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Description: Rob Harrell
(American, 21st Century)
portrait of a girl in red blouse
oil on canvas
signed lower left.

Rob Harrell wrote and drew the syndicated daily comic strip Big Top through 2007 and currently creates the long-running strip Adam@Home.

Harrell wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Monster on the Hill, published by Top Shelf. The story of a town with a down-on-his-luck monster, Monster was the inspiration for the animated movie Rumble (2021) from Paramount Pictures.

Next, Harrell wrote the Life of Zarf trilogy of hybrid novels. Published by Dial Books for Young Readers, they tell the story of Zarf Belford, a troll attending middle school in a fairy tale world.

Harrell's next book is Wink, the funny but heartfelt story of Ross Maloy, a seventh-grader dealing with a horrible diagnosis and cancer treatments – all while trying to just blend in and survive middle school.

As an illustrator, Harrell has worked with clients including Mad, Simon and Schuster, American Greetings, Time, Inc. and Volkswagen. His figurative paintings have been shown in solo shows in San Francisco, Austin and Indianapolis.

Rob lives in Zionsville, Indiana with his wife Amber and their two dogs, Cooper and Kasey.
15"H x 30"W.

  • Dimensions: 15"H x 30"W.
  • Artist Name: Rob Harrell
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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September 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Indianapolis, IN, US

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