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We are Kevin and Kristen Howdeshell, leaders of The Brave Union. We are a husband and wife team based in Kansas City that began collaborating 7 years ago on our senior thesis stop-motion animation, “A Very Hairy Christmas.” (A werewolf Christmas story, of course). Since then, we have taken on the freelance world and have created animated sequences mostly to help others tell their amazing stories in film.
Growing up though, kid Kristen spent many hours drawing the stories in her head in order to share the stapled pages with her family, dreaming she would one day make a “real” book.
Meanwhile on the other side of Missouri, kid Kevin loved super heroes. He drew entire comics in order to give life to the world he imagined.
The love of telling stories, although with many varying methods, has never felt more important to our now grown-up hearts. With two kids of our own, the tradition of the bedtime story, although in reality can be a bit hectic, has become absolutely important to our nightly routine. It’s become a time of bonding, sharing, and affection.
We additionally believe this time and the stories shared can be enjoyable for parents too. For this, we hold a high value to craft in our imagery, and partner with authors who have meaningful stories to tell.
As a team, we want to now focus on creating products geared for the family, and invite others who share this value to journey with us.
Kevin & Kristen are Represented By | Deborah Wolfe LTD | P 215.232.6666 | F 215.232.6585 | IllustrationOnline.com