Garry Parsons' illustrative talent has afforded a wide and substantial list of clients in both publishing and commercial illustration.  

Working with many of the UK's most talented writers, Garry has been  published by the UK's leading publishing houses:- Puffin Random House,  Egmont, Scholastic, Hodder and Andersen Press and his books translated abroad.

Garry is the illustrator of the best selling Dinosaur That Pooped series by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter selling over 2 million copies. Garry's  illustrations have been regularly aired on the CBeebies' "Bed Time Story" schedule.

Garry enjoys visiting schools, libraries and literary festivals to inspire children creatively through drawing and writing and is part of the Authors Aloud  school & library visiting authors and illustrators programme. Click on VISITS for more information about booking an event for your school or library.

Garry's  editorial and commercial illustrations have appeared regularly in magazines and newspapers in Britain and the USA and clients have included  Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Times, Men's Health, Marie Claire, Nursing Standard and others. Garry has also worked on various advertising campaigns such for  Hellman's, Spec Savers, Proctor & Gamble, Harrods and design houses such as Planarama.

Garry studied  on the Illustration & Sequential Design M.A  at the University of Brighton under John Vernon Lord and George Hardie and also holds a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art.

Garry lives on the Kent coast with his family & skinny Lurcher, Charlie.

When he is not illustrating for children, Garry is either running or drawing using charcoal. Visit @garryparsons_art on instagram to see his fine art practise.


Represented by Meiklejohn Illustration

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AOI Images Award  Bronze winner 2011

Perth & Kinross Word's Out! Picture Book Prize winner 2006
Nottingham Children's Book Award 2005
SAA Illustration Awards 2005 Bronze winner
Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2004

Stockport Schools Book Award winner 2004

AOI Images 28 children's book Silver winner 2004

Nominated for Roald Dahl Funny Prize & The CILIP Carnegie Awards

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