You Are Brave, Little Joey Illustrations

You Are Brave, Little Joey is a children’s book written by Jessika Seppala and illustrated by Amber Thatcher. It follows Little Joey the kangaroo and his mama as they explore their world and discover what it truly means to be brave.

I started these illustrations for Jessika when she contacted me late summer in 2020. She had been refining her story for a few years and was ready to publish! I was honored that she approached me to do the illustrations. And now, as of June 2021, You Are Brave, Little Joey is available for purchase on Amazon! This is the second book I’ve had the honor to illustrate and I’m proud of what Jessika and I have made together. Here are a few of my favorite illustrations from the book and a few sketches from the planning process!