Announcement   Welcome to the online home for books, comics, and original artwork by Chicago artist, Ali Cantarella! Working mainly with coffee, wine, watercolor, pen, and ink. Thanks for looking around!

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Last updated on Aug 3, 2017

Welcome to the online home for books, comics, and original artwork by Chicago artist, Ali Cantarella! Working mainly with coffee, wine, watercolor, pen, and ink. Thanks for looking around!

Ali Cantarella

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Ali Cantarella

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Updates

Preparing for a move this month means listing some originals I've held onto for a few years. Painted with liqueur, watercolor, pen and ink, this hand lettered illustration is up for sale in my Etsy Shop now. Perfect for someone special in your life!
Just wrapped up another shipment of coloring books-- did you know ordering by Dec 18th guarantees a happy holiday delivery before the 25th? I think I may get make some cute holiday shopping labels.... Maybe even with pugs on them....!? ;)

About

My focus is on self publishing and presenting original comic works, fresh artist ideas, beautiful portraits and illustrations

I'm a Michigan transplant turned Chicago entrepreneur and an enthusiastic explorer of illustration! Working and playing with a degree in illustration from Columbia College Chicago, I am the creator of various coloring books, comic books, and children's books.

My focus is on self publishing and presenting original comic works, fresh artist ideas, beautiful portraits and illustrations, without utilizing fan art or mainstream publishing. An entrepreneur since the age of 16, I'm the creator of "The Hasty Pastry" a 100 page all ages graphic novel, of "Repeat After Me" an any-age positive mantra affirmation coloring book, as well as a caricaturist a portrait artist, and watercolor painter!

Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting me -- let me know what you like, what you want to see, and have fun exploring the creations I've come up with thus far :)

Shop members

  • Ali Cantarella

    Owner, Creator

    I'm Ali, owner and creator behind this brand The Wet Stain! When I'm not sketching, I enjoy creating food as colorful as it is tasty, biking around my beautiful city, and leaving half-sipped cups of tea on various surfaces around my studio!

Production partners

  • PinSquad

    NY, United States

    PinSquad has been the exclusive producer for all my past pin designs, and work directly with numerous artists to make their artwork come to life with enamel pins!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 7, 2016
Hey there! I'm Ali Cantarella, the artist behind the comics, coloring books, and one of a kind original watercolor artwork you will find here, at The Wet Stain!

I am an independent artist, working on children's books and comics, who travels around to 20+ conventions a year across Midwest USA! I am a big fan of indie comics, animals, fantasy, coffee, wine, and tea-- and pushing messy mistakes into happy artistic creations.

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Returns and exchanges
In most cases, if you ordered something and it has not been shipped yet, you can request the order be cancelled and receive a refund.

However, once an item has shipped, it cannot be returned, re-funded, or exchanged except when at the fault of the seller (i.e. sending out a different item than ordered).

I cannot be responsible for lost packages! I am happy to provide tracking numbers and follow up as needed, but if you have a lost package, you will need to contact USPS. Priority mail also includes up to $50 in insurance, so any damages to the item will need to be handled by USPS as well. However, I take utmost care in packaging and protecting my items and aim to have no such issues at any time.
Payment
All payment is expected to clear before an item will be processed and shipped out. This is the same for all, including custom, orders.

Once and order has been placed, it can be canceled anytime before shipping out. However, after it's been shipped, I can no longer cancel the order and items cannot be returned or refunded.
Shipping
All orders will be mailed out via USPS, priority mail, with insurance. Most items will be sent via bubble mailer or USPS pre-rated flat rate polymailer. Shipping occurs M - F, and usually takes 2 - 4 days to reach most locations.

At this time, The Wet Stain cannot process international orders, and if you are in need of expedited shipping you may contact me to work out the additional fees :)

Most items are prepared and created ahead of time, so there is little to no wait time. However, if it is the holidays or a busy convention weekend, please allow a little more time to get things shipped out.