henrietta hanks illustration



in California


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Hello from Henrietta Hanks~

I have been illustrating for 15 years, contributing to magazine, book, and paper products. Before illustration, I worked in animation, my first love.

Clients include: Harper Collins, Scholastic, Workman Publishing, Houghton Mifflin, Hewlett Packard, Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Woman's Day, Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, Children's Television Workshop, Child, Parenting, Governing, Healthy Kids, Marcel Shurman Papers, iPop, Kids Club Jr, and more.

My favorite influences: Rankin Bass, Jay Ward cartoons, Tex Avery, Howard Garis, Johnny Gruelle, Lang Campbell, Lois Lenski, Mary Blair, Mel Crawford, UPA artists, Gene Deitch, Albert Aquino, Mr Magoo, Howdy Doody, JP Miller, Ludwig Bemelmans, Jerry Smath, and from the silent pictures: Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, and Mabel Normand.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

~ Henry David Thoreau




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