Bravo for an absolutely splendid array of very impressive pictures. They bare the mark of precision and professionalism and I believe will play a crucial and decisive role in the success of the publication. Alex Hool, Author
This is the fourth year I have engaged Darrell to design a captivating flyer for a (rather boring) product line. The challenge as always, is to create an engaging and captivating sales pitch advertisement through a series of exaggerated cartoon drawings. A few days of thought, and a brainstorming session later, Darrell had some ideas:
He would create mascots to describe the various products: Or he could write a cartoon comic strip walking prospects through a process. Both options were interesting and engaging. Naturally I couldn’t decide which would be more effective, so I settled for both.
Darrell obligingly stood up to the challenge and created two pages: Fun looking mascots introducing products on the one side, and the other filled with a comic strip walking through the mindset of a prospect when making a purchase decision.
A further discussion was had over the general details of the images and an outline flow-chart for the comic. Darrell went about doing his magic with pencil and various paints in creating another wonderful piece of art.
Not only was he able to understand my customers’ psyche, Darrell succeeded in devising innovative ideas to use his gifted talents to engage them in a storyline. His creation is a series of fun illustrations portrayed through art which convey a clear and concise message to all ages. I feel indebted to Darrell for his commitment and navigating a tricky task. But most importantly I can highly recommend his analytical thought process which assists to merge abstract concepts from fantasy into real life illustrations.
Darrell is patient in the process and both fun and a pleasure to work with.I look forward to engaging Darrel on my next exciting project! Tomer Levy Sukkahmart Australia
And the pictures? They are so detailed and wonderful that you just want to sit and study them, before turning the page….each drawing matches the words in the most literal way, enhancing the experience for the child. Book review on BubbyJoysandoys.com
I cannot complete this review without a special shout-out to the illustrator, Darrell Mordecai. Through the use of super fun, exaggerated graphics, he really helped bring the story to life. They are Dr. Suess esque and make the book really fun to read. DS2 (age 3) doesn’t have the patience to listen to such long books, but was able to sit and look at all the detailed pictures while I read. Book review by Happily Hectic.com
“I think the artwork is fantastic! It’s colorful, it’s cute, and it’s really going to appeal to families, and because of its Hanukkah theme it’s going to have a market amongst people who might not have tried it otherwise, and I think that’s great.
The DiceTower Review of Candle Quest by Tom Vasel
The illustrations are cute and imaginative. When my 6-year old daughter first spied the animated menorah on the box art, she immediately beamed, ‘I want to play the Beauty and the Beast game’
A Review of Candle Quest by I Slay The Dragon
In 2014 I published my first book, ”Imagine If…” working with Darrell as an illustrator. When I first approached him with my idea to start a series of childrens books all I had was an idea of what I wanted it to look like, but not an actual style decided. With Darrell’s creativity and experience (and relaxed personality…) he managed to help me find exactly what I was looking for. Rabbi Zeegel Children’s book author
I have worked with Darrell Mordecai the past 2 1/2 years on forty plus books. His talent is beyond words. Each illustration was better than the previous and shows his passion and creativity with every drawing. He is professional and a joy to work with. I would not think of writing a book without Darrell as the illustrator. Patrice Gendelman Children’s book author
As the co-ordinator of Ovos u’Vonim Johannesburg, I thank you for creating a poster with a difference. We used it to attract hundreds of boys & their fathers to come and learn each Motzai Shabbos.It was a pleasure working with you & your service was valuable to us. We look forward to more creative work from you in the future.Keep up the great job Pinchas Goldberg Ovos u’Vonim – Johannesburg