Frances Castle has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2005 after beginning her career in the computer games industry.
Frances is inspired by comic book art and vintage childrenís books from the 50ís and 60ís, and loves good charity shop finds of old magazines, books and packaging. She is also a very keen historian and is currently illustrating a graphic novel documenting the search into her own Family Tree.
She usually works digitally, drawing with a Wacom Tablet straight onto the computer. She then uses scanned and pre-painted textures to add depth and colour to her work. Recently she has been experimenting with printmaking, particularly Gocco prints and Lino.
Frances has worked with a broad range of editorial and publishing clients including Readers Digest, The Guardian, BBC, Random House, Macmillan, Quarto and Cambridge University Press and the BBC History website.
Oxford University Press
Quarto Children's Books
Sundance Publishing (US)
Torre Lazur Mc Cann
Selected for the Year of Cycling Exhibition at The London Transport Museum.