About Tessla Queen


Smile Bing Style Motif

Smile Bing Style


I'm a character creator. My new brand of characters are born from the alchemy of creating a world not only with drawings, but with words as well. I stage my character scenes using a few well selected props, much like a director for a production would. The black backdrops I employ for many of my pictures enhance this theatricality and give a three-dimensional feel to the scenes. My artwork isn't for everybody, but what I've discovered with the launch of Jelly's Smile Cards is that it's immediately eye-catching, lovable and sellable. My artwork is for a new generation, no matter the age—the generation that wants a different look and feel than what's been in the past. If you're a visionary looking for vibrant, fun, eye-catching designs or whimsical, humorous and festive characters, I'm your creator.

—Tessla, Queen of Smiles


tessla@bingtopia.com or tessla@JellysSmileCards.com

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Tessla Queen - I wear so many hats, I gave myself a Crown!

Tessla Bing - Square

Tessla Bing - Square

Prologue - I'm an Entertainer

I’m not a novelist, though sometimes I paint with words. If I were on stage right now, strolling out from the shadows into the footlights, I would be wearing a long black cloak. Imagine, in your mind’s eye, me standing on stage in front of you, playing the part of the Prologue. Atop my head is a black hat accented with outrageously large feathers and fantastically proportioned gems.

I’m an entertainer.

I’m an artist.

Yes, I know that most artists wouldn’t categorize themselves as entertainers and I would admit that entertaining you is little on their minds. Indeed, the worst of them entertain abstract theories alone as they move silently through hallowed places, breathing the rare air of art galleries and museums. Not that I’m against either museums or galleries, mind you; it’s just that I like to make people laugh, and both places tend to frown upon this activity.

I’m an entertainer. What does this mean? Well, we entertainers, truth be told, are an unusual bunch. We don’t like to share much of our personal selves—our real selves. We tend to hide behind our roles as if they were masks. We’re practiced liars. We live in a world of illusion and frankly don’t know sometimes when reality starts and the stage stops. Even so, you still like us because we entertain you. We make you smile and laugh, sometimes cry, and if we’re real lucky we might make you think.

I’m an entertainer, standing on stage, wearing a long black cloak and an outrageously out-of-date hat. I’m the Prologue, here to tell you not to believe a whit of what you are about to read—that is unless, like most people we entertain, you find it presented well enough to believe that it just might be true. After all, no matter how outlandish the story, there’s always a grain of truth there somewhere to be found. That’s what makes the story so entertaining, and, since I’m an entertainer, there’s nothing I want more.

Now, without further ado, let the show begin…


-Tessla Queen, the Prologue


Tessla Queen's Signature Motif

Tessla's Signature Motif

Tessla Crown - Square

Bing Prologue

Bing Prologue - 2008

Cute Chicken

Cute Chicken - 2004

Bing with Balloons

Bing with Balloons - 2008

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