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'Chantelle and Burgen are incredible illustrators to work with. The storyboarding for each book is meticulously thought through. Careful consideration is given to each character and the detail and colour of their work is beautiful. They are enthusiastic and also work to schedule. I would highly recommend using them.' Carol Broomhall | Publisher | Jacana Media

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Chantelle and Burgen Thorne

illustration of When clumsy werewolf Stan breaks his leg on the eve of Halloween, he is heartbroken when his friends leave without him for what’s sure to be a scary good time. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, werewolf, halloween, haunted, scary, pumpkin, bats, moon, owl, cat, character, cute,
illustration of Join Stan with his heart full of determination on this frightful Halloween adventure. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, werewolf, halloween, haunted, scary, pumpkin, bats, moon, owl, cat, character, cute, growl, costume,
illustration of Join us to see if Stan's clumsy mishaps lead to a surprisingly scary and satisfying end. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, werewolf, halloween, haunted, scary, pumpkin, bats, moon, owl, cat, character, cute, ouch, trip, fall,
illustration of Stan isn’t one to stay at home. Perhaps he can try ghosting? Or ride with the witches? After all, it can’t be THAT hard. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, werewolf, halloween, haunted, scary, pumpkin, bats, moon, owl, cat, character, cute, witch, broom, fly,
illustration of What fun to create a range of halloween characters for this deleightful book! We love what we do :). ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, spider, halloween, haunted, scary, pumpkin, bats, frankenstein, skeleton, ghost, characters, cute, witch, mummy, vampire,
illustration of We had tons of fun doing this wild and wonderful book. We just LOVE Monkey and we can't wait for you to meet him! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, monkey, jungle, swinging, fruit, happy, trees, tail, rainforest, animals, character, cute, happy, bright colour, movement, plants,
illustration of Playing with colour was one of the best things about working on the art for this book - we really went to town!! We can almost taste this yummy peach and mango sunset - mmmm, delicious... ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, monkey, jungle, rainforest, cute, happy, bright colour, sunset,
illustration of Speedy Monkey antics! Jump, twirl, up, down, howl, yowl, swing, swirl, climb, grab and fly! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, monkey, swinging, happy, tail, rainforest, character, cute, happy, movement, pattern, action, body, emotion,
illustration of Here's a little preview of some of the wild and wonderful characters from the book - meet Skink, Ocelot and Kinkajoo!! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, monkey, jungle, swinging, happy, trees, rainforest, character, cute, happy, bright colour, movement, skink, flowers, moon, night, blue,
illustration of Playing with atmosphere was one of the best things about working on the art for this book - this art is the morning calm after the storm. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, cave, animals, characters, sunrise, anteater, jaguar, toucan, mackaw, bat, sloth, spider, frog, ladybug, butterfly,
illustration of We really love a good party and meeting up with friends and having a fun time, this is how we see ourselves! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, animals, characters, anteater, jaguar, toucan, mackaw, bat, sloth, spider, frog, ladybug, butterfly, skink, ocelot, ants, kinkajoo, tortoise,
illustration of Humorous and fun retro-rodeo children's book cover illustration. We just loved working on this book - lots of fun, animals, action and humour!! Just the stuff we like. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, mouse, retro, western, rodeo, poster, desert, cowboy, farmer, farm, stetson, boy,
illustration of Our fave spread from this book! Inspired by the magnificent Thellwell and our own precious equines, this was HUGE fun to do. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, mouse, retro, western, rodeo, dust, horses, cowboy, cowgirl, bronco, bucking, horseshoe, stetson, couple,
illustration of Nothing like a spread that combines all the characters in the book! We could image kids having a lot of fun finding their favourite animal in this spread! Can you see Mouse? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, mouse, dogs, pickup, cat, steer, horses, family, roadtrip, dust,
illustration of The washed out colours of the West combined with some good, bright primaries really work well for this story and it shows up on this page - don'tcha think? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, mouse, steer, rodeo, campfire, wagon, cheese, cowboy, stetson, cookup, bbq, fire, canteen, coffee,
illustration of We took inspiration from old our cat, Beetle. A black and white moggy who took great pleasure in tormenting several of our more timid dogs! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, mouse, cat, ginger, stalk, fear, moggy, pounce, chase, flee,
