Monday, March 12, 2012

KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER - Children's Writer and Illustrator.

 Today I want you to meet  Kevin Scott Collier,  a very special man:

 Writer -  Illustrator - Animator -  Children's TV Host,
and Friend.

 Kevin Collier lives in beautiful Grand Haven, a quaint port city along the Lake Michigan shoreline with his wife and son. He has worked as art director for the daily newspaper there for 30 years. His lifetime interest in writing and drawing lead him to become a published author of youth fiction, chapter books and children's picture books. He has illustrated over 120 picture books for kids. Kevin says,  "Life is more than what you do, it's about who you spend it with. In that book, I am blessed, and life is good!"

If you need a talented and experienced art director, or you have a picture book that needs the perfect illustrations to  set off your story,  I can recommend Kevin Collier without reservation.  He has talent to burn, and he is inclusive - you are never left out of the artistic loop!

Kevin introduced me to Guardian Angel Publishing
and then illustrated Rattlesnake Jam, my first picture book with them.

Just a small sample of Kevin's cover art.

Kevin is also an award winning illustrator:

New York Book Festival 2008 First Place Children's Book- Monty the Traveling Cat.

The National Best Books 2008 Finalist- Picture Book-
BiC's Baptism

 See more of Kevin's fun and kid friendly art

Check out more about Kevin Collier



  1. Kevin Collier has been a great friend and help to many illustrators, including myself. He is very talented,"thinks outside the box", creates, lovable & delightful characters and has a big heart...a wonderful guy to work with.

  2. I love Kevin's work and own several of his books, including Joy the Jelly Fish.
    If anyone wants an illustrator, he is terrific.

  3. Thank you, Margot, for including "Ouch! Sunburn!" I love that colorful cover! Of course, I love everything Kevin draws. *grin* I've recommended him many times. Nice to see him featured on your blog.

  4. Hey Kevin, nice to see you profiled here. Note to others: Kevin has always done great work!

    Max Elliot Anderson

    Books for Boys Blog

  5. Thanks for the direct link to your blog, Margot. So glad I can read your posts now.Thanks for introducing Kevin to me. It's always nice to *meet* illustrators of authors who one knows. :)

  6. Thanks to Clar, Max,Donna, Susan and Picture Kitchen. Kevin does terrific illustrations. His work is SO kid friendly, and I am thrilled to feature him here.

    BOOKS for KIDS - Manuscript Critiques

  7. I just met Joy the Jellyfish, and I think her series is one that will hook kids on reading.