Nicholas McDougal

Welcome and thank you for visiting!

I’m the author and illustrator of the Lumpkins. I love to draw fantastical worlds and characters. My love for Japanese art and culture, books and comics as well as classic franchises like Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes and Goosebumps help inspire my work. I am drawn to 19th century impressionism and other artists such as Edward Hopper, James Jean, Jake Weidmann and William Joyce.

I live in Des Moines, IA and have no dogs or eccentric interests. I do like to challenge myself with fitness goals and have several favorite foods that inspire a sort of passion that little else can.

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