Russell Julian

Children's Illustrator

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Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson


Originally from Derbyshire, Russell has made his way via Cambridge to North-West London where he lives with his beautiful partner and three girls in a charming cottage (30’s semi) deep in the magical Crickle Wood.  When he’s not worrying about stuff, lying down or eating biscuits, he likes to hide and play with small cars or paint little still life pictures. He also likes to do lots of lovely illustrations!

Russell has illustrated over 30 books with lots of smashing people at Egmont, OUP, Scholastic, Parragon, Caterpillar (Little Tiger group) and many, many, well just a few more.


THE WAY I LOVE YOU (26th June 2018, Parragon)

I love you as sure as the strong oak stands, as unshakeable as the unquakeable great mountain... I love you this day and every day. Share in all types of unconditional, unwavering love in The Way I Love You, written by Dawn Casey, with bright illustrations by Russell Julian. Enjoy this wild and heartwarming journey, and pass it on to your loved ones!


ASTRO THE ROBOT DOG (1st January 2016, Scholastic)

Meet Astro, the robot dog with a big heart, in this brand new picture book by the author of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS. When Astro is sent from Planet Xog to find out what life is like on Earth, he discovers the true meaning of friendship. An out-of-this-world adventure that will melt hearts across the galaxy.


GEORGE'S DRAGON AT THE FIRE STATION (7th August 2014, Scholastic)

Open Day at the fire station turns into chaos when George takes along Sparky. Clumsy as always, Sparky gets stuck sliding down the fireman's pole, sends a fire bucket flying, and steps on the hose during a firefighting demonstration. But when a call comes in for a real emergency Sparky is able to save the day - and a scared cat from a tree - by flying to Fluffy's rescue!