More Rusty Bear Illustrations & A Grumbly Grumpadinkle Concept Sketch

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Here are a couple more full-color sketches for my third children’s book, “Rusty Bear and Thomas, Too” that depict Thomas finding, talking to and playing with, the redwood bear before his wooden friend comes to life and leads them on an adventure to save a forest family who is in trouble in the redwood grove.

I just requested that all the remaining illustrations for “Rusty Bear and Thomas, Too” be created. Hopefully, that book will got to the printer late in September.

Also, the mean, nasty, and grim Grumbly Grumpadinkle is making what I think is his first public appearance in this post. He’s the star of the book by the same name which is under development and scheduled for release after “Rusty Bear and Thomas, Too” is published. What you see is a concept sketch that will eventually become part of a full color illustration also featuring the other two stars of the book, Wendy Goodlight and her per kindness named Love.

I’m probably only about a week away from being able to hold the first physical copies of my books “Clyde and I” and “Clyde and I Help a Hippo to Fly”.

With Love,


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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4 Responses to More Rusty Bear Illustrations & A Grumbly Grumpadinkle Concept Sketch

  1. utesmile says:

    Love it! I wished I was a kid again….. no not really, I enjoy it as much as an adult too! 🙂

  2. russtowne says:

    I’m glad to hear it!

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