Special Offer For Care Bear Collectors
From Elena Kucharik herself!
All Care Bear fans have seen the C-Prints of vintage artwork that had been signed by Elena.
This is your chance to get your own personalized painting from the creator of the Care Bears! Elena is
willing to paint any of her original designs for the Care Bears or Cousins and also any of the newly
designed bears and even your custom characters!
Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity! Prices vary so there is something for everybody!
About the Artist
Elena was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and received a bachelor of fine arts degree at Kent State University
in Kent, Ohio. After graduation, she worked for American Greetings Corporation (AG) as a
greeting card artist and after a few years she was promoted to a department art director.
In 1980, she left AG and began a freelance illustration career. Early on she was called by AG
and contracted to be the lead artist and developer of Care Bears working with TCFC the
licensing division of AG, and also worked on assignments for General Mills, Kenner,
Parker Brothers and others.
During her 25 years of freelance she has also illustrated for major corporations
and publishers. For the last 12 years she has been focusing her talents on illustrations
for children’s books and fortunately have been the recipient of many awards, including
the Gold Medallion Book Award. Her recent books can be found on