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Well, hello there!

I'm Gracie. It's very nice to meet you!

I'm an illustrator, coffee-lover, child-at-heart. When I was two, I believed I was Peter Pan.  I grew up reading all sorts of adventure and fantasy stories, never really grew out of them, and believe that's actually a really good thing.

I'm all about how stories and beauty (or a lack thereof) shape us, especially as children. The art and products I create are my small way of noticing the stories that have made us who we are, celebrating the beauty and wonder in life, and taking hope and joy in seeing the world a little more like a child.

 
Gracie's coffee mug and supplies
drawing in the studio
Gracie being goofy
 
Gracie Klumpp at work in the studio
 
a little more about me, in no particular order. I:
 
  • Graduated from Huntington University with a Bachelor of Science in Animation
  • Live in San Antonio, Texas
  • Taught Grammar School Art for a year and wrote my own curriculum
  • Have the work ethic of Hermione Granger
  • Am an introvert, but can't help regularly recommending picture books to complete strangers at bookstores

FAQs
 
  • Q. Do you take commissions/do custom work?  A. I am currently accepting custom work through April 15th, 2018.  To contact me regarding a project and learn more about what that looks like, check out my Work with Me page.

 

  • Q. Do you sell prints of all your work?  A. I have quite a few of my pieces available over here in my shop. If you see something on my site or that I've shared on social media that isn't there, feel free to Contact Me about it to see if it can be made available for purchase!

 

  • Q. I have an idea (or manuscript) for a children's book. Will you illustrate it for me?  A. If you're planning on traditional publishing, the short answer, unfortunately, is no.  As much as I love the idea, that's just not how things tend to work--publishers are experts at matching up manuscripts with illustrators, and they like to handle that side of things themselves. If you're planning on self publishing, have a plan and a budget set up for the illustrating side of things, I'd be happy to hear about it and discuss how we might be able to work together!
 

 
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I'm on Patreon!

I'm also on Patreon--a platform where you can directly support creators you love  at whatever amount you choose in return to exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

 

 
 
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