I am not currently excepting commissions, but I'd love to chat!
Carly Strickland is a digital illustrator and book designer based in Birmingham, Alabama, and her favorite word is awesome. She is very small and probably has a complex about it. She prefers pet rats but supposes her step-cat will do.
She’s art director of Matter Deep Publishing, an independent publishing company. She draws them a lot of pictures - so many pictures that she has published three children’s books since Matter Deep was launched in 2011 and has two more in the works. She is also Matter Deep's book cover monkey and a freelance book designer.
Carly does not believe that vampires sparkle in the sun, an opinion she has expressed in her illustrations in Say No To Sparkles: an Illustrated Anthology, written by Kyle Strickland. Carly loves retro science fiction, Star Trek, sci-fi from the 60’s, cheesy fake rocks, and Star Trek. You can see more about her obsession in Mothership Goose, a children’s book about nursery rhymes, jetpacks, and mouse mechanics.
She is also involved in The Electric Keychain Collective, a group of illustrators that inspire each other and promote creativity, and creators of a kids book, Awesome Like a Possum.
Other Places to Follow Me:
Facebook (where I rant about typefaces and how much blood splatter is appropriate for vampire illustrations):
Like My Page
Tumblr (things that inspire and amuse me. Mostly filled with feminist comics, crazy illustrations I find, Star Trek, art puns, pictures of my step-cat, and occasionally my own work):
Matter Deep Publishing (my publishing company):
Blogger (pretty legit):
The Electric Keychain Collective (where me and a bunch other other awesome people make art and stuff):
Red Bubble (want to buy some sweet stuff?):
Deviantart (sometimes gets used?):