Monday, February 25, 2013

New Chapter Book!!

Just one of the reasons I didn't sleep this past fall :-) - Check it out!!

Awesome Christian Association 
By: Tony Bellagamba
Illustrated By: Merrill Rainey

Being a kid is pretty fun. Being a kid with special powers is AWESOME! And no one knows that better than Just-Plain-Jada, Once-Upon-A-Ron, and No-Way-Jose. Even their little white dog, Penelope, is in on the excitement. Together they are the Awesome Christian Association, also known as The ACA! With the use of their special t-shirts and the simple phrase, “We love Jesus to pieces”, these kids and their dog can go anywhere in the world. Will you come along with the ACA on their first adventure and help them change the world? 

Those interested in purchasing a book, please go to
50% of all proceeds donated to charity

Here are a few illustration from the book: 

© 2013 ACA Kidz •

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Keep On Trucking!

Another painting experiment in Adobe Illustrator. ~ enjoy!


I recently completed a project for a client of mine in a style I was unfamiliar with. I was so impressed at how awesome the end result looked. I decided to work on developing a whole new illustration portfolio called "Doodles".  Below are a few of the new pieces of work ~ enjoy!

~ enjoy!

Love is In the Air!

Love is in the air for the Jack and Jill Gang.  Check out all of the excitement in the Jan/Feb issue ~ enjoy!

Puppy Problems

I'm a little behind with posting these, but here is the Nov/Dec issue of the Jack and Jill Gang. ~ enjoy!

Monday, February 11, 2013

100 Doodles, 100 Days

Over the next 100 days, follow my attempt to create 100 new doodles using only the iPad app. Paper by 53. The first five are below:

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