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These tales have been inspired by a life wandering the globe. The folktales that you will find here remind me of my travels, my murals, and the friends I have made along the way. Now, you can share them as well. And, if you really like a book, there are also mugs and magnets, cards and creations, as well as totes, tags and T-shirts.

An Unexpected Journey!

I never really expected that my kid-friendly cartoons would take me around the world. But, my clipart found its place online and people all over the globe started using it. When I was asked if a daycare for Aids orphans could use my art to decorate the center, I said, "Yes, but I have to come help!"

So, I went to Africa.

I painted my first mural. And, when I created my website about it, I added a folktale from Namibia. I've continued gathering folktales as I've painted murals around the world. These tales remind me of the wonderful friends I've made as I've shared paintbrushes, meals, and laughter across Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific Islands.

"Phillip Martin’s books for children embrace enchanting stories with colorful illustrations that capture a child’s imagination." Leslie Smith

Who knew anything good could come from a nasty virus that took over the planet? As I was trapped at home, away from any walls to paint, I decided that it was a good time to write down and illustrate the folktales I had collected over the years.

Phillip Martin