Sarah Horne

Hi there!

I am an established children’s book Illustrator. I specialise in funny, inky drawings for mainly Young Fiction titles. I welcome a good Picture Book project too.

I work with a dip pen and Indian Ink, finishing the work digitally. I am currently writing and Illustrating two books, a middle grade and a non-fiction title, publishing 2020 and 2021 with Chicken House and Bloomsbury respectively.

This year, I have the joy of illustrating Sam Copeland’s debut novel Charlie Changes Into A Chicken with Puffin/Penguin Random House. There are two further titles slated for release (Aug 2019 & Feb 2020). See blog for more Charlie.

I am also a very experienced editorial, design and advertising Illustrator. I am usually available for quick-fire editorial and design work. Drop me a line directly to commission, I will be happy to think through your design brief.

I am also a fine artist working on canvas and also digitally. There are plans for an exhibition Summer 2019. More details to follow on this.

Clients: IKEA, Sesame Street, Waitrose Food, Print Week, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Kew Gardens and many more trade magazines.

Publishers: Penguin Random House, Egmont, Templar, Quercus, Orchard Books, Nosy Crow, Hodder,Holiday House (US), Henry Holt (US), OUP, Bloomsbury, Chicken House, Faber and Faber.


WINNER Best Picture Book. Dundee Children’s Book Award. 2018


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