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Artist in Focus: Brad Maurer

Brad Maurer describes getting an engineering degree as “taking a bad turn in life.”

That’s because Brad is, at heart, an illustrator and cartoonist who studied art before breaking bad with an engineering career.

Now retired, he has happily returned to first love, creating art full-time. But Brad doesn’t dream that his work will hang in the great salons of Europe. Instead, he dreams of bugs—and sometimes those bugs say things and act in ways that only can be described as “human.”

On this page, we feature some of this Harrisburg resident’s delightful, whimsical illustrations. We hope they lighten your day, as they did ours. If you’d like to see more of the artist’s work, or contact him, visit his website at



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