illustration of Having fun with white space - the ultimate indulgence for designers and illustrators! Naturally, we had a hoot doing these animals as well - aren't Queen's corgi's hilarious? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, girl, corgi, cheetah, queen, smartphone, armchair, elephant, cat, play,
illustration of Delicious blossoms, the Le Mistral blowing, ferals, white space in the setting of the Colosseum. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, girl, smartphone, cat, play, pounce, leap, colosseum, le mistral, cherry blossoms, wind, leaves, flowers, hair,
illustration of We just LOVE drawing animals so this project was an absolute gift to work on. Had great fun with the colours too - this acid green really gets those cute orange tigers popping!! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, tiger, cub, deer, doe, antelope, fawn, jungle, grass, cub, family, love,
illustration of What's the best thing about this page? The sweetness of the interaction between the Mom and her babies? Or the delicious colours? Or maybe the elegantly curving shapes of the animals themselves. Pure joy!! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, giraffes, mommy, brother, sister, savannah,
illustration of Bears are always so cool - those gorgeous full shapes, that funky fur! And you can see we had a great time with the background flowers too ;) ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, bear, bears, cub, flowers, grassland, brothers, sisters, family, love, bright colours, interaction, cute, bond,
illustration of Polar bears are one of our favourite animals, we loved mimicking their wonderful playful personalities. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, kids books, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, childrens book artists, polar bear, arctic, ice, seal, pup, iceberg, play, roll, kiss, hug, bond, fun, cute, blue, sea, cub, family, love,
illustration of Bad hair day? Wanda knows all about it! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ diversity, black hair, black girls, afro, black beauty, coming to America, african culture, global, cultural, hair fashion, curly hair, acceptance, cover art, hair secrets, wild hair, self, kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, kids.
illustration of Meet Wanda, with her beautiful head full of hair. She is brave and strong, but she’s unhappy because of the endless teasing by the boys at school. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ diversity, black hair, black girls, afro, black beauty, cultural, hair fashion, curly hair, acceptance, hair secrets, wild hair, self, kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, kids.
illustration of The bullies, the cat-callers, the hecklers - ever noticed how imperfect they are? If we stopped for a minute and looked beyond how their taunting makes us feel, we might notice that they themselves do not match up to a perfect standard. A little visual comment from us about those who point fingers... ___________________________________________________________________________________________ hair fashion, kidlitart, kidlit, picture books, childrens books, childrens book art,
illustration of Knotty problem? Wanda's modern granny Makhulu has the remedy. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ diversity, black hair, black girls, afro, black beauty, coming to America, african culture, global, cultural, hair fashion, curly hair, acceptance, hair secrets, wild hair, self, kidlitart, kidlit, kid illustration, picture books, childrens book illustration, childrens books, childrens book art, kids.

Profile

Colour and movement are the keystones of Chantelle and Burgen's distinctive illustrations. Graphic designers by trade, they take great delight in story boarding out a book, balancing strong compositions with quirky, hand-lettered text and carefully crafted characters. In 2019, they won a gold medal award from Reader's Favourite for 'The Real Farmer in the Dell' published by Spork and their book 'Wanda' raced off the shelves to become the fastest selling children's book publisher Jacana Media has ever produced! They also had a blast illustrating 'Speedy Monkey' for Stripes and 'Mommy Loves You' for Imagine That. They can't wait to see what will happen next.... ___________________________________________________________________________________________ They are represented by Paul Moreton of the fabulous Bell Lomax Moreton agency worldwide. www.belllomaxmoreton.co.uk ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Clients include: Stripes, Clear Fork, Jacana, Crocodile Books, Pearson, Hodder and Stoughton, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Heinemann, Macmillan, Benchmark, Imagine That.

Style/Techniques

Calligraphy, Caricature, Design, Digital, Lettering, Mixed Media, Painterly, Silhouette, Stylized, Texture, Type Design, Decorative, Whimsical, Motion

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Family, Food, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Licensing, Nature, People, Textiles, Wildlife, Americana, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Youth, Ethnic, Environmental, Urban