The Trouble With Chickens

“In which a detective dog solves a mystery, and a dachshund is a jerk.”

Picture of the book The Trouble With Chickens, by Doreen Cronin. A dog sleeping in a chicken's shadow, a dog shaking the water off, and concept drawings of the dog's house. Drawings of a dog locked in a cage by a dachshund. Drawings of a house and backyard from a bird's eye view. Concept drawings of chickens and dogs. Concept drawings of a detective dog.

About This Project


In The Trouble With Chickens, my first book with the fabulous Doreen Cronin, we meet J.J. the former search-and-rescue dog, and follow him on his quest to solve a mystery most distressing!

Displayed here is some of my favorite final art, and a look at some of the early concept work. I was quite fortunate that the villain of the book is a dachshund, seeing as I had the perfect model.

If you'd like your very own copy of The Trouble With Chickens, it can easily be purchased from your local giant online book purveyor!

About Kevin

Kevin Cornell spends his days in Philadelphia, drawing made-up things. You know… like a “dog driving a bus”, or a “talking can of beets”. If you ever see a talking can of beets, tell Kevin. He's been trying to figure that one out for years.

He has illustrated several books, websites, and comics, and has been doing it for quite a long time now. There's a ton more work on his old site, if you've a hankering to see more. To see his most current sketches, comics and drawings, check out his instagram.

If you have a book you want Kevin to illustrate, please get in touch with his agent, the distinguished Steve Malk. If you wish to contact Kevin because he's behind on his payments and you need to know where to send the next toe… hmmm… send that to his agent, too.