‘Messy Messages’ for Highlights Magazine


I enjoyed illustrating a story for the November 2015 issue of Highlights magazine called “Messy Messages. It was a fun story to illustrate and I had a lot of fun creating the characters.

Highlights Magazine “Double-O”

The October 2015 issue of Highlights Magazine just showed up in my mailbox with one of my illustrations inside. The idea was to use a bunch of words with an “oo” sound in the middle. Below is my preliminary sketch and the final art. After I turned in the sketch they asked me to change the pig from a sneezing “Achoo!” to shouting “Yahoo!” so I redrew his pose. Other than that it was pretty smooth sailing, and a lot of fun to draw.

Artwork is copyright © 2015 Highlights Magazine. All rights reserved.




Spot Illustration for Highlights Magazine


The August 2014 issue of Highlights For Children just came in the mail. On page 38 is a spot illustration I did for an ongoing series called “Your Best Self”. Here’s the original art before the word balloons or captions were added.

Sportscaster Illo for Highlights Magazine

Sportscaster Seal for Highlights Magazine

The July 2014 issue of Highlights Magazine just arrived in my mailbox. On page 15 is this spot illustration I did for a math segment called “What’s The Score?”  The client wanted a seal posed as an excited sportscaster with some fictional team logos on the screen behind him. The empty area in the lower left was intentionally left blank to allow for placement of a word balloon.

I have fond memories of reading Highlights at the dentist’s office when I was a kid. It’s an honor to now have my work popping up inside. I’ve done a couple of more illustrations for them since that will be appearing in future issues.