Neil Packer

Jan 5, 2022 | BIB 2021

Cat art genre spread / One of a Kind / Written and Illustrated by Neil Packer / Walker Studio 2020

Apple variety spread / One of a Kind / Written and Illustrated by Neil Packer / Walker Studio 2020

The Road to War / The Silk Roads / Illustrated by Neil Packer Written by Peter Frankopan / Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

Gazing down from high Olympus / The Odyssey / Illustrated by Neil Packer Written by Gillian Cross / Walker Books 2012

Hectors body was laid on a fine bed / The Iliad /Illustrated by Neil Packer Written by by Gillian Cross / Walker Books 2015

Neil Packer has had a long and successful career as an illustrator, he trained as a Graphic Designer at Colchester School of Art in the late 1970s and turned to illustration in the early 1980s.

His first children’s picture book The rest of the day is your own was published in 1985 by Methuen, he then spent many years working as an illustrator in design and advertising mostly in the USA.

In recent years he has returned to children’s publishing, illustrating several books including The Iliad and The Odyssey for Walker Books both written by Gillian Cross and The Silk Roads written by Peter Frankopan and published by Bloomsbury. In 2021 his first book as an author and illustrator One of a Kind published by Walker Studio won the Bologna Ragazzi prize for non fiction.

In addition to Children’s books he has worked on many adult books for the Folio Society including The Name of the Rose, Foucault’s Pendulum, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Catch 22. Most recently he has illustrated their Limited Edition of Dante’s The Divine Comedy.

Neil lives and works in London.

Website neilpacker.co.uk

Instagram @arvokimchi

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