Client Testimonials

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. 

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I would be happy to discuss his work in more detail. 

Teresa Fath

Dear Denis
This past year and a half have been wondrous thanks to you!

First you did the illustrations for my album
Cherry Town Khazad Doom 40th Anniversary 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!

Then you 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

Hello Denis
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!
Terry Gould

Hi Denis
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 vision.
Stephen A Tye
Pirates Gold


Hi Denis
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


Hi Denis
 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. 
My Best, 
Shirley Ann Povondra
My Imaginary Friend

Dear Denis
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 publisher to
step in and get what they needed as well.  I could NEVER have done this
without you!  My book is absolutely fabulous!!!  Everyone is raving about
the illustrations.  The vivid color, large characters, and clean simple
lines, have brought this elementary level book to life!!!
"How Tall is a Giant?" goes nationwide in August!  I cannot wait! Thank
you for your kindness, your patience, and most of all your incredible artwork.

Very Sincerely,
Lorraine Strenkowski, author
How Tall is a Giant
Thanks, Denis
These 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.
Mark Stellinga
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.
Mark Salerno
Alfafa and Ava Take The Train
Bella and Benny Bunny at the Beach
Clark and Clara Cats Carnival Capper


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