Macmillan Publishing

To celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare, Macmillan Publishing commissioned a set of his characters in the style of the Macmillan Young Reader man. Here’s a selection:

shakespeare young reader characters by helen wyllie
shakespeare young reader characters by helen wyllie
shakespeare young reader characters by helen wyllie


I was commissioned to create a set of illustrations to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the original Alice in Wonderland publication. The project has so far involved individual characters, a pack of playing cards, resource materials for teachers, a game of snakes & ladders, a brochure, masks of the characters… Dream job!

This tea party scene was for Macmillan Asia, to promote their filming competition for schools.

Many of my character illustrations take the postures of the original Tenniel illustrations, the remit being to celebrate them.

A selection from the pack of playing cards

email banner | promotional video (not my animation)