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It's a Jungle Out There!

Wacky and whimsical, this recent illustration from superbly talented Jerome Studer has us laughing out loud. 

International Children's Day is Sunday, June 1st

Proclaimed International Children's Day June 1, 1925 by the The World Conference for the Well-being of Children, it's the perfect time to show this very humorous illustration from Michael Robertson created for Today's Parent magazine - on the topic of being well behaved when the parent is not around to discipline. This little guy didn't get the memo, and we're not all that confident of his future well being.

See more of Michael's very whimsical and playful work.

For Those Born under the Astrological Sign Gemini

Are you moody and filled with contradiction? Don't despair. You're also are generous, affectionate, and imaginative with infectious charisma. Another illustration from Pol Turgeon for the astrological sign Gemini is for all of you born between May 21 - June 20.

View more of his work at Lindgren and Smith.

Memorial Day Festivities!

Michael Paraskevas gets the Memorial Day weekend kicked off with this fun, whimsical illustration of a day at the beach.

Wishing you a wonderful and safe Memorial Day.
A day at the beach

Robert Rodriguez for author Shannon Blake

Robert's illustration for Shannon Blake's latest in her Nora Abbott mystery book series, Tattered Legacy, set for release on May 23rd. Publisher: Llewelyn Books. See more of Robert's work here.

In Honor of Memorial Day, May 26th

Mark’s Special Mission in Arlington National Cemetery, a book written by Gregory Paul Keeney and illustrated by Robert Gantt Steele, is a notable tribute to our military families and our service members who served a cause bigger than them, and whose extraordinary sacrifice we honor in Arlington National Cemetery. This story is told through the perspective of an older veteran whose dear friend is interned at Arlington National Cemetery.
Illustration by Robert Crawford
Illustration by Robert Crawford. Soldier blowing a bugle at Arlington National Cemetery
Illustration by Robert Crawford showing horse stable of U.S. Army Old Guard's Caisson Platoon
Illustration by Robert Crawford showing solder taking care of horse.
Throughout the story, the reader gains a remarkable perspective of the U.S. Army Old Guard's Caisson Platoon, and the mission of the Soldiers and horses in Arlington National Cemetery. The Soldiers and horses epitomize the character and compassion of the U.S. in its commitment to honor the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who have given the final full measure in service to our nation. Robert Gantt Steele’s engaging illustrations bring the story of Mark's Special Mission in Arlington National Cemetery to life with warmth and compassion.
Greg and Robert spent time together last June developing the story's narrative and illustrations during their visit to Old Guard's stables. Greg introduced Robert to the Soldiers and incredible horses that work at the stables as they observed the Soldiers prepare the horses and caisson, and then depart on their mission. A truly inspiring experience shared by both Greg and Robert!
People's hearts heal through a variety of means. Being around the horses and engaging with them provides a special healing power given their incredible beauty, power and playfulness. Greg and Robert hope the story will inspire people to visit the stables, meet the remarkable Soldiers and incredible horses, and learn about what they do to honor our fallen. The Old Guard's stables at Fort Myer, Virginia are open to the public Tuesday-Sunday. Mark’s Special Mission in Arlington National Cemetery will be published by Mascot Books and is available for sale in early July.

National Golf Day is This Wednesday!

If ever there was a sport that we love to hate and hate to love, it's golf! But don't let that stop you from playing a round or checking out the wacky and wonderful art from a few of our illustrators!

John Kachik illustration of twisted golf club.

Francis Livingston retro illustration of men playing golf.

Illustration by Robert Crawford for "Foursome" book cover.

John Kachik illustration showing 2 golf balls headed towards heart shaped golf hole.

Robert Crawford Book cover illustration for "The Green"

Robert Gantt Steele illustration of father and son golfing

Do you know what May Ray Day is?

Assuming the sun does what it's supposed to, that is shineMay Ray Day is another excuse (like we need one, right?) to get outside and, yup, you guessed it, soak up some rays!
Enjoy some time outdoors, and bring along one of these tasty thirst quenchers from Dunkin' Donuts. Photo-realistic illustration created by the talented team, Joe & Kathy Heiner

Chris O'Leary for Bike to Work Day

We love this illustration from Chris O'Leary. Makes us want to dust off our bikes and pedal to work for National Bike to Work Day! View more of Chris' painterly and dreamy imagery!

Illustration of man riding his bike in countryside.

It's Bike Month and Friday is "Bike to Work Day"!

David Pintor has all the wheels he needs to get around town. Take a look at his fun and inviting illustrations to get you motivated to bike to work on Friday, May 16! There's more to see from David here.