BE Adventurous Talee T-shirts

IMG_0040I printed / pressed some T-Shirts yesterday. It took about 4 prints to get the colors correct. I realized on the 3rd print that my printing settings on the printer were wrong, but they are correct now.  I’m also playing around with rather I want shadows and highlights or not. In my house it’s 50/50. I’m not sure you can really tell from these pictures but…What do you think? The one on the left has the highlights and shadows like the original graphic. Right now I’m going with the shadows and highlights.

Since I can only print up to an 8.5×11, these shirts will be mainly for toddlers. Which is the audience for Talee anyway. They’ll be available on the new site once it’s launched but will take orders now if anyone wants one. Shipping takes 3-5 days. The shirts are 100% cotton and are printed on Precious Cargo Tees… a really good quality shirt. Available in 2T, 3T and 4T ( note: I only have 2 of the 4Ts left).  Buy now for $10.99 and I’ll include shipping for this item only.




  • 5.4-ounce, 100% cotton
  • 90/10 cotton/poly (Athletic Heather)
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Coverseamed neck
  • Side seamed
  • Double-needle sleeves and hem



I’m Back… And I’m coming with new illustrations, products and etc.


For almost a year, I’ve been so busy that everything with my books and illustrations slowed down and little has been done toward my projects. But, I’m so happy to be back 100%.

The good thing is that over the last two months I’ve been working with Matt, an art coach, who has really helped me  fine-tune some things with my illustrations. So, If you’re looking for some online tutorials or an Art Coach look up Matt is a great teacher and really can help guide you in your art journey.

WorldsToDiscover_BeAdventurous-TaleeI’ve also started working on some t-shirt designs while working on my very long WIP Talee book, Talee and the Enchanted Flower. During the two month coaching I’ve been re-working some of the illustrations so I’m excited with the new direction I’m going as well as some of the T-Shirt Concepts that I’m working on. I’m really like this Be Adventurous design. I’ll print and post a t-shirt this week see you can see how it looks.

I’m also very excited about being able to offer t-shirts. My new site should be up by the end of this month… no later then mid-August.

I’m currently building a new JMcManus Design site where I will offer some illustrations and etc. as a Creative Commons License. As I create new illustrations I will upload them to the site for purchase. Of course none of the Talee illustrations will be on the JMcManus Design site but I’m creating new characters as we speak. I already have a couple of concepts sketched out. So, if you have a blog, website and or etc and are looking for some illustrations for your site I hope you stop by and checkout it out. I’ll let you know when the site is up.

Also, Let me know what you think of my recent illustrations. Feedback is a great way for me to see how I’m growing and progressing.

Have a great day… and be adventurous.

Talee and Cora Illustration WIP

I’m currently working on an illustration for my book. I have several illustrations in different stages and this is one of the ones I’m focused on finishing. It’s of Talee and Cora reading a book.