Arant Creative Group

For as long as he can remember, Bruce has had a passion for drawing. He is self-taught in a variety of mediums that include chalk pastel, oil pastel, graphite, ink, colored pencil and watercolor, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Much of his illustration work is commissioned by authors who self-publish their manuscripts.

Bruce has authored and illustrated two of his own picture books, Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep! (Peter Pauper Press, 2013) and Simpson’s Sheep Just Want to Sleep! (Peter Pauper Press, 2017). His first book, Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep! has garnered notable attention including: two 2014 Nebraska Book Awards (Children’s category and Cover/Design/Illustration category); nominee for the 2015-2016 Golden Sower Award; selected to represent the state of Nebraska at the 2015 National Book Festival; placement on the Nebraska 150 Book List.

Arant maintains a very active speaking schedule with regard to his writing and illustrating work, presenting to audiences of all ages in elementary schools, public libraries, teachers’ conferences and community organizations. Prior to launching Arant Creative Group as a full-time illustrator, author and editor, he enjoyed a career of nearly 20 years in the magazine and custom publishing industry, where he held a variety of editorial and creative positions.