Here are just a few of the
wonderful testimonials over the years that self publishing authors
have said in regards to the artwork that I created for their books.
January 11, 2010
To Whom It May Concern,
Denis Proulx has illustrated two of
my children’s books under the series, The Bell Dogs,
by Teresa Fath. Denis has been a great asset to my planning and
development of the visuals of the books, bringing the characters to
life. He has been knowledgeable and helpful to me in choosing a
publisher and even building my website. He responds immediately to
my questions and concerns, whether my email or telephone. I am
grateful to have found a colleague who is as patient and flexible as
he is and understanding of what it is I am trying to accomplish. I
consider him a team player and a true professional in his field and
will use him in future projects. He comes with high recommendations
as being very versatile and willing to compromise in order to
achieve a partnered goal.
If you have any further questions,
please feel free to contact me at
I would be happy to discuss his work in more detail.
This past year and a half have been wondrous thanks to you!
First you did the illustrations for my
album Cherry Town Khazad Doom
album, a collection of songs that I wrote way back in 1967-8. Back
then I had an idea, but in 2008, you managed to work with me and
really make my original concept and each zany character come
alive. You not only did a wonderful cover and label, but also you
did "concept illustrations" for each of the twelve songs which was
included in a sixteen page pamphlet inserted into each vinyl album
and with each CD which are now selling to collectors around the
world! I am so proud of the finished product and I was proud to
include a credit for your fine work because everybody always asks
about it! Additionally, I worked on the booklet as one of my
projects at school and was very proud to have been named "student of
the year," partially because of that!
did the twenty or so illustrations for my STANLEY'S VISIT TO
KERKLE MORFF, the video for another song I wrote back in 1971.
So, for it, you did all the illustrations of Stanley's journey
around the world, inventing a flying machine, and landing in "Kerkle-Morff,"
a make-believe kingdom on an island in the Atlantic. You took my
rough ideas and sculpted them into the reality I was saw in my head.
It was just magic, seeing the ideas in my head come out on paper!
You would do an illustration and we would tweak it, and it was
beautiful. You were gracious and accommodating with my suggestions
and made me a part of the process. So professional! We're about to
finally have my birthday ballon ride, so you and I will have to do a
phone call for the video so I can thank you in person on it.
Many Thanks!!! Jack Eadon
Thank you for
everything! You have been a true professional and your creative
talent has made my characters come to life. You have made the
"birth of Sir Sniffsalot and Friends an absolutely painless and
exciting "delivery"! I have many more characters and poems waiting
to be born! Also!
Just wanted to let you know that The Adventures of Sir Sniffsalot
and His Friends was submitted to the Wisconsin Printing Industries
"Graphics in Excellence Awards" by my printer and it won Best of
Category for Juvenile Books! This is the biggest awards
selections for the printing industry in the state of Wisconsin.
Sincerely and Congratulations!
I am writing this letter to tell you how happy we are with the final
artwork that you have created for our new book. You captured the
essence of the characters we had imagined and brought them to life.
You are a pleasure to work with; responsible regarding deadlines;
and very patient with clients as they brainstorm and change their
concepts. You are a true professional. Without any hesitation I
would recommend you to anyone in need of an artist. You are a unique
and amazing talent. Thanks again for your hard work, thoughts and
Stephen A Tye
I couldn't have found a better illustrator to work with
the vision of my story character I held in my head.
Trying to get someone to see what you
see in your mind can be difficult, but Denis listened, read the
story and imagined what the author wanted. He then let me refine it
to fit the vision and story line, instead of selling me on an "off
the shelf product".
I wanted originality and someone who could work with what I wanted
not the other way around. We will be working together in the future
on another project, for sure.
Joe C. Pickett
Margo the Weird Cat
EL Passo Texas
I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the outstanding
job Denis did to illustrate and bring to life my children’s book,
My Imaginary Friend.
To Denis’s credit he was able to work with another graphic artist
and take to the heart of the book her recommendations also. I was
“picky” beyond belief and Denis was always responsive to my ideas
and concerns. My editor had the final approval on the cover of the
book and her comments were that Denis was very talented and it the
cover was beautiful. Denis’s work shows a lot of “heart”.
I wanted to also let you know that My
Imaginary Friend received an award from Skipping Stones magazine
for the 2008 Book Awards.
Shirley Ann Povondra
My Imaginary Friend
Working with you has been an absolute pleasure! As a
first time author
it was impossible for me not to worry about every little
detail; but you
constantly put me at ease. You listened, created, and worked
with me step
by step. Your patience was beyond measure! You allowed my
step in and get what they needed as well. I could NEVER have
without you! My book is absolutely fabulous!!! Everyone is
the illustrations. The vivid color, large characters, and clean
lines, have brought this elementary level book to life!!!
"How Tall is a Giant?" goes nationwide in August! I cannot
you for your kindness, your patience, and most of all your
Lorraine Strenkowski, author
How Tall is a Giant
wonderful covers are just what my tales of adventure needed. My
editor and publisher both thought they turned out great. You
were a pleasure to work with and I'll be in touch whenever I
create another episode for Buster Boogernose.
Iowa City, Iowa
The Adventures of Buster Boogernose
Thank you so much for the enthusiasm with which
you embraced my project. The spark of creativity you
provided both in the development of the characters of
Alfalfa and Ava, Bella and Benny Bunny, and Clark and Clara
Cats. Your graphical interpretation of their story is
just what the project needed. Even though we are separated
by countless miles, our collaboration and communication went
so smoothly from the first character sketches, across
revisions and to the final high resolution images. Being new
to the illustration process your experience, your insight
and your willingness to share was incredibly helpful. Thank
you again for your work and I look forward to using your
talents again in the future.
Alfafa and Ava Take The Train
Bella and Benny Bunny at the Beach
Clark and Clara Cats Carnival Capper