Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson – Designer

Illustrator with a passion for cartoons, dedicated to storytelling through fanciful children’s book art.



I’m a UK-based freelance illustrator living in the south west. I have a passion for storytelling through illustration, especially in children's media, I've honed my craft to create vibrant, imaginative worlds that captivate young minds.

Inspired by Saturday morning cartoons, fantasy illustration, street art, and the wonders of nature, I infuse my work with a sense of joy and wonder.

In addition to illustration, I offer cover design and interior layout services for books. My rates are transparent and fair:

Front cover design illustration: £450 - Additional If front and back

Full Pages (CMYK) illustration: £160 per full page

Concept art: Included

Royalty-Free Images: Included

Additional charge for Interior Book design and layout: £300 additional if EPUB also required.

I enjoy working with people assisting in the journey that brings fantastical visions to fruition.

Albert Einstein said, “creativity is contagious, pass it on”.

Children's Comics & Graphic Novels
Children’s Non-Fiction

Work experience


Jun, 2010 — Present


Punk Baby

Fisher-Thompson, Paul

Shark Teeth

Guerrier, Dr. Julia

Paul has 3 reviews





Mira W.

Mira W.

May, 2024

It was a great pleasure working with Paul! Not only was he very quick in producing the mock characters and covers but he also considered all my suggestions and listened to my feedback. I think the cover he created is brilliant, exactly what I hoped for. I would definitely recommend his service to everyone and would certainly like to work with him in the future. Thank you Paul!
Joshua G.

Joshua G.

Nov, 2022

Paul was incredible to work with and was able to create lovable characters with their own unique traits and energy given the brief descriptions my son and I provided. Looking forward to working with him again in the future!
Julia G.

Julia G.

Aug, 2021

I absolutely loved working with Paul. His artwork is incredible! I'm really looking forward to working with him again.

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