Suzanne Beaky’s Children’s Book, ‘Chicken Licken’

Suzanne Beaky’s super animated chicken grabs the attention of those little ones. A prolific published illustrator, Suzanne created this personality plus chicken for the children’s book Chicken Licken, published by Heinemann Publishing.

The book is party of the Shared Reading Books series, which are oversided books that the teacher reads to a group of children. Let us tell you, they are entranced by the story and Suzanne’s fun and often silly art. We want to share a little bit of the book along with Suzanne’s illustration.

Suzanne is represented by Liz Sanders Agency and you can check out more of her work on her rep’s website.


One day Chicken Licken was pecking around for seeds to eat.
Then all of a sudden a big acorn fell on his head.

“What was that?” he asked.
He looked up at the sky.
And then he got very worried.

Cartoon illustration of a chicken for a children's book, Chicken Lickin'

© Suzanne Beaky

Liz Sanders Agency Talent Amy Ning for Coast Magazine

Amy Ning of Liz Sanders Agency was hired by Coast Magazine to create an illustration depicting what makes life in the O.C. so desirable and alluring. We’d say the laid back life of surf, sunshine and picturesque vistas pretty much covers it!

Cartoon illustration of surfer with dolphins, seagulls and sun in the background.
© Amy Ning

Michael Sloan’s Illustrations for Tax Season

We feel your pain with the tax filing date looming. The very talented Michael Sloan perfectly depicts the pain and suffering associated with this annual “event”, which is an unfortunate inevitability. As Ben Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” So just grit your teeth and write that check. Or if you’re lucky enough to be getting money back, go ahead take that much needed getaway!

To see more of Michael’s work check out his Folioplanet and Workbook Portfolios.

Illustration of the tax man ringing every last nickle out of a man

Illustration of a panicked man filling out his taxes

Illustration of a man in a coffin handing over a bag of money to the tax collector

Illustration of Uncle Sam taking a part of a man's nest egg
©Michael Sloan

Thodoris Tibilis and His Collection of Cartoon Characters

By Liz Sanders Agency

Thodoris is an award winning illustrator whose enjoyed working with advertising agencies including DDB, BBDO, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, and Publicis. He has also been hired directly by corporate firms such as Proctor & Gamble, Dannon, McDonalds, Fiat, Unilever, Heinz and others. He specializes in stylized illustration, cartoon, character and mascot design. To see more from Thodoris, take a look at his Folioplanet and Workbook Portfolios.

Illustration of cartoon characters for Frutomania children's yogurts

Fruto + Mania (Frutomania MEVGAL)
Cartoon characters, for “Frutomania” children yogurts / MEVGAL dairy products.
Packages, TV spot, brochures, mascot costumes, micro site and promo merchandising.
Created in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Illustration mascot of lion on skateboard

Received 1st place in EVGE awards and 3rd place in ERMIS awards.
The mascot for “Tsakiris” snacks (Coca Cola). Packages, mascot costume, printed ad, toys and TV spots.
Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Cow cartoon illustrations

Mascot versions for “Creative Cow”, Web Design Company.
Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Happy Father’s Day!

To all those Dads out there, we wish you a joyful, relaxing, Happy Father’s Day this Sunday. Here are several images from our talented group of illustrators to help shine the spotlight on the dutiful Dads out there!

Illustration of father kissing child good night

illustration of father holding daughter

Retro illustration of father and children at soda counter

Illustration of father kissing child good night

Talented Illustrator, Bill Bruning, Joins Folioplanet

Minnesota winters keep Bill inside with plenty of time to improve his skill set and conceptualize his latest projects. Working digitally, ideas just pour from Bill’s imagination providing a multitude of engaging images. From wacky cartoon characters to realistic looking checkerboard landscapes, Bill keeps producing and meeting the needs of his clients. He has worked for Nabisco, General Mills, DuPont, 3M, Dole, Dun & Bradstreet, Newsweek, Business Week, and Gerber, as well as numerous banks, investment firms and publishers, both nationally and globally.

With a love for traditional methods as well, he also uses the winter months to return to landscape painting with oils. When the winter thaws, you’ll find Bill out on his road bike finding inspiration in the beauty around him.

Suffice it to say, we love showing off Bill’s work and think you’ll find more fascinating images in his portfolio.

illustration of bird and spaceship

illustration of cat and dog napping

Illustration showing man in a field of lightbulbs trying to find clarity

Conceptual illustration of pathway in the clouds

Illustration of puzzle piece

illustration of barn

© All Images Bill Bruning

Talented and Versatile Illustrator, Larry Jones, Joins Folioplanet

For over 23 years now, Larry has had the privilege and joy of creating art in a wide range of styles for a diverse array of clients including such names as Target, Random House, Forbes, Harcourt Brace, AMF Bowling, Macworld, National Geographic World, Scholastic, and Time Warner Cable. With a multitude of visual solutions for his clients, he’s always ready to give each project his best, and it’s evident in the sheer volume of work he churns out. Never short on ideas or inspiration, Larry collaborates exceptionally well with all of his clients and always delivers quality work.

Take a look at several of his recent assignments and see for yourself how truly talented he is. To view more of his graphic style, check out his Folioplanet portfolio. To view a variety of styles and imagery take a look at his Workbook portfolio and website.

Humorous illustrations of celebrity

Humorous illustrations of celebrity

Money Monsters Game. Edupress.

Humorous illustrations of restaurant ad

Cleopatra for Mental Floss Games

Cleopatra for Mental Floss Games

Humorous illustration of woman with cell phone

Woman with multiple suitors vying for her love

© All Images Copyright Larry Jones

Uber Talented Malane Newman Joins Folioplanet

There’s almost nothing Malane can’t do. Just take a look at her volume of work and there’s simply no denying the diverse range in her abilities and how amazingly talented she is. Her portfolio includes digital illustrations for packaging, advertising, new character development, board games and toys, and children’s books, just to name a few.

As a life-long illustrator, Malane Newman now mainly focuses on cartoon illustration, character design, and licensed character artwork. She also works extensively with clients designing original characters and illustrating their new products.

Besides her work being recognizable in greeting cards, children’s books, magazines, newspapers and many others, she has also designed and developed an animated cartooned website for a line of children’s clothing, and an animated children’s story for use on an educational website. See? We don’t lie! She truly can do it all!

Take a look at her Folioplanet portfolio to view more of her work.