m wood pen

freelance illustrator: have pen, will travel

I’ve always been fascinated by maps. Blame my brave wonderful wanderlust mother for inspiring the insatiable curiosity of constant adventure in me throughout my entire life. From the end papers of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit to the creased, the worn family atlas that has traveled coast to coast with me and my children in our …

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The life of a freelance illustrator is akin to being on a permanent job hunt. My cottage industry, started on a whim, is a proverbial revolving door, with projects and new clients flying in and out, delivering a query, a challenge, some inspiration, plenty of enthusiasm and eventually, a check in the mail. Whimsy, luck, …

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