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Ursula Vernon
United States
Well, let's see. I'm a painter and children's book author, I live in North Carolina, and...uh...just go look at the art. The art will tell you everything you need to know, and a lot of things you probably didn't.

I'm the author/illustrator of the Eisner-nominated webcomic Digger and the children's books "Nurk" and "Dragonbreath" from Harcourt-Brace and Penguin Dial, all of which can be purchased through Amazon (visit for direct links.)

Almost all art shown here can be purchased in print form at or by dropping me a note or an e-mail.

I am not accepting commissions at this time, and will not be for the foreseeable future.

Portrait above by Margo McCafferty-Rudd, 2008

Current Residence: North Carolina
Favourite style of art: Digital painting
Favourite cartoon character: Brock Samson
Personal Quote: Have you the brainworms?!
Woo! Topatoco is now handling all my art prints!

First they're awesome, fast, and high quality, and secondly I can finally remove my Mail Stuff bag from my truck!


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RavenshellRorschach Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could fave everything on here... All of it hits all the right buttons with me!  (I just came looking for the pic of the Kachina Badger I'd seen years ago!)  The gothness, the steampunk, the furry, the Gorey (I'm a huge Ed Gorey fan), the surrealism, the offbeat humor...  I just love all of it!
RavenshellRorschach Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, Squash Kachina, because Squash Kachina is the absolute shit!
FeatherSpiral Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there!
I just recently finished reading Digger, could barely sleep the night after and told most everyone about it (sadly none of them knew of it). I know that thing's really old and maybe long-forgotten by now, but I still wanted to tell you how amazing it was.

I've considered writing a little something about Ed's or Murai's backstory, perhaps even poetry?
Not sure if I'll get around to it, but I do have some ideas on how to approach the subject. Maybe, if Digger-mousie were to meet a loresinger or bard on the way home, she may want their tales to be told...

If there's anything that's not already mentioned in the comic, or details you want me to be mindful of, feel free to tell me.
Again, I'm not sure if and when I'll do it, but I really wanna get over my artblock for at least a short time.
kenyastarflight Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry for the random note here, but even though I've had your "zombie baby" pic in my faves for years, I didn't realize you were the author of Dragonbreath and The Raven and the Reindeer until now.  I LOVE your work, and am looking forward to reading more of it!  :D  Jackalope Wives is on my to-read list next...
baloghsara Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love your art! and all of your characters are super cute (^3^)
HoremWeb Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018   Photographer
what a silly thing to give just a llama... but I wanted you to know that I faw your art in the whole and not only one by one. :)
felipau9 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
I just fell in love with your art, it's so magical and sweet
Rynui Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not to mention the phalloi
Fruechtefresser Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Wow, finally I've found you! Very unique style you have!
lunar-rxses Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
kicks down door
hey you went to whispering pines elementary today
its me the girl in the distance that asked "do you like geckos"
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