Karen & Darrin, Author & Illustrator Team

Karen Bell-Brege

Karen Bell-Brege

Karen Bell-Brege is an author, comic, voice-over artist and public speaker. She is the author of the bestselling children’s series, Mick Morris Myth Solver, as well as the Ghost Board Posse series, the Sketch the Myths sketchbook and Monsters First Day at School picture book. She has also written for the MEAPS and ELAP tests. Bell-Brege is the founder and director of the highly acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe, Totally Unrehearsed Theatre, which performed weekly at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak for 15 years. She also gives keynote speeches and humor training workshops for numerous businesses, corporations, associations and health care facilities. She also does commercials and voice-overs, and has several character voices on Hasbro Interactive Games (Tonka Series) and Universal (Fractured Fairy Tales). As a former Communications Specialist for UAW-Chrysler, she won a Telly Award for writing and co-directing. As a former commentator for fashion shows, Bell-Brege toured nationally for Working Woman Magazine. She is a graduate of Brown Institute and Second City-Chicago. Her husband is the illustrator of their book series, and as a husband/wife team they have fun collaborating on projects together. They have a very creative son they adore, who is their inspiration. They happily live, love and laugh in the mid-west. www.ImprovSpeaker.com

Darrin Brege

Darrin Brege

Darrin Brege is an illustrator, creative director, voice over artist, comic and public speaker.  He currently is employed full-time as a VP and creative director for the promotional agency Helloworld, where he creates print and multi-media pieces for numerous Fortune 500 companies, and manages a team of artists.  Brege is the artist for all of the Mick Morris Myth Solver series books and the Ghost Board Posse series books. He also co-wrote and illustrated the Sketch the Myths Sketchbook and illustrated the Monsters First Day at School picture book.  Darrin attended animation school in Southern California and has a Bachelor of Arts from Albion College.  He has also created original characters and animations for Warner Brothers (Space Jam), for Hasbro (Tonka Joe Multimedia line), HBO, and Disney (he designed the Disney Rewards Logo).  He has recently produced work for Microsoft xbox, AT&T, Nathan’s Famous, Coca-Cola, General Mills, and Hasbro.  Darrin created numerous Lucasfilm LTD approved artwork and jersey designs for multiple sports teams including Team USA Hockey’s Star Wars night, as well as Star Wars t-shirt designs, artwork for the 501st and charity venues.  Brege had a long career as a comedic voice impressionist for radio, and with over 30 voice impersonations he does commercial voice-overs. His impressions can also be found on many computer games for Hasbro, Universal, and Disney Interactive. Happily married to Karen, he is also a member of her improvisational comedy troupe. They love to laugh, and he is proud to be the father of a very talented son named Mick, the namesake of their book series. www.KarenAndDarrin.com

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