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Children's Book Illustrators
A quick Google search under the keyword phrase “Children’s Book Illustrators” will yield 7,930,000 results. We have assembled a list below of some of these children’s book illustrators. Take your time. Pick a style you like. When you pick an illustrator, be specific in terms of how many illustrations you will need and what you are willing to pay. We firmly believe that a first time self-publisher should not spend more than $3000 for artwork. Much more than that and you will most likely never earn your investment back, if making money is one of your goals. These listings are broken down into two categories. The first category is a list of individuals who have already expressed a willingness to work with self-publishers and who also work within a reasonable budget.
The second category is a list of children book illustrators and illustrator organizations. There are hundreds of children’s book illustrators to choose from. Some may fall within your illustration budget and others will not. Good luck.
Hello! We are Wilkinson Studios, specializing in illustration for Children's books. We work with self-publishers of all types from novices to experienced authors. We will help guide you in Illustrator and Style selection, writing Art Descriptions so the artist knows what you would like to have illustrated based on your manuscript, and offer you pricing options based upon your illustrator choices, art style, and the size and complexity of the images to be illustrated. We help you with the basic layout of your book to integrate your text with the
illustration, and can offer full design and layout services as well.
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Please feel free to contact us at "info at wilkinsonstudios.com" and to browse our artists portfolios on our website www.wilkinsonstudios.com We look forward to working together with you!
Day developed her love of children's book illustration while studying at the Paier College of Art. As an apprentice to Mercer Mayer and student of Caldecott Medal winner Uri Shulivitz, Day realized children's book illustration as a true art form. Stefan & Olga, written and illustrated by Day, was published by Dial Publishers, and was featured on the television program Reading Rainbow.
SCBWI (The Society of Children’s Book Illustrators – and Illustrators), formed in 1971 by a group of Los Angeles based writers for children, is the only international organization to offer a variety of services to people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature. The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. There are currently more than 19,000 members worldwide, in over 70 regions, making it the largest children's writing organization in the world. http://www.scbwi.org/
AACBWI (African American Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) is a collective information-sharing forum for children’s authors and illustrators, young and old, aspiring or published. This site was designed to bridge the gap between this stand-alone, yet up-and-coming genre and children’s writers and illustrators of color. AACBWI desires to assist, grow and encourage aspiring African-American children’s authors and illustrators in obtaining their literary achievements by hosting this website as a an outlet for links, postings, events, and individual artist features http://www.aacbwi.com/
The Children’s Book Council - The Children's Book Council, Inc. is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults. List of authors & illustrators: http://www.cbcbooks.org/contacts/
Open Source Directory of over 200 links to individual illustrator websites. Brief description of each as well as link to illustrator’s website. http://dmoz.org/Arts/Illustration/Children's/
Picture Book – The Online Resource for Children’s Illustrators, Publishers and book lovers – Hundreds of artists listed by specialty. http://www.picture-book.com/
Illustration Web - We represent 100+ contemporary illustrators of the highest order. They are contributing to many exciting and innovative projects from the advertising, new media, graphic design, publishing, editorial and broadcast industries. http://www.illustrationweb.com/
Yahoo List of Children’s Book Editors – 197 individual illustrators listed , with short description of each. Links to each artist’s individual website. http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Genres/Children_s/Illustrators/ -
PBAA (Picture Book Artists Association) - is an independent association of professional children's book illustrators from around the world. If you are interested in an artist for a project or speaking engagement, please contact them directly. PBAA does not act as an agent for our members. If you'd like us to send a request to all PBAA members, please send the following to: firstname.lastname@example.org: your name, title, company name, address, phone, web site, specifically what you're looking for (the more details the better), deadlines, rights you'd like to license and proposed budget. http://www.picturebookartists.org/
Story Book Arts represents illustrators specializing in the children's art field. We produce delightful and creative works for trade and educational books as well as materials for magazines, the mass market and religious markets. We pride ourselves on placing the perfect artist with the right client project for wonderful, well-executed results. http://www.storybookartsinc.com/index.html
Children’s Illustrators - welcome to childrensillustrators.com - the fastest method of sourcing children's illustrators online. This unique online community currently counts 386 illustrators, 12 agents showcasing 8137 illustrations and 577 published books! Childrensillustrators.com is accessed on a daily basis by art buyers from leading publishing houses, advertising agencies and design groups from across the globe. http://www.childrensillustrators.com