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Fee Fi Fo Fum… I smell a new counting activity book based on a classic tale!

21 Sep

Miles Kelly, an independent kids’ book publisher in the UK, created a series of wipe-clean math activity books, based on classic fairy tales. I was happy to be selected to work on Jack and the Beanstalk! It was a super-specific brief, as each spread from one to ten had to have increasing numbers of repeated elements fit in, along with all the usual information needed to tell the story. It was a bit tricky but also fun to create the world of this grumpy giant and his bemused giantess wife.

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If you’d like to see more of my illustrations, my full portfolio is right here 🙂

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A Whole Bunch of New Stuff :)

20 Sep

Happy September!

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For Discovery House – spot illustrations of kids having adventures 🙂

I’ve been terribly behind in updating with new work, so here’s a big catch up. A whole bunch of new stuff!
It’s been a busy few months, but I am hoping for some fun new commissions. If you’d like to work together, drop me a line here:

You can always view my complete portfolio here.
xo
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Thank You card – available for licensing

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Highlights magazine – Cows in a Car!

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For Milledeux, for a promo for a trade show in Los Angeles

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Spot illustrations for Milledeux – Used as patterns on phone cases and for enamel pins

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For Discovery House – Kids facing challenges

Back to School with Chirp Magazine

12 Sep
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Chirp magazine Sept. issue

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Marvin’s Monkey Bars

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The “Everybody Bars”

Chirp, Owlkids’ magazine for 3- to 6-year-olds, commissioned me to illustrate the cute story “Marvin’s Monkey Bars” for their September issue. Marvin the monkey thinks the monkey bars should be ONLY for monkeys (i.e., himself, as he seems to be the only monkey at this school) – hence the name. But after a little solo time on “his” bars, he realizes playtime is more fun with friends, and decides to call his favourite part of the playground the “everybody bars”! An important lesson – everyone belongs – learned early on by most, but sadly not all, kids.

If you’d like to check out more of my illustrations, have a look here. Thanks!

Snow fun! Babybug magazine cover and poetry spread

11 Jan

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My first magazine cover! On newsstands now, babybug magazine’s January 2017 issue has my snowy illustration on the cover – and for the cute poem “On the Swing” inside 🙂 If you spot it on a shelf somewhere, do me a favour and take a snap, email to laura@w-illo.com? It’s hard to find here in Canada. Thanks in advance!! xo

Happy Halloweeeeeen!!!

31 Oct

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xo

We Are All the Best Chef!

26 Oct

lw_bestchef_yikes_1000Repeat client Yeamoonsa Bien House, an educational publishing house in South Korea, gave me this wacky and adorable story to illustrate. It’s about a restaurant run by animals, and the food is HORRIBLE. Nobody is happy. So, the staff go on a hunt for “The Best Chef”. Each applicant has his or her own specialty (unfortunately the silly quail’s specialty is worms – yuck!), and they all really want to help. In the end, of course the solution is teamwork, and the animals learn that, together, “We are all the BEST CHEF!”

To see more of my anthropomorphic animal art and some more appetizing food art as well, please check out my portfolio. Bon appetit!

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