I'm an illustrator of children's books and editorials, including Sometimes It Rains by Paul Du Fresne. I recently became a contributing illustrator for A List Apart.

I have the privilege of telling stories through pictures. It's not just a way to make a living; it's a life goal. I'm extremely grateful for the clients who have entrusted me with the direction of their products, and the editors who have allowed me to share my work with readers. When conceptualizing an illustration, I believe that it should be just as exciting to the person who commissioned it as it is to its eventual audience.


(b. 1969) Tom Shannon is an American artist / Illustrator living in Seattle, Wa USA.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Washington University, attended Pacific Northwest College of Art, is a member of the Society of Illustrators (New York / Los Angeles) and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.


If you are interested in working with me regarding aspects of the children's book publishing market, please contact my agent, Kyle Williams at WendyLynn & Co.

Online representation:

Client list:

  • A List Apart
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Kitsap Credit Union (Kids Club)
  • Bremerton Letterpress Co.
  • Weird Darkness
  • Quorum

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