I have been a freelance illustrator since 1994 and am a graduate of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Some of my clients include: the New York Times, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Salon.com, Louise Fili Ltd., Highlights, Grosset and Dunlap, Tundra Books, Getty Publishing, Disney Hyperion, and Holiday House.
In March 2014, my picture book, The Rockabilly Goats Gruff (Holiday House), was launched to great reviews by Kirkus and Booklist. I am also the author and illustrator of Wiener Wolf ( Disney-Hyperion 2011), which was selected for the Texas 2 X2 Book List and the Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award. My wife, Shelley Ann Jackson, and I co-wrote and co-illustrated two award winning nonfiction books for Tundra Books: Little Lions, Bull Baiters, and Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds (2008) and Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos and Pit Ponies: A History of Horse Breeds (2011).
Other children’s books that I have illustrated:
Otis Steele and the Taileebone, written by Tom McDermott, Pelican Publishing Company, 2013.
Upon Secrecy, written by Selene Castrovilla, Calkins Creek, 2009.
Brave Cloelia, written by Jane Curry, Getty Publishing, 2004.
Dragons, written by Mara Conlon, Grosset and Dunlap, 2001.
Drawing Horses, Grosset and Dunlap, 2000.
Coat of Arms, written by Catherine Daly-Weir, Grosset and Dunlap, 2000.
Knights, written by Catherine Daly-Weir, Grosset and Dunlap, 1999.
Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, written by Henry Barker, Grosset and Dunlap, 1999.
I am a Texan based in Cambridge, UK, living with my wife and daughter and our two chihuahua mixes. I spend my spare time reading to my daughter, listening to rockabilly, and roaming the countryside looking for hedgehogs and gnomes.
Visit my full illustration portfolio at: https://jeffcrosbyillustration.com/