Life Illustrated

Cara King is an Australian illustrator, specialising in children's books and client projects, working in a number of mediums.



Caratoons has been working with and designing for clients in the private and public spheres for over 15 years. 


Families and Pets

Caratoons creates original watercolour family and pet portraits which make a fabulous keepsake.


Cara King

Cara King is behind the business name Caratoons. Cara set up Caratoons more than fifteen years ago when diligently producing cartoons and caricatures for clients.


Cara King has been drawing for many years and has illustrated books though Captain Honey Publishing, EK Books and many talented self-publishing authors. As a qualified book designer from a publishing background, Cara can help illustrate and set up your files ready for print.

Cara loves to work with watercolours, pencil, digital and often a combination of both. She occasionally hosts masterclasses and workshops and loves to share her drawing skills with kids. Cara lives in Melbourne with her husband, 2 sons, 6 chickens, a toy poodle, some bees and a school of fish. As well as working as a children's book illustrator, Cara spends half her week as a graphic designer for a not-for-profit business.​

If you like Cara King's work, get in touch and she'll whip something up just for you.