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If you have a momma
and a mommy,
Who fixes things
when they break?
Oh, Mommy has
all the tools.
There’s nothing she
can’t fix or make.
– A Tale of Two Mommies


A companion to A
Tale of Two Daddies


Paperback: $8.95
978-0-9826366-7-1 Amazon BN

Hardcover: $15.95
978-0-9826366-6-4 Amazon


Vanita Oelschlager
Mike Blanc

Ages 4-8
40 Pages



Illustration Technique
By Mike Blanc

The artwork for A Tale of Two Mommies was developed and produced in four steps.

First: The characters were established through pencil sketches that were refined in editing sessions as the story developed. Drawings for each page were scanned into computers to form templates.

Second: The artist used Adobe® Illustrator® vector-editing software to plot each shape needed to build the illustration using curve and corner points that were then adjusted, converting each sketch to a computerized version.

Third: Every shape was then assigned a color attribute based on the book’s color palette.

Fourth: The template was discarded and the image was fine-tuned with softening effects and transparency. Once complete, the illustrations were gathered and placed into the book design for the finished work: A Tale of Two Mommies.


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How the artwork was created.
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