A blog by dPICTUS


Welcome to the Picturebook Makers blog and gallery – where the world’s finest picturebook artists take you behind the scenes.

Our goal is to provide an interesting and inspiring resource for publishing professionals, illustration students and graduates, and anyone else with a passion for picturebooks and a curiosity about the different approaches taken to make them.

We hope you enjoy this ongoing celebration of international picturebooks and their creators.


Illustration: dPICTUS LION by Kitty Crowther

The Picturebook Makers resource is run by dPICTUS – a small company founded in the South of England by brothers Sam McCullen (illustrator, writer and designer) and Jon McCullen (designer and web developer). dPICTUS is a curated online platform for outstanding picturebooks, where publishers and agents promote their new releases and backlist titles, secure foreign rights deals, and make new international publishing connections. Learn more at dpictus.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see stunning picturebook illustrations from around the world.

Contact us: If you have any feedback, questions, or if you’d like to suggest a picturebook maker for our blog and gallery, please email us at [email protected]

Illustration: dPICTUS LION by Kitty Crowther.