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A dream come true

Working as an artist truly is “my dream come true”. All I ever wanted to be growing up was an artist, however other people in my life strongly discouraged me in this pursuit. Chasing this dream has been a challenge, but worth every bit of my effort. You can see the results of this dream […]

Smiling spider

Each drawing in The Black Beetle Bug has its own story of how it came to be. The inspiration for the speedy spider came from Halloween cards I made for my daughters when they were toddlers. While the cards no longer exist, the smiling spider image remained in my thoughts simply because he had made […]

Have you smiled today?

One of my favorite things to do is always share my smile. It amazes me how others respond with a smile of their own, thus brightening both my day and theirs! ☺ Visit www.underdogpress.us to view the big smile on the face of The Black Beetle Bug! Printed in the USA – Illustrator Diana Smith

My drawings come to life

The first time I read The Black Beetle Bug tongue twister, images of the black beetle and the speedy spider formed quickly in my mind. Being asked to illustrate The Black Beetle Bug is a dream come true for me. I am excited for the opportunity to share these happy and delightful images with you. […]