Ursula Vernon

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Ursula Vernon is a freelance writer, artist and illustrator. She is best known for the webcomic Digger and the children's books Dragonbreath and Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew. Ursula is also a prolific painter and the creator of the Biting Pear of Salamanca, a work which became an internet meme in the form of the "LOL WUT" pear.

Ursula's cover for Best in Show won the 2003 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration. She was nominated for the 2006 Eisner Awards in the category Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition for her work on Digger. She was also a guest of honor at Midwest FurFest 2004 and 2009, and the Artist Guest of Honor at Further Confusion 2010.

The daughter of an artist,

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I’ve missed doing journal pages like I used to, but I also haven’t had the patience to sit at my desk for hours making them. So I keep fiddling with things I can do on the tablet while laying around watching Midsomer Murders. The problem is that I can draw in Procreate but it’s got no text support, and there’s plenty of little programs that put text on photos, but very few where I can do layou...

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Dragonbreath Attack of the Ninja Frogs Curse of the Were-wiener Lair of the Bat Monster No Such Thing as Ghosts Revenge of the Horned Bunnies When Fairies Go Bad
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Digger, Volume One Digger, Volume Two Digger, Volume Three Digger, Volume Four Digger, Volume Five Digger, Volume Six
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Black Dogs Part One: The Ho... The Mountain of Iron
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“Okay. Morality in a nutshell. Don't hurt people if you can avoid it. Don't steal stuff unless you're starving or it's really, really important. Work hard. Pay your bills. Try to help others. Always double-check your math if there are explosives involved. If you screwed it up, you need to see it gets fixed. And don't eat anything that talks. If it doesn't fall under one of those categories, just do the best you can.”
Ursula Vernon, Digger, Volume One

“ Once upon a time, there was a little creature that was rather small and rather wicked and it lived all alone in the woods.
The little creature lived in a little den, at the bottom of a little ravine, filled with not-at-all little brambles and on the edge of a forest that could only be described as really freakin' huge.”
Ursula Vernon

“Trolls have a longstanding animosity for goats--"Who's that trip-tapping across my bridge!?"--and this led me to think that perhaps trolls are related to goats, since it seems a lot more plausible to me that your relatives would make you insane than some random hooved mammal, however ecologically destructive it might be. What if trolls evolved from goats? Or, no, better yet, what if goats evolved from trolls? Or were domesticated from trolls by human shepherds? And the trolls despise their domesticated cousins as a disgrace to the once-proud troll race, (much as I assume wolves would despise Chihuahuas if they ever gave them much thought) and eat them at every opportunity.”
Ursula Vernon


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