Nicholas McDougal

Welcome and thank you for visiting!

I’m the author and illustrator of the Lumpkins. I wrote and illustrated Coco Wants a Burger in 2016, available here at my shop on, and am currently deciding on my next big project.

I love designing characters and writing stories. Anything where I get to use my imagination to make something great. I’m inspired by Japanese art and food, Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes and Goosebumps. I like the works of Edward Hopper, James Jean, Jake Weidmann and William Joyce.

I live in Des Moines, IA.

Follow me on Twitter: @nicmcdougal, Instagram: @instadoogie, and visit my fan page at