STORM in development. Winding down to the finish line of Blueboy Brown C...

STORM in development. Winding down to the finish line of Blueboy Brown Comics.


A farewell to Blogger

Please come and visit us at our new home on the web: catholicillustratorsguild.com. If you are a member but haven't already signed up for membership on the new blog, please email admin(at)catholicillustratorsguild.com. If you are an artist who would like to join please click Join the Guild on the new website.


Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Miraculous Medal. Digital painting. 2006-2016.


Our Lady of Fatima part 9

The latest chapter! With such a long work, I decided to use a mostly set palette. So far, I think it is working out well. Hope you like!
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To be continued...


 I would like to invite the artists of the Catholic Ilustrator’s Guild to consider participation in this year’s competition for the Apocalypse Prize. The Apocalypse Prize 2017 is a religious art competition which has been developed to stimulate interest in Medieval Art as a resource for contemporary religious artists. This is an international, free entry painting competition which is open to all; the deadline this year is December 31, 2017, and the grand prize awarded is $10,000. Subjects and media are specified on the following website, http://apocalypseprize.com, where you can also find several videos and essays which are intended to facilitate a deeper understanding of the use of the figurative language of Sacred Scripture in Medieval Art. 

 Gloria Thomas, Director, Apocalypse Prize 2017 


Mary Garden Showers Painting

Recently I completed a new painting of Mary and Jesus for Mary Garden Showers.  It is a beautiful ministry which helps mothers in crisis pregnancies.  There are prints available on my site here all proceeds go to Mary Garden Showers.  The framed original painting will be auctioned off at my booth during the Columbus Catholic Women's Conference this February.
I wanted to show Mary and Jesus in an affectionate moment, mother and baby playing together quietly.  Jesus is meant to look like He is crowning her with flowers, representing what will come when they are both in heaven.  But mostly I hoped to show Mary as a human mother in love with her child, awed by His beauty and innocence.


Lives of the Saints (and people who lived saintly lives) #9 is out now!
It's about St. Anthony of the desert! It utilizes some crazy scenes! It is for you and everyone you love!
Just in time for Christmas!
32 pages, color cover, only 4 bucks! What a deal!
Get it at Tautkus Studio.com !

Here's a preview:
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St Anthony of the desert and his time in the tombs.

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The End



FeastDay!, a board game about the liturgical year for which I did the design and illustration, is coming out this Advent. It's available for pre-order.

It reminds me of a combination of Chutes and Ladders and a Catholic Trivial Pursuit, and there are options for treats!

Catholicmom.com has an article about it and Steve Botsford, its creator:

I met the creator of FeastDay! The Liturgical Year Board Game! at a Charleston, South Carolina Diocesan Conference. Steve Botsford, a convert to the Catholic faith, holds a Master of Religious Education degree from Loyola University and is a master catechist in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He and his wife are marriage preparation sponsors. He has also served ten years as parish youth minister and remains an active catechist. Added to these game-creator credentials, Steve is a father of three who knows the value of a good family game firsthand.
Read the rest here.


Our Lady of Fatima part 8

I gave myself the option of posting this part as 4 pages or 12 pages. I opted for four pages, as the stopping point seemed most appropriate. Hope you like it!

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To be continued...


A Song of Peace

A song of peace from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
(A book in the works) Carpenter Salim Hajderovac plays guitar (well, in the privacy of his home), so I imagined him sitting on a bench that's outside St. Joseph Catholic Church, With Father Miro Beslic to his left, and Imam Čamdzic Izet, of the City Mosque of Zavidovici. 


In Memory of Jef Murray

In memory of Jef Murray, one of the founding artists of the Catholic Illustrator's Guild, I wanted to post this beautiful oil painting of a scene from C.S. Lewis's The Last Battle, called by Jef "The End of All Things."

Please browse Jef's website here http://www.jefmurray.com/ and please consider sharing this post on social media. I see from his website that some of his original oils are still available for sale: do consider a purchase to help his family out.


Recent Commissioned Drawings

These recent works were all drawn on calfskin. Click on the images below to read full descriptions any of them. More of my religious art can be seen here.

St. Hugh of Lincoln



Sarah the Matriarch and the Hospitality of Abraham



St. Elizabeth and the Annunciation to Zachary



Tu Es Sacerdos



In Him Was Life



Jef Murray

 I stumbled upon the news that Jef Murray, one of the founding artists of this blog, died in April 2015. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his wife Lorraine.

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


Congratulations to Ben Hatke!

Eisner Award!
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Little Robot, by Ben Hatke 

Yay Ben!


Pope on War

Free to share.
Pope Francis' quote about Worldwide War.