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About me

I write and illustrate children's books, and perform my stuff too. I've published four children's books and have taken five one-man shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 



  • MA in Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire (commendation)

  • Doncaster Book Awards committee member

  • 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

  • Into Film Awards, teacher of the year nominee

  • Led my school in winning £10,000 worth of books in the first ‘World 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

Clients include: National Literacy Trust; Churchill Insurance; Brake the Road Safety Charity; Persona Education; Rotary International 

"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)

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