Artist, Writer, Cartoonist, Punster, and The Thin Man obsessive.

I have been writing and drawing children’s books for a few years and the one constant I have found is that there are few things more rewarding than creating a story that makes a child want to read.

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I have created or co-created several series, including picture books for toddlers, chapter books for gradeschoolers, short stories and novellas for preteens, and even solo adventure gamebooks for older gradeschoolers and above. Here are some of my most recent books – for a complete selection, plus more information on each title, visit my BOOKS page.

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Before making children’s books, I was writing and drawing a web comic called “Crass Fed Comics,” largely inspired by the newspaper strips of my youth. I was also taking commissions and generally drawing goofy stuff, which ultimately led to a certain series of adventures for a certain bovine. Below are a few of my more recent pieces. You can check out a broader sampling of my portfolio, and order a commission of your very own, from my ARTWORK page.

I am also available for Editing, Graphic Design, Consulting work, and more, which you can read more about at our business site, DEANSFAMILYPRODUCTIONS.COM. you can also send me an email inquiry about those services and more via the email popup on my ABOUT page.


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