American cartoonist Sharon Haanes Bryant draws the web cartoon Rockydale Universe for an international following of readers young and old. Sharon’s drawn worlds have taken her readers as far away as the NORTH POLE ACADEMY (World’s Top School) and as close to home as the fictional cul-de-sac of ROCKYDALE, inspired by her own small Vermont town, which has itself been a destination for fans hoping to stay at the “Rockydale Tourist Home” or meet up with its diverse residents at “Ken’s Café.” Even Sharon admits that “walking around town feels, at times, like I’ve stepped into one of my own cartoons.” In years’ past, every December 1st, fans of ROCKYDALE UNIVERSE would join Sharon in the yuletide extravaganza of the holiday season, her annual CHRISTMAS BLOG that offers 24 days of holiday crazy for her beloved readership across the globe. Sharon can still be found most mornings virtually sketching at the artists-only table at Ken’s Café. If ever you are passing through Rockydale, be sure to stop in and say hi.
The drawings in ROCKYDALE UNIVERSE were created on a variety of papers using watercolor, marker pen, colored pencils, gouache, and pen & ink with digitized color.