R. Gregory Christie has been working as an illustrator for more than 20 years. He has illustrated more than fifty books, as well as collaborated with clients such as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Kennedy Center, Pete Seeger, Queen Latifah, and Karyn Parsons on a variety of projects.
Mr. Christie currently works as a freelance illustrator and operates his wonderful autographed children’s bookstore named GAS-ART GIFTS in Decatur, Georgia. He lectures in schools and libraries, teaches in after school programs and is a skilled bookbinder. Mr. Christie is available for murals, portraits and art workshops.
In addition to many awards, Mr. Christie is a two-time recipient of the New York Times’ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year Award and a three time winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration.
He’s a recipient of the the NAACP’s Image Award, The Boston Globe’s Horn Book Award, American Library Associations’ Theodore Seuss Geisel Award in Illustration and the 2013 Ashley Bryan Illustrated Africana Children’s Literature Award His illustrations have been featured on HBO Kids, PBS’ “Between the Lions”, New York City’s subway cars, the 2013 Congo Square New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poster and on the 2013 “Kwanzaa Forever” stamp.