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Client: Gabby Batts Extraordinary Hero, By Tiffany Barbara Ratliff

This story, written by a friend of mine, has been used in the classroom to prepare students for one of the inevitables in life - conflict. It focuses on why we feel this way and how to courageously achieve a resolution, one that benefits all.

Tiffany had a picture in her head of the main character, Gabby, with hair that's a little bit wild and freckles. She also wanted Gabby's teacher and bus driver to resemble beloved counterparts from the school system.


I started by creating pencil sketches, and then moved into Adobe Illustrator, creating the cast digitally.


Gabby Batts Extraordinary Hero has such a great message, and is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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