About Me

Hi! My name is Rebecca McConnell and I am freelance illustrator and comic book colorist based in Milwaukee, WI. I have been freelancing since 2013, and I specialize in illustrating for tabletop and mobile games and in comic book coloring. In my career I've worked with clients across many fields, notably, Blue Juice Comics , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Image Comics.  As a tabletop game illustrator I love to tell a a silly and whimsical narrative that would make me smile if I saw it in a board game I was playing.  When I'm not drawing or coloring, I'm either playing Magic the Gathering, or resisting playing Magic the Gathering.

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"Man, we loved doing this story. And Val and I got to work with @Purple_Draws

for the first time! Fantastic colorist and very professional. A+++ WILL COLLABORATE AGAIN" Link

Kelly Sue DeConnick

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"@Purple_Draws

Did a fantastic job for us on Anne Bonnie Volume #3. Very professional and easy to work with." Link

Michael Misconi of Blue Juice Comics

 

Work History

Freelance Illustrator and Designer          (May 2013-Present)

> Creates illustrative imagery and designs for mobile games, comics, and tabletop games

> Enhances comics inks as a comics colorist

> Digital Client communication and management

> Lead generation and outreach

Before 2013:

Many many retail jobs.

Selected Clients: Comics

Image Comics

Release Date May 26, 2021

Colorist for The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #2

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-old-guard-tales-through-time-2-of-6

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

September 2019-April 2020

Flatter for Paranorthern, middle grade graphic novel

https://www.hmhbooks.com/shop/books/ParaNorthern/9780358164586

Blue Juice Comics

July 2020- Jan 2021

Colorist for Issues 11-14 of Anne Bonnie

http://bluejuicecomics.com/wordpress/

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Skills

> Board Game Illustration

> 2D illustration for interactive games and media

> Comic Colorist

> Sequential Artist and cartoonist

> Caricaturist
> 15+ years experience in Adobe Photoshop

> Competent in Clip Paint Studio
> 15+ years experience in Adobe Illustrator
> Excellent organizational and time management skills
> Friendly, personable, works well with others
> Self-motivated

Selected Clients: Tabletop Games

Mageling- The Expansion

Feb 2021- Ongoing

Client: Familiar Games

Contribution: Coloring

http://www.familiargames.net/

Dungeon Decorators

Feb 2019

Client: Jeff LaFlam

Contribution: Sell Image

https://slugfestgames.com/games/dungeon-decorators/


Intelle
Mar 2017
Client: David Abelson, Fisher Heaton Games
Contribution: Box Illustration
http://www.fisherheatongames.com

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Selected Clients: Video Games

Wandering Monster Studios
February 2021
Background art and UI for 3 Knaves

Client : Thomas Gutschmidt

Numbat Logic/Adam Clifton
August 2016
Creation of all art for Creature Sweeper
Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.numbatlogic.creaturesweeper&hl=en

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