Skip to content

Merrill Rainey

Merrill_HeadShot_Cropped_LowRes.jpg

Growing up, MERRILL RAINEY spent most of his Saturday afternoons watching monster movies, drawing superheroes, and going on imaginary adventures with his brothers. Today, he is a cowboy-boot-wearing, award-winning illustrator, designer, and paper engineer. Merrill likes to experiment with tools and uses marker, cut paper, or water soluble graphite to create his illustrations. He has served on faculty at the Highlights Foundation and is currently the illustrator coordinator for the Northern Ohio chapter of the SCBWIMerrill lives in the historic town of Maumee, Ohio, with his editor (his wife), subject matter experts (his kids), and very opinionated coworkers (two pups, two goldfish, and some crabby hermit crabs).

Awards:
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Magazine Merit Award, Letter of Merit, 2016
• Highlights Magazine Illustrator of the Month, Pewter Plate award, June 2016
• Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Magazine Merit Award, Two Letters of Merit, 2015
• Highlights Magazine Illustrator of the Month, Pewter Plate award, May 2015

Clients include:
American Greetings • Highlights Magazine • Humpty Dumpty Magazine • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • Jack and Jill Magazine • Kellogg’s • Ladybug Magazine • Learning A-Z (Raz-Kids) • McGraw Hill Education • Picture Window Books • Pockets Magazine • Ohio Art • Scholastic • Spider Magazine • Razorbill (an imprint of Penguin Random House)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Visit our page

Instagram

Happy happy book birthday to Halloween-enthusiast and debut author-illustrator Mike Petrik @mikepetrik!!!!’ SAMMY is an Amazon deal of the day at $8.99!!! (Today only!) 🎃 Go shop! 👻 #sammysspooktacularhalloween #mikepetrik #twolions
Meet the artist with author-illustrator Joy Steuerwald. Follow Joy at @joystewy ❤️ #joysteuerwald #illustrator #mtabookmarkliterary #kidlitart #womenillustrators #meettheartist #inspiration #digitalart
Excited to share the trailer for Mike Petrik’s debut picture book @mikepetrik ・・・ Mike writes: a special Halloween treat for you! The official “Sammy’s Spooktacular Halloween” trailer is here to chill your bones! Full trailer link in bio, so check it out! Thanks to @jantze for his killer animation chops! #twolions #twolionspub #kidlit #illustration #happyhalloween #kidlitart #sammysspooktacularhalloween #mikepetrik
My mailbox has been brimming with sweet treats this month.... #bragbragbrag #lovemailday
Happy Father’s Day! Today we’re reading WHAT DADDIES LIKE by @careynevin, illustrated by @stephanie.c.six. . . . #beeareader #fathersday #whatdaddieslike #picturebooks repost from @littlebeebooks ❤️
Sharing this insanely gorgeous #procreate doodle by Nancy Lemon 🍋 follow Nancy at @nancylemonc ・・・ Nancy writes: i don’t know what this is about, but it has a #weinerdog. #idunno #procreate #absurdist #illustrator #doodle #kidlitart #color #womenillustrators #picturebookartists #doxie #doxiesofinstagram #dauchshund

Contact info:

Bookmark Literary
Teresa Kietlinski
189 Berdan Ave #101
Wayne NJ 07470

bookmarkliterary@gmail.com

 

All images copyright © 2016-2018 Bookmark Literary Agency and the respective artist.
All rights reserved.

LookBook Vol 2

LookBook Vol 1

%d bloggers like this: