Nannette is a proud graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. (now the Kubert School) located in Dover, New Jersey. Born and raised in Schuylkill County (Pennsylvania) Nannette has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist both in the United States and abroad (while an Army wife). Returning home to her roots to raise a family along with her fellow ‘Skook’ husband Mark, Nannette’s style is reminiscent of her years spent at Kubert’s surrounded by professional illustrator instructors such as school founder Joe Kubert (DC Comics’ Sgt. Rock and Tor), Tex Blaisdell (Little Orphan Annie), Irwin Hasen (Dondi), and Greg Hildebrandt (children’s book illustrator and commercial artist).
Nannette’s earliest memories have her drawing the characters from The Flintstones, and wanting nothing more than to be a cartoonist and children’s book illustrator herself. She both wrote and illustrated ‘The Color of My Fur’, originally published in 1992, which was updated and reprinted by Nannette in 2015.
Preferred mediums include pastels, colored pencils, and watercolor dyes and inks; though she is most happy with a simple HB (#2) pencil and a good piece of vellum. Subject matter ranges from caricatures to religious art though her main passion is telling stories through pictures and words; to take the viewer on a journey that feels both real and meaningful, but most of all…fun!
Ultimately, Nannette sees her drawing table as an altar, and her studio a mission field, where she humbly offers her gift. There she creatively strives to make the world a lighter, happier place…where love and silliness reign, and hope knows no bounds.