Kent State University
TV Program Creator
| Elena Kucharik|
The Care Bears
| Original artwork for Care Bears|
Bible for Little Hearts, The littlest bunny
David H DePatie, Jean Chalopin, Andy Heyward, Billie Mae Richards, Dan Hennessey
Elena Kucharik Wikipedia
Elena Kucharik is a children's illustrator from the U.S., known for her artwork across the entire line of Care Bears items from the 1980s. She was co-creator of that franchise along with Linda Denham. Kucharik is also an illustrator of the Christian children's book series Little Blessings published by Tyndale House.
Kucharik was born in Cleveland, Ohio and received a bachelor's degree of Fine Arts from Kent State University.
Her Care Bears illustrations were the most detailed of all the illustrators who have worked on the franchise. As the lead Care Bears illustrator, Elena worked for American Greetings Corporation, who owns the trademark and her original art.