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The Book of Nice Monsters: Or a few Scurrilous Drawings


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The Book of Nice Monsters: A Few Scurrilous Drawings features some of the artwork I did in my early teens and twenties. Most of these were originally pencil sketches, later on I added in pen/ink and color. A lot of these were done with simple Bic pens, as I didn't have a lot of money. These pieces represent a modernistic variety of Native American art styles, including Northwest Coast, Southwest regional and East Coast styles. I'm Cherokee and other Trail of Tears tribes, among other things. So these drawings reflect my Indian cultural tendencies. And also American influences including Black pop and jazz, and individual European and American artists such as Jules Feiffer, Georgia O'Keeffe, Miro, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, and of course my main inspiration for these fantasy works, Dr. Seuss. I did dozens of drawings over the years, during my most creative periods of time such as puberty and adolescence. And I lost my very best artwork due to my kids scrawling on them, a thief who stole them in order to sell them as cheap tattoos, and from age, time and yellowing problems. A few of the good ones remained, so I compiled them into this Dr. Seuss tribute book and got them published. The book so far has been an Amazon best seller, ever since it was first published in 2016. It was #1 for quite a while under the keywords Native American, Native American art and Native American art history. Please enjoy my original and inventive fantasy art pieces. If you'd like to hire me to do something for a book cover or other project, you can contact me through (only one "w" in rainbowriting) and I will help you create something really cool, colorful and creative!


I don't quite know what to say about this project. It is loaded with original, creative illustrations from childhood. Inspired at first by the drawings engendered by Dr. Seuss, really Theodor Geisel and his wife who assisted him. Then over the years I added on scads of different Native American influences, such as Pacific Coast Northwest Indian art, Southwestern Indian art, East Coast or Algonquin Nation Indian art. And rounded things out by adding in influence from famous classical painters, such as Picasso, Miro, Degas, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, etc. Also I added in illustrative work from Sidney Edward Paget, the illustrator of Sherlock Holmes, works from Detective Comics and artists such as Neal Adams and Jim Aparo, some of Georgia O'Keefe, and Spanish influences such as Mad Magazine's Sergio Aragonés and others.

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