Lil Crump

A Graphic and Visual Design graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, with some Fine Art and bookmaking training from the University of Saskatchewan and the Emily Carr School of Fine Art, Lil is capable in a variety of illustration genres and methods. Her work has appeared in books published by various North American publishers and can be found in a variety of languages.

Lil’s favorite part of the book development process is creating characters. For Lil, new characters can be inspired at any time, so she keeps a notebook and pencil close at hand. Case in point: the main character for the book DNA Detective (2015) came to life when she was sitting in her car, in between running errands. “I decided to sketch out an idea before heading into the bank, and when the detective appeared on the page, I thought, that’s the one.”

Lil also provided illustrations for Annick Press’s revised edition of The Great Number Rumble (2016) and is presently working on a picture book scheduled for publication in 2018.

In addition to illustrating over a dozen children’s books, Lil has provided lively and colorful artwork in a variety of media, including magazines, T-shirts, banners, greeting cards, children’s games, prints, and paintings for art gallery shows.
When not working at the nearby University, Lil can be found illustrating in her studio or enjoying the great outdoors.

Lil lives with her husband, daughter, and yellow lab, overlooking the waters of Nova Scotia’s beautiful, Head of St. Margaret’s Bay.

Annick Press books
illustrated by Lil Crump