Douglas Ready has been working professionally for more than thirty years as a cartoonist, illustrator and author.
Doug has produced illustrations for advertising, books, magazines, greeting cards, posters, coloring books, tee-shirts and designer scarves. His work
can be seen on the labels of a variety of specialty wines and fine craft ales. He's created several alternative comic books, and had two runs at national
syndication of a comic strip; his cartoons have appeared in a number of national magazines and newspapers, and he's taught cartooning in a number of
venues, including a course at the University of South Carolina. Doug also does product design work, creating plush toys, puppets, and puzzles, and a
variety of consumer paper products: party and holiday paper plates and cups, napkins, novelties and party favors. His Pop-Art paintings are prized by
Frost, the premiere novel in a series of thriller novels is now available via Amazon, and the second, Frost: A Very Blue Moon will be released in
December, 2017. Doug is the also author of two art business books, The Greeting Card Business Manual and Selling Your Art, and a volume
of humorous verse titled The Laid-Off Blues & Other Cautionary Rhymes (all available at Amazon.com).
Doug's self-directed work is published and marketed via DMR Creative. He is a former partner in Carousel Studios and the former owner of
Studio 5, both commercial art firms specialized in product design, greeting card and poster creation, licensing, publishing and product distribution.
Doug and his incredible wife Mona live in the Pacific Northwest.