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Selection of Clients
  • Harcourt Brace
  • Highsmith Upstart
  • Ideals Publications
  • McGraw Hill Publishing
  • NestlĂ© Purina
  • New Readers Press
  • Publications International
  • Reader's Digest Children's Publishing
  • Riverside Publishing
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Sundance Publishing
  • William H. Sadlier, Inc.
  • Zaner Bloser
Selection of Awards

Listing of Awards - coming soon!

My mother became pregnant with me while she was studying art at what would become Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. So I had artistic exposure at the earliest possible age.

I was then born in Châteauroux, France, about 90 miles south of Orleans. From childhood it became apparent that I was an artist at heart -- I would often immerse myself for hours in the local libraries pouring over the illustrations of the great artists from the Golden Age of book Illustration, my favorites being Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, and Maxfield Parrish. Marveling at the wonderful images, I dreamt that I too would be able to create such fascinating windows to my imagination. I began to draw and develop my skill and particular style from that early age, and I have continued to work to become the best artist that I can be over the years. Determined to illustrate professionally one day, I attended Virginia Commonwealth University and obtained my B.S.degree in Communication Art and Design.

For the first 15 years of my career I devoted myself to mainly advertising art alone, and had the very good fortune to produce art for many of America's leading clients including Coca Cola, McDonalds, Apple Computers, Frito Lay, Purina and a host of others. However, about 10 years ago I rediscovered my first true love, and have since dedicated my art to book and children's illustrations like those I admired in my youth. I've come full circle to the heart of my childhood.

I work in an ink undercoat surmounted by a very tight wax-colored pencil rendering, which allows light to pass through the transparent topcoat and bounce back to the eye, producing brilliant life and color. My preferred subjects are the boundless world of a child's imagination: pure, untouched, and full of wonder.

Over time I've received honors including the Weatherspoon Gallery award and an Addy award. I've learned many things and journeyed far in life, always seeking to perfect my artistic craft, but also striving to keep near the heart and mind of that wide eyed-child who sat entranced with his many books so very long ago. Today I do this from my home studio in the country outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where I live with my wonderful wife Trish, and our very spoiled cat named Micetro.

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Published Books

ABCs With The Baby Looney Tunes!
by Drew Rose (Illustrator) Candy Cane Press
Brava Olivia (Coloring Book)
by Maggie Testa (Author), Drew Rose (Illustrator- interiors) Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Casey Jones
by Larry Dane Brimner (Retold by), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Coughlan Publishing
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Jeff's Hero
by Guy Wakemore (Author), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Pearson Scott Foresman
John Henry
by Bill Balcziak (Retold by), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Capstone Press Inc.
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Knock, Knock, Who's There?
by Joseph R. Ritchie (Author), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Ideals Publications
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Lost and Found
by Pitch and Inglan Poland illustrations by Drew Rose
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Monster Patrol
by James Scott (Author), Drew Rose (Illustrator)
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One Creepy Street: Annica's Broom
by Lee Jordan (Author); Drew Rose(Illustrator) Publisher: Black Rose Writing
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One Creepy Street: Spider on the Web
by Lee Jordan (Author); Drew Rose (Illustrator) Black Rose Writing
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Opposites (Baby Looney Toons)
by Eve Degrie (Author),Drew Rose (Illustrator) Candy Cane Press
Pilgrim's Progress: John Bunyan's Classic Story Adapted for Children
by Anna Trimiew (Author), John L. Musselman (Editor), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Great Commission Publications
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This Is the World
by Carla Hamaguchi Williams (Editor), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Creative Teaching Press, Incorporated
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Thomas Jefferson and the Ghostriders
by Howard Goldsmith (Author), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
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Very Best Gift of All
by John-Bryan Hopkins (Author), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Sweetwater Press AL
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What Belongs? (Baby Looney Toons)
by Julie Shively (Author), Drew Rose (Illustrator) Candy Cane Press

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