About me

I write and illustrate children's books, and sometimes perform my poems and stuff too. I've published four children's books and have performed five one-man shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  I'm also a primary school teacher and...



  • Treasurer for the Doncaster Book Awards

  • Twice nominated for the World Book Day ‘Storytelling Superstar’ competition

  • Twice winner of the Ilkley Literature Festival open mic award

  • Finalist in the TES ‘Bookaboo’ story-telling competition

  • Led my school in winning £10,000 worth of books in the first ‘Word Book Day Award’ (2015)

  • Finalist is National Literacy Trust 'Poetry Prize' 2016

  • Golden Egg Academy member

  • Shortlisted for the 2020 Stratford Literary Festival/Salariya Books Children's Picture Book Competition

"Phil Sheppard is a
multi-talented  cartoonist, writer and stand-up
comic for kids...
chucklingly inventive"

The Stage

"A gifted cartoonist as well as
a livewire storyteller..."

The Scotsman

"Phil Sheppard is an engaging performer, and his expressive illustrations fully complement the colourful story."
The List

“Professional quality cartoons and impressive impersonations…
Clever gags and wordplay
permeate the script…”
 The Edinburgh Guide 

“Sheppard is a talented young man... Not only is he a fantastic cartoonist, but he also wrote, and now acts out, this witty story… A fantastic achievement that is truly enjoyable.”
Edinburgh Fringe
'Three Weeks' magazine



"Lollipopman is celebrated with bright attractive drawings and infectious humour.” 

TES (Times Educational Supplement)