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Joe Blend of The Blend Family Family Storytelling Illustrator


Joe is an illustrator and storyteller who observes life through steaming coffee and an energized imagination. That perspective allows him to create whimsical characters and their stories, with emphasis on the odd and extraordinary. At this time, he is available to work on commissioned illustration projects for commercial endeavors, nonprofits, individuals, and families. His illustration style incorporates playful lines, odd proportions, and simple compositions.


The artists and storytellers that regularly influence his work include Tim Burton, Gris Grimly, Quentin Blake, Carson Ellis, Nathan Jurevicius, Gosia Mosz, Edward Gorey, Jon Klassen, Dr. Seuss, and Lemony Snicket.


But, alas, Joe is unable to accept correspondence via fax, carrier pigeon, or paper airplane. So, if you have questions or want to discuss a potential opportunity, visit