Exhibit! What is Twitter Art Exhibit you ask? It is an organization/event founded by David Sandum where artists both amateur and professional from all over the world can submit a post card sized artwork that will be sold at the event to raise money for charity! This year the exhibit is supporting the Encephalitis society curated by Mathew Bose.

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The party animals of abundance valley

The Party Animals of Abundance Valley is a short and sweet kid’s book I wrote and illustrated with Arianna. This book is a little different than our more cartoon-style books, as I did black water color pictures, which Arianna finished off with an elegant dusting of colored pencil. I think it gives the artwork a little bit more of a sophisticated tone, which helps to match the moral of the story.

What happens when the party animals of Abundance Valley get a little too crazy? Find out in our newest book!

-Kai

New Short Story “SEAGER”

SEAGER is a short story that I wrote many years ago when I was in school. I was not fond of writing or English at the time, but the novels I’d read of wilderness survival and living in the great outdoors, forced me to learn so that I could create my own adventures. Seager’s point of view came naturally because of my empathy for animals. And dogs appeared to me as having an innate goodness.

The sketches in the book are new (2018), as I had never planned on truly bringing this book to life until recently. But one day, I’d happened to find it amongst old homework and After reading it, I decided maybe it was worth fixing up; despite having the very different writing style I have now.

SEAGER is simple, but dear.

SEAGER is about a boy and his dog who get lost in the frosty North, and can’t find their way home. They face many challenges with Mother Nature along the way. Do Jessey and Seager ever find their way home?

You can read SEAGER here!