Kevin Richter

Kevin Richter - Designer

Tunbridge Wells, UK

Professional illustrator, with over 20 years of experience, passionate about comic book and children's book illustration.

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My name is Kevin Richter and I am a professional cartoonist and illustrator. I specialise in children's book and comic book illustration. I've been freelancing full time for the last eleven years. Prior to freelancing, I held positions at various companies ranging from graphic design to computer games. As a self-employed professional, I have worked with many clients from all over the world, from the BBC to News International. My biggest contract was for The Sun newspaper here in the UK where, for three years, I designed, developed, wrote and illustrated a daily comic for the newspaper. I regularly produce work for children's books, children's textbooks, comic books and any other project requiring cartoon, comic or illustrative work.

I use both traditional and digital techniques to produce my work. My preferred working method is to illustrate with pencils on paper. I then use either watercolour paints to colour the work or to scan the image into the computer and use Photoshop.

I enjoy working closely with authors to bring their vision to life. I find it particularly satisfying when the work becomes a collaboration and we both bring ideas to the table. A good working relationship is very important to me, it definitely produces the best work.
Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Fiction
Children's - Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2007 – Present (about 12 years)

Work for various clients from around the world including children's books, games, comics, character design and illustration.

Artist

The Sun newspaper
October, 2003 – September, 2007 (almost 4 years)

I was one of a team of four artists creating the comic 'The Premier' for The Sun newspaper. We all wrote and illustrated the comic which was published in the newspaper every week, Monday to Saturday.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie

Michelle R. Eastman

Fairies, music, and dust! Oh, my! Aggie is a little Dust Fairy with a big problem. She wants to join the fairy band, but they do not approve of her offbeat style. Aggie is determined to impress them, but that turns out to be harder than she imagined. Just when she thinks she will never find a way to fit in, Aggie discovers it might be more fun to stand out. Lively, rhyming stanzas and vibrant ... read more

Fairies, music, and dust! Oh, my! Aggie is a little Dust Fairy with a big problem. She wants to join the fairy band, but they do not approve of her offbeat style. Aggie is determined to impress them, but that turns out to be harder than she imagined. Just when she thinks she will never find a way to fit in, Aggie discovers it might be more fun to stand out. Lively, rhyming stanzas and vibrant ... read more

The Legend of Dust Bunnies, a Fairy's Tale

Michelle R. Eastman

This is not a typical fairy tale, and Artie is not a typical fairy. Artie is a misfit. His fellow Dust Fairies have a knack for dirtying people’s houses. They fire soot from their slingshots and enter crumb-spitting contests. While we sleep, they spread dust everywhere. Artie doesn’t make messes. He has a unique habit of collecting things. The other Dust Fairies don’t appreciate Artie’s collec... read more

This is not a typical fairy tale, and Artie is not a typical fairy. Artie is a misfit. His fellow Dust Fairies have a knack for dirtying people’s houses. They fire soot from their slingshots and enter crumb-spitting contests. While we sleep, they spread dust everywhere. Artie doesn’t make messes. He has a unique habit of collecting things. The other Dust Fairies don’t appreciate Artie’s collec... read more

The Monsters Anonymous Club: Extinction

J.L. Lipp, Mark Litton

The Monsters Anonymous Club series creator, J.L. Lipp, and Mark Litton, writer for the popular Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV series, give readers a very good reason to sleep with the lights on … or else face Extinction. Dinosaurs love to eat kids for breakfast. They taste better than cereal, or oatmeal, or even pepperoni pizza leftover from the night before. For a baby Troodon, kids are the... read more

The Monsters Anonymous Club series creator, J.L. Lipp, and Mark Litton, writer for the popular Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV series, give readers a very good reason to sleep with the lights on … or else face Extinction. Dinosaurs love to eat kids for breakfast. They taste better than cereal, or oatmeal, or even pepperoni pizza leftover from the night before. For a baby Troodon, kids are the... read more

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Communication & Punctuality

Gregg Millman
Kevin designed a book cover for my novel (aimed at middle schoolers). Working with Kevin was literally a dream come true. From start to finish, Kevin was the consummate professional. His artistic skills and creative instincts are incredible. Plus, he was easy to collaborate with, and was always responsive to my questions, suggestions and requests. He worked super-fast, stayed on deadline, a...
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Gregg Millman, June 2019

Kevin Richter
Thanks for the kind words, Gregg. It was a pleasure working on your book cover, and it was a pleasure working with you. I look forward to the book's release and wish you the best of luck with it.

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