"Family Portrait"

“Family Portrait”

Jessica Warrick is an illustrator and cartoonist who specializes in illustrations for children’s books. I saw the half-fish Chub Brothers in her “Family Portrait” illustration (above) and knew I had to share her humor.

Jessica’s brand of humor is great because it subverts characters or scenes that are typically pretty, sweet, or cute. Her characters often have heavy-handed personalities, and an air of over-eagerness makes them both funny and sympathetic. Case in point, this mermaid:

From "Mermaids"

From “Mermaids”

Spot illustration. Nice saliva.

Spot illustration. Nice saliva.

"Modern Decor". I don't know that this one is *supposed* to be humorous, but I find a kid intimidated by modern decor chuckle-worthy.

“Modern Decor”. I don’t know that this one is *supposed* to be humorous, but I find a kid intimidated by modern decor chuckle-worthy.

Illustration by Jessica Warrick via Badass Lady Creatives

"Jungle Ballerina"

“Jungle Ballerina”

Check out more of Jessica’s work on her portfolio, or buy some patterned goods in her shop!