DC Universe The Green Lantern
Afro Unicorn and Random House Children’s Books are excited to present to you the first 3 in a series of five Afro Unicorn Books that I had the honor of illustrating.
“We Are Afro Unicorns,” on September 5, 2023
“A Magical Day” on September 5, 2023
It’s Magical’s birthday! She and her unicorn friends can’t wait to celebrate at her magnificent party. But when Magical’s enchanted crown suddenly goes missing, it’s up to everyone in the enchanted kingdom of Afronia to come together and find it before her big party is ruined.Join these three extraordinary unicorns in a story full of friendship, love, and fun.
“The Most Magical Time of the Year!” on October 10, 2023.
December is finally here, and all the unicorns in the kingdom of Afronia are excited to meet Santa. But when Santa gets lost on the way, the unicorns fear that Christmas will be ruined. It’s up to Magical, Unique, and Divine to use their superpowers of love and kindness to save Christmas.
Let the Christmas countdown begin in this tale of love and hope for the holidays!
Lion Cubs and Friends
Chinese Zodiac 2023, year of the Rabbit
In the Chinese Zodiac my birth year, 1975 is the year of the Rabbit – 2023, is also the year of the rabbit and more specifically, the water rabbit! Happy Chinese New year 🧧 🐇 The character in the image is Cybunny. I designed the character when I worked for Neopets.com in 2000. I thought it would be a fitting tie in for this illustration! 🐰
ALL-TERRAIN TROUBLE! (DC BATMAN)
Young Batman™ fans can leap into the Caped Crusader’s latest adventures as Batman upgrades the Batmobile with big tires for some big action when a group of motocross bike riding jewel thieves hit Gotham City. Unfortunately, these bad guys are teamed up with a Super-Villain that may prove to be too much even for an All-terrain Batmobile to handle. Written by David Croatto and illustrations by Anthony Conley
The Magical World of Alexis Snipperdoom
Here are some characters and illustrations for the Alexis Snipperdoom book series created by the amazing JD Broyhill. This book series will introduce you to a magical world of adventures and characters that you really should check out!
Why Do I Get All the Kisses
Inspired by the question her young son asked during a fun moment of play, Sundra Oakley’s debut picture book, Why Do I Get All the Kisses? is a love letter response to her sweet boy and a multilingual message of love from mommies around the world.
I LOVE MY HAIR (SESAME STREET)
Check out some art from my recent board book project with Penguin Random House, I LOVE MY HAIR (SESAME STREET)
One of Sesame Street’s newest neighbors, Gabrielle lets everyone know how much she loves her beautiful black hair in this joyful board book illustrated by Anthony Conley. Young Black girls and boys will not only identify with Gabrielle but learn to love their natural beauty!
SHURI IS BRAVE! BLACK PANTHER available now!
Two heroes are better than one when Marvel’s Black Panther and his sister, Shuri, team up in this action-packed Little Golden Book! By Frank Berrios illustrated by Anthony Conley.
Available on Amazon, Target.com, Penguin Random House and other places books are sold
Shazam! Is Here!
Shazam! Heroes Help! is finally available! I just received my copies in the mail and it’s really great looking. It’s the first Little Golden Book I’ve illustrated and I’m stoked for how it turned out! Below are a few illustrations, tight drawings and final paintings from the book! Be sure to Buy yours here! Written by Frank Berrios Illustrations by Anthony Conley
What happens when you take the best of Belgium and mix in a bit of Japan? You get a SMURBY
All-Terrain Trouble! (DC Batman)
by David Croatto, Illustrated by Anthony Conley
My latest book illustration work for Random House coming Jan 03, 2023 lets young Batman fans leap into the Caped Crusader’s adventures with this full-color storybook inspired by the All-terrain Batmobile RC vehicle toy.
Batman has to upgrade the Batmobile with big tires for some big action when a group of motocross bike riding jewel thieves hit Gotham City. Unfortunately, these bad guys are teamed up with a Super-Villain that may prove to be too much even for an All-terrain Batmobile to handle.
Character Design Challenge!
Over on Facebook there’s a group which hosts monthly character design challenges sponsored by www.characterdesignreferences.com. This month’s theme is Marvel, Heroes and Villains and we’re encouraged to reimagine what a Marvel character could look like. I chose The Black Panther and designed him wearing a Vibranium armor suit!
I Love My Hair (Sesame Street)
I was contracted by Penguin Random House to illustrate a new board book, I Love My Hair (Sesame Street) which is coming December 6, 2022!
Sesame Street’s Gabrielle lets everyone know how much she loves her beautiful black hair in this joyful board book. It’s based on the song of the same name and the popular Sesame Street video, viewed more than 19 million times on YouTube.
VTUBER art for I Am Neko Lily on Twitch
In the beginning of 2020, I worked on a project for the Vtuber, IamNekoLily’s channel on Twitch. She provided me with a character concept which I then helped to develop. Check out her most recent character refresh at the top of the post and her previous character below that. Visit her Instagram page and follow her on Twitch! to watch her entertaining stream!
Little Golden Books
I’ve got two SUPER projects for Little Golden Book that are completed and set to be released in September 2022. Since I’m impatient as hell, I’m going to share the covers for each now and then more of the interior illustrations after the book’s release dates!
Shazam! and Black Adam team up in this Little Golden Book starring the beloved DC characters!
