illustration • ideas • stories

"Garen Ewing has been an illustrator since 2002 and is the award-winning creator of the Adventures of Julius Chancer, as well as the artist for the best-selling game from Osprey, The Lost Expedition. In conjunction with JCDecaux he devised the first public digital comic, Arni's Epic Adventures, which reached an estimated 40-million viewers. He was the principal artist for the popular Curious Expedition 2 computer game, and has created a number of theatre posters licensed for productions internationally, including one that was chosen to become a Royal Mail stamp. His work has included book covers, posters, packaging, board games, computer games, record and beer labels, magazine covers, editorial, and much more."

The Lost Expedition box art from rough to finished

Once I've seen the brief I can give you a quote for your project. Aspects that will affect this include how big the project is, both in complexity and duration, how tight the deadline, and what kind of license and usage rights you require. My quote will usually be broken down into three components: concept stage (including rough sketches and revisions), finished artwork, and usage rights.


I am usually available for events, including talks on illustration, making comics, or for workshops on these themes. I have presented for all ages, from nursery children to schools, colleges and for adults. I have been a guest at a number of literary festivals, talking about illustration and stories, including Hay, Edinburgh, Cheltenham and Bath, as well as appearing at various comics festivals in the UK, Germany, Austria, Holland and France. Please see my events page for more details and booking.

About me

As a child I would spend most of my spare time lying on the floor drawing. I always knew this would be my job when I grew up. While I'm still waiting to grow up properly, I have now been a full-time freelance illustrator and designer since 2002, though previous employments also utilised my drawing, designing and computer abilities.

I live in West Sussex, England, and work from my home studio, where my wife (an editor and writer), two children and cat can keep an eye on me. As well as art and writing, I love a bit of history (family history and the Second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878-80), music (playing bass) and karate (which I teach).

Garen Ewing - publicity photo, Munich Comic Festival
Garen Ewing, photo for the Munich Comics Festival
Garen Ewing and Nick Sharratt at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Garen (right) live drawing with Nick Sharratt at the Edinburgh Book Festival
Garen Ewing newspaper interview publicity photo
Garen Ewing, photo for a newspaper interview

Garen Ewing interviewed at the Cheltenham Literary Festival
Garen (left) at the Cheltenham Literary Festival
Garen Ewing signing books at the Hay Festival
Garen signing books at the Hay Festival

Clients include

Museum of London
Royal Mail
The Observer
Osprey Games
Guild of Fine Food
Great Taste Awards
The Phoenix Comic
Music Theatre International
Josef Weinberger
The National Archives
Lloyds of London Press
The National Childminding Association
David Fickling Books
Thorsons Books
Jurassic Books
The Royal College of Nursing
Dc Thomson

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Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any queries or to ask for a quote.

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