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Sheena Dempsey

I am an illustrator and children’s author from Cork living in Folkestone, Kent. I came to London to study for an MA in illustration in 2009 and since then I have worked with various publishers in the UK and in Ireland e.g. Andersen Press, Walker Books, Simon and Schuster, Templar Publishing, Little Island, An Gúm, Faber and Faber, Bloomsbury and Barrington Stoke.

The Magic Moment by Niall Breslin and I is out now from Gill and was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award in 2018 in the Junior category.

The illustrations from my recent picture book with Jane Landy Gringer the Whinger (Golden Key Publishing) won commendation at the Institute Designers Ireland Awards 2017.

Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton (Andersen Press) is out now and won a Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2018 in the Toddler Category. Its sequel Hungry Babies is out now.

The Dave Pigeon books are written by Swapna Haddow and published by Faber and Faber. They have won or been shortlisted for several awards. The fourth in the series Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) is out now.

My illustrations for Billy Button Telegram Boy by Sally Nicholls (Barrington Stoke) were shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year Award 2017.

The strengths of my work are character, humour and colour.

Contact me to discuss projects at dempseysheena@gmail.com

My book agent is Felicity Trew at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency, Notting Hill Gate: felicity@carolinesheldon.co.uk


dempseysheena@gmail.com
00 44 (0) 7946860480

Sheena Dempsey

MAGIC-MOMENT-FINAL-COVER_LO
Lucky Draw Challenge (personal work)
From "Dave Pigeon (Racer!)" by Swapna Haddow (published by Faber and Faber)
Character Design
From "Dave Pigeon (Racer!)" by Swapna Haddow (published by Faber and Faber)
Check out Inis Issue 51 for a four page feature on me and my work to date.
Lucky Draw Challenge (personal work)
The Dodo Made Me Do It, Jo Simmons (Bloomsbury)
The Dodo Made Me Do It cover, Jo Simmons (Bloomsbury)
From "Yoga Babies," Fearne Cotton (published by Andersen Press)
"Hungry Babies" cover, Fearne Cotton (published by Andersen Press)
"Yoga Babies" cover, Fearne Cotton (published by Andersen Press)
Lucky Draw Challenge (personal work)
From Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) Swapna Haddow (Faber and Faber)
From "Dave Pigeon (How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep Most of Your Feathers)" by Swapna Haddow (Faber and Faber)
Lucky Draw Challenge (personal work)
From "Dave Pigeon (How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep Most of Your Feathers)" by Swapna Haddow (Faber and Faber)
Listowel Writers
From "Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!)" by Swapna Haddow (Faber and Faber)
Afternoon Tea Company Logo
From "Dave Pigeon (Racer!)" by Swapna Haddow (published by Faber and Faber)
"Dave Pigeon (Racer!)" cover, Swapna Haddow (published by Faber and Faber)
From "Billy Button Telegram Boy," Barrington Stoke
From "Gringer the Whinger" by Jane Landy (Published by Golden Key)
Sheena Dempsey

I am an illustrator and children’s author from Cork living in Folkestone, Kent. I came to London to study for an MA in illustration in 2009 and since then I have worked with various publishers in the UK and in Ireland e.g. Andersen Press, Walker Books, Simon and Schuster, Templar Publishing, Little Island, An Gúm, Faber and Faber, Bloomsbury and Barrington Stoke.

The Magic Moment by Niall Breslin and I is out now from Gill and was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award in 2018 in the Junior category.

The illustrations from my recent picture book with Jane Landy Gringer the Whinger (Golden Key Publishing) won commendation at the Institute Designers Ireland Awards 2017.

Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton (Andersen Press) is out now and won a Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2018 in the Toddler Category. Its sequel Hungry Babies is out now.

The Dave Pigeon books are written by Swapna Haddow and published by Faber and Faber. They have won or been shortlisted for several awards. The fourth in the series Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) is out now.

My illustrations for Billy Button Telegram Boy by Sally Nicholls (Barrington Stoke) were shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year Award 2017.

The strengths of my work are character, humour and colour.

Contact me to discuss projects at dempseysheena@gmail.com

My book agent is Felicity Trew at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency, Notting Hill Gate: felicity@carolinesheldon.co.uk

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