Doc Colour was born on Halloween and grew up in the town of Sunnyvale, California. As far back as age 4, he can recall finger-painting huge faces and fat trees, knowing then that he would be creating art for the rest of his life.
Doc graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Graphic Design: emphasizing in Illustration. During this time, he created his unique, signature style of illustrating bold, black and white images, which he called ZOPS (visit Doc’s website at: www.zops.com). These illustrations soon became a self-titled comic panel published in his school newspaper. The panel combined Doc's illustrations and quirky rhymes with an enlightening moral at the end.
As his interest for rhyming and illustrating grew, so did his passion for writing children’s books, which perfectly combine his love for words, rhyming, illustrating, graphic design, and telling unusual stories. You can look forward to many more stories to come by Doc Colour!
Doc is also a wonderfully gifted painter, and enjoys swimming, miniature golf, waterfalls, lots of ice in all of his beverages, spicy food, clever wit, giraffes, fountains, exploring new places, burning mixed music cds, animated movies, and the Czech Republic where he had lived in Prague for 4 years.
Where to find Doc Colour online
VideosILLUSTRATIONS by Doc Colour -- ZOPS (part 1)
This is a feature slideshow of the pen & ink illustrations of the artist Doc Colour. There are currently 5 YouTube videos of Doc's work, all of which have motion effects and background music to enjoy. -it's NOT your everyday, boring slideshow.
To see more go to: www.zops.com
Fonna's Change Mantel
by Doc Colour
It’s Fonna’s twelfth birthday, and her family has just moved to a new neighborhood. Unfortunately, Fonna never approved!
Fonna’s Change Mantel is an impassioned and devious story with a wonderful rhyming style that is witty and fun to read. Illustrated for the first time in color, Fonna and her friends brilliantly come alive on the pages as their free-spirited personalities uniquely interact.
Plooky and the Cloudbugle
by Doc Colour
Set in a sunny world of insightful and inspiring insects, Plooky and the Cloudbugle is a fabulous fable about a musical relationship between an ingenious boy named Plooky and a melodious cricket named Conti.
Filled with clever rhymes, bold illustrations, and heartfelt emotions, this second children’s book by Doc Colour is truly an enchanting tale for bug-lovers and music-lovers alike!
The Bellybutton Factory
by Doc Colour
How strange would it be to lose your bellybutton?
Such is the peculiar case of young Nimbolfix who wakes up one morning to realize that his navel is missing. And so his bizarre search begins, soon discovering there exists a perfect place for him to go.... The Bellybutton Factory is a witty and thoughtful story: fully illustrated, fully rhyming, and fully imaginative. You will Fully enjoy it!
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