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EF2 17 Color Strip
Another illustration from the Ebenezer Farnes Project. In this one, Ebenezer has been another kid in a wrestling game. The kid is angry, and kicks him in the shin. This causes an infection which afflicts Ebenezer for almost the rest of the trip across the plains to Utah.
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This is the 16th illustration for the second volume in the Ebenezer Farnes project, a series of children's books based on the autobiography of one of my pioneer grandfathers. He was an amazing man, joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) back in England at age 19, and immigrated to the United States, making his way to Utah to join the Saints. This picture illustrates a section of his autobiography in which he relates he had to wait for legions of buffalo crossing the plains, kind of like being stuck in a traffic jam.
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Colored version of the first illustration for the second volume in the Ebenezer Farnes Project. In this image, Ebenezer has just arrived in America on a boat from England, and is beginning the arduous task of traveling to Utah. This is a pen and ink drawing that has been painted in Adobe Photoshop.
OK, so it's been a while since I last wrote.  I know literally billions of fans have been going nuts because of it.

Since you last heard from me, a few things have happened.  I've been in and out of work; in and out of hospitals; leaving baffled doctors in my wake. 

I've had some happy times.  My fifth and last child was born on February 21, 2010.  He's now 3 and is potty training---he's almost got the hang of it.

I guess it goes without saying that I've also had some bad ones.  I've even gotten to the point a few times where I wondered what the point of it all is.  Best not to dwell on those, though.  We all know where that shadowed road goes.

Though I've been absent from Deviant for a long time, I've still been working.  I've drawn cartoons both for fun and on commission.  I've designed logos, and built ventriloquist dummies.  Some of them can be seen here. 

My latest project is learning how the polymer "baking" clay works.  I've been making little things like Christmas Elves and jack-o-lanterns with it.  If I could only learn to put the finished sculpture out of the reach of 3 year-old hands, then I might have something to show you.  Just kidding...he's only destroyed one of them (two, if you could popping the carrot nose off my snowman).  When school starts again, and I have more free time (I am the Momma-Daddy, after all) I'll be able to do more.

I'll try to write again before another five years passes me by.  So in the meantime, browse my gallery, buy some mugs and prints, and keep creating!
  • Listening to: Voices In My Head
  • Reading: Captain Underpants
  • Watching: Spongebob Squarepants
  • Playing: Hay Day
  • Eating: Zone Bars
  • Drinking: Water


Michael Richards
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a freelance writer and cartoonist. I have five children, and live with my family in Washington state.


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txhern Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Wishing you all the best and lots of fun on your day :D (Big Grin)
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
Thank you for the +fav
txhern Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Wishing you all the best and lots of fun on your day :D
Pajunen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Thanks for the fav!
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Diana by adrianamusettidavila  Thanks for the Fav by Amazinadrielle
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