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November 2003

My first published drawing was at the age of 15 when I entered a drawing contest for a teen magazine. The prize was ten bucks. That was a good hunk of money for a teen in those days. To my pleased amazement, my pic won, and so began my career of drawing dumb pictures for the masses.

After that, I began doing regular freelance work for magazines until 1974 when I made the decision to become a full-time missionary with an international group called The Family. Aside from doing regular field work, my main ministry has been helping to illustrate and produce publications.

Chronologically, I did my final art with a BIC pen, Flair, crowquill, brush, and then Japanese felt-tip brush pens, which I used for about five years. Then one day I stumbled across Xara X. I began experimenting drawing with Xara using a mouse and liked the results so I moved up to a tablet and stylus.

The reason I like drawing in Xara is that the end result is so much better than inking by hand. The lines are crisper and smoother and all of the elements are editable since they are individual vector objects. Another factor is that I'm not getting any younger, and my eyes and hands are not what they used to be. Drawing with Xara has suddenly enabled me to draw the tiniest detail with the utmost precision—so, who needs a brush?

To end on a personal note for those inclined to curiosity, Zeb is my pen name. I am married and have 12 children plus four grandchildren with one more on the way, so I've been doing more than just drawing these past 30 years!

May God bless and keep you,


Visit Zeb's website at ZEBtoonz/


All images ©Zeb and may not be
copied or reproduced in any manner without
the written permission of the artist

Click on the thumbnail images to see the larger
and complete image.

Bible Class İZeb


Dorstbug İZeb


Guru İZeb


Key and the Kid İZeb


Pig İZeb


Sweeping İZeb


Christmas Card İZeb


Grandpa İZeb


Happy Days İZeb


My Country İZeb


Self Portrait İZeb


Tola and Tor İZeb


XARA Artists Wanted! We are always looking for new artists to feature on this page. If you would like to be considered for one of the future featured artists, Click Here to contact us. Please don't send images at this time. What works best is for you to place some of your best images on a Web page and send us the URL. If we decide to feature you and your images, we will contact you and provide further instructions.

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