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Gnat and Corky

Gnat and Corky

We are Gnat & Corky, an illustrator and writer duo who capture all the hues deep inside our most valuable gifts; children. Our books are based on real kids. The stories are universal and the message transcends all ages. The pages of our books are filled with whimsical watercolor illustrations and real characters with messages that teach, tug at heartstrings, inspire, and spread acceptance, laughter and understanding; all from a child’s remarkable spirit.


Natalie picked up her first paintbrush when she was three and she has not stopped painting since. Natalie is a watercolor artist, art therapist, and commissioned artist. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and their two children. She has a collection of cards, patterns, and paintings available for purchase on her site, . Natalie is nervous, kind ,and silly-and she likes to dream a lot.


Courtney used to memorize Shel Silverstein books and recite them for show and tell. Her love of writing began at young age and never stopped. She works as a professional writer and Creative Director. She has written plays and performed around the world. She lives in Antioch, Illinois with her husband and their two children. You can read more of her writing at Courtney is funny, sassy, and thoughtful—and she likes to dream a lot.



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