Stephen Gilpin is a Kansas based illustrator whose clients include Harper Collins, Random House, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic and the Wall Street Journal.
He has a fresh, crisp, cartoon illustration style well suited to his work in children’s book illustration.
He strikes a nice balance between rendering and flatter areas of color, while keeping the jaunty feeling of his lively linework.
You can see Gilpin’s work on his blog and the Flickr stream that serves as his portfolio, as well as his “Billy the Squid” Etsy store.
The best sampling of his work, however, is the portfolio on the site of his artists’ rep, Shannon Associates.