I'm Ward Jenkins. This is my blog. I've been doing this thing since 2004 and I really enjoy it. I draw and animate from my home in Portland, Oregon. I used to live in Atlanta, but moved to the great Pacific Northwest in early 2007 to direct animated commercials. Since June of 2008, I've been on my own and drawing lots of fun stuff for various people and clients.

I live with my photographer/writer wife, Andrea and together we have two kids: Ava and Ezra.

A few things about me: I love collecting old ephemera, cookbooks, children's books, and whatnot from the 1940s to the 60s. I'm a big fan of mid-century art & design. I also love old school hip-hop and graffiti. Go figure.

I've illustrated several picture books and plan to do more. For a list of my picture books you can go here. For chapter books, go here. I'm repped by Jennifer Laughran of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. If you'd like for me to illustrate a book for you, contact her. She'd love to hear from you.

I have a site where you can see a lot of my work, both illustrated and animated.

Other places you can find me:

Flickr | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest | Dribbble

If you have a question about anything, feel free to contact me via here.


  1. I love your blog! I happened on it today while looking for a picture of a girl singing (Oh, Ava!)and ended up posting about your blog. If you have a chance, stop by to take a looks.


  2. Thanks to Emma for directing us to this great blog!