Even the smallest DC Super Hero fans can learn all about teaming up to lend a hand in this Little Golden Book starring Shazam! and Black Adam. The hero and villain are brought together to solve a problem, and in the process, discover what they have in common. This Little Golden Book is perfect for children ages 2 to 5, as well as fans and collectors of all ages!
Two heroes are better than one when Marvel’s Black Panther and his sister, Shuri, team up in this action-packed Little Golden Book!
The threats to the African nation of Wakanda are many, so Marvel’s Black Panther teams up with his little sister, Shuri, to defeat their foe! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book, which features Black Panther, Shuri, and lots of other great Marvel characters. The friendly eye-catching retro art style is the perfect way to introduce little heroes to the Marvel Universe, and is equally loved by adult collectors and comic book fans as well!
There May Be Giants
Doing some character development on an ongoing project of mine… I like revisiting something I’ve started years ago and updating the designs even slightly. It recharges my feelings for an idea and pushes me to keep developing on it.
Happy Chinese New Year 2022
Black is Beautiful Pop-Up Card / Love Pop
Black History Month is celebrated in February as an homage to the triumphant achievements of African Americans and their contributions to the world. Designed in collaboration with talented Black artist Anthony Conley, the Black is Beautiful card is a tribute to the legacy and rich cultures of the Black community.
Cooking with the Lorax
Happy New Year everyone! I just received copies of my latest project with Penguin Random House and writer, Sonali Fry. COOKING WITH THE LORAX, which is available on Amazon, Target and other retailers. I’ve had a busy year and I’m grateful for each new opportunity that’s come my way. Looking forward to sharing my new projects that I have lined up for 2022!!! 🥳 🍾
A Pony Called Spike!
Hello to any new onlookers and followers here on my website. I posted a video of the new book that I illustrated, A Pony Called Spike (Finnish title: Poni Nimelta Spike) on TIKTOK that went viral so that’s probably how a few of you found me! 😉 Welcome!
Poni Nimeltä Spike / A Pony Called Spike
New Book Alert 🚨
A Pony Called Spike! (Poni Nimelta Spike)
In the new, Finnish language, easy-to-read children’s novel written by Satu Heimonen and illustrated by Anthony Conley, Princess Twilight Sparkle’s beloved dragon helper Spike turns into a pony for one day. Published by @tammikirjat
Cooking with the Lorax
Artist, Gary Baseman shares a birthday with my mom (Sept 27) and his pet cat Bosko’s birthday is just a few days before! I made this illustration as a tribute! Three cheers for @garybaseman 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Key art for untitled project
Disney + Lovepop Play
My latest pop up card project with Lovepop Play + Disney is now available on Lovepop.com Go buy some for all your little adventurers/princesses!
Here’s some character art I did for the Disney Princess card. It was a lot of fun turning these iconic Princesses into playful, stylized characters. Check em out!
Lovepop Play + Disney Moana, is the next card in this latest Lovepop Play release that I had the honor of designing. It’s bright, colorful & fun and captures the adventurous spirits of Moana, Maui & Heihei! Shop this card here Lovepop
MLP A Pony Called Spike
New book alert. I’m currently illustrating a new book for Hasbro’s My Little Pony. The book will be printed in Finnish and may print copies in English soon after. Here’s a brief description of the story…
In the richly illustrated, easy-to-read children’s novel, Princess Twilight Sparkle’s beloved dragon helper Spike turns into a pony for one day.
The little dragon Spike is a loyal friend and helper of Princess Twilight Sparkle. He knows the habits of the ponies well, and one day he becomes annoyed that dragons don’t have cutie marks too. Spike wants to find his own special skill, so he turns to magic! There is a rather surprising cutie adventure in store!
Sun and Moon
I created this illustration for a Neopets fan page called Sun and Moon Featuring a customized Draik, Kougra Petpets and Petpetpets
I’ve been posting art on some Neopets fan pages lately and it’s got me feeling nostalgic for the early 2000s when I was a character designer at Neopets. I feel like there is a new wave of Neopets happening soon and I’m glad to ride it. I’ve been doing some independent work with the Neopets team and I feel at home!
We Are Black History/LovePop Cards
Bringing Black History fun to everyone with my latest card design for @LovePop ,
Playpop Card™ We Are Black History
Black history month is coming up so be sure to go to lovepopcards.com, search BLACK HISTORY and order your cards today!
Check it out. A Stranger Things illustration I created for licensees is now available at retailer, Pull&Bear as a tote bag! Pull&Bear
Netflix Over the Moon
One of my recent projects was to create the painted background art for Netflix original movie Over the Moon’s line of dolls by Mattel. It was a great project and if you haven’t seen the movie, what are you waiting for!
HULK vs SPONGEBOB
Paranormal Investigators Club
Some logo and character design work for a new project I’m involved with. Stay tuned for more to come…
Rainbows, ice cream, unicorns…
Faux CG Painting
Practicing a little faux CG painting in Photoshop. You can’t go wrong if you’re always brushing up on your skills.
New Book Is Here!
It’s finally here! Payson Hendrix’s children’s book that I illustrated, Rabbit, Worm and the Giant Carrot is fresh off the press! This book is perfect for teaching kids to ask for help, support their friends and to never give up! Go to https://www.ooplemade.com/ to pick up your copy!
Below are some character concept drawings I did early on when developing the style for Rabbit, Worm and the Giant Carrot.