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Jim Harris Illustrator


Hi there…  I’m Jim Harris… and welcome to my illustration website!  Take a look through my whimsical illustration, fantasy illustration, and sports illustration portfolios.  Or browse around my children’s book pages – which are a good place to see lots of my childrens book illustrations.


My illustration clients include National Geographic Books, Children’s Television Workshop, Federal Bar Association, Danbury Mint, Private Practice, Penguin, The Mind’s Eye, Bassmaster, Better Homes & Gardens Books, RAZ, Silver Burdett & Ginn, Argus Communications, Bankers Monthly, Pelican Publishing, National Wildlife Federation, Ottenheimer Publishing, Consumer’s Digest, Houghton Mifflin, Tommy Nelson Publishing, Accord/McMeel Publishing, The Franklin Mint, CRACOM, Bradford Exchange, Harcourt Publishing, Northland/Rising Moon, PRANA, Phi Delta Kappan, Review & Herald, Concordia Publishing, Chicago Tribune, IBM, etc. 


I’ve received various Awards of Merit and a Silver Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators as well as Communication Arts’ Award of Excellence. Publishing awards include Publisher’s Weekly Top 10, Colorado Book Award, Children’s Choice Award, Arizona Young Readers Award, PBS Reading Rainbow Selection, Western Writers Spur Award, Storytelling World Honor Book, Book Sense 76, Children’s Book Council Notable Children’s Book, Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award, Colorado Children’s Book Award, Mockingbird Books Selection, OneBookAZ Childrens Selection, The Original Art Show (NY SOI), New York Society of Illustrators Traveling Exhibition.


To contact me, please phone 210-807-4192 or email jim@jimharrisillustrator.com.  I’d be glad to hear from you.

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Illustration Resources


Society of Illustrators

Annual Illustration Competition

Communication Arts

Award of Excellence - #1 rated Illustration Competition

The Illustration Magazine

Resource for classic illustration information.

Author’s Guild

Support, advice, information for authors.

Graphic Artists Guild

Endless legal and business advice for professional illustrators.


Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators


Children’s Book Council – US Publishers



Children’s Book Publishers


Dial Books for Young Readers: Petite Rouge, Three Cajun Pigs, The Trouble With Cauliflower, Jacques & the Beanstalk

Andrews McMeel: Ten Little Puppies, Ten Little Kittens, Ten Little Dinosaurs, Rapunzel, Three Little Pigs, Mystery in Bugtown, The Treasure Hunter

Pelican Publishing: Three Little Dinosaurs and the Big Bad Tyrannosaurus Rex, Tuesday in Arizona, Librarian’s Night Before Christmas, Dinosaur’s Night Before Christmas

National Geographic Books: Towns Down Underground

Thomas Nelson:  Bible ABC

Concordia:  Wiggler’s Worms, A Tree in Sprocket’s Pocket

Rising Moon / Cooper Square Press: The Three Little Javelinas, The Tortoise & The Jackrabbit, Goose and the Mountain Lion, Los Tres Pequenos Jabalies, Jack and the Giant, Slim & Miss Prim


Whimsical Illustrations | Fantasy Illustrations | Sports Illustrations


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