Becky Dreisdadt

Featured In:
Sweet vol. 1, Sweet vol. 2, Spicy vol.1

My name is Becky Dreistadt and I mostly like to draw cute animals. I used to do caricatures at an amusement park for six summers and I now paint a webcomic, TINY KITTEN TEETH, that my husband, Frank Gibson, writes. We both live in New Zealand, where I briefly worked at a boutique toy store.

My Sugar Ninjas contributions, in addition to my comic strip, include my PRINCE OF THE JUNGLE and MONSTERS series of illustrations (mainly excuses to draw cute animals and monsters). For the monsters, I wanted to experiment with various inking techniques and frisket paper. The animal drawings are a separate series of Jungle Princes, including a tiger; giraffe; and an African wild dog (also known as the painted dog). I wanted to make them in more of a 1940s animation style, combined with the inspirational style of the great animal caricaturist, Thomas Starling Sullivant. On a side note, the reason the baby giraffe has soggy antennae is that baby giraffes are born that way! Cute right?