Sarah McIntyre

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Sarah McIntyre
Born Seattle, Washington, US
Occupation Illustrator, writer
Genre children's books, picture books

Sarah McIntyre is a British-American illustrator and writer of children's books and comics. She graduated in 1999 from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Russian and a minor degree in History of Art and earned her Master's Degree in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts in 2007. She works with other artists in The Fleece Station studio in Deptford, South London.

McIntyre was awarded the Sheffield Children's Book award for Best Picture Book and Overall Winner for her illustrations in the book Morris the Mankiest Monster in 2010,[1] which also won the Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award 2010.[2] Her book Oliver and the Seawigs with Philip Reeve won the UKLA Book Award in 2015 in the age 7–11 category [3] and their Pugs of the Frozen North won the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award in 2016.[4] She also won the Leeds Graphic Novel Award 2011 for Vern and Lettuce,[5] which ran originally as a weekly comic strip in The DFC and in The Guardian newspaper.[6]

Her projects include designing Monsterville at Discover Children's Story Centre[7] in Stratford, London and participation in its online StoryCloud project.[8] She curated The Comics Big-Top of Awesome at the 2012 Pop Up Festival[9] in London. In 2015 she began spearheading the #Pictures Mean Business Campaign, demanding greater prominence and credit for book illustrators.[10] For her campaign efforts, The Bookseller magazine listed her as one of their 2016 Rising Stars.[11]



  1. ^ "Your 2010 Winners!". Sheffield Children's Book Award. December 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sarah McIntyre wins book prize". Forbidden Planet International. February 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "UKLA Book Award Winners 2015". UK Literary Association. July 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "IBW Book Award". Independent Bookshop Week Book Award. June 2016. Retrieved Aug 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "'Vern & Lettuce' scoop up the Leeds Graphic Novel Award!". David Fickling Publishing News. November 21, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "How I Make Comics". Guardian. London. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Monster Success as Discover Story Centre's New Exhibition Opens With a ROAR". Discover Children's Story Centre Website. June 3, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ Chilton, Martin (June 18, 2012). "Olympic StoryCloud project is flying high". Telegraph. London. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ Flood, Alison (June 20, 2012). "Pop Up Festival of Stories makes a noise about children's books". Guardian Books. London. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pictures Mean Business campaign calls for proper credit for book illustrators". The Telegraph. July 21, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Rising Stars 2016". The Bookseller. July 1, 2016. 

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