Barry Gott Illustration


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Herman Agency
I'm represented by The Herman Agency for Children's Books.
For other inquiries, I can be reached at or at 216.291.5957



I was born in a log hospital and nourished on a steady diet of comic books and Muppets. 

I spent my childhood nurturing a love of art and drawing, which lets you have worlds of fun when you can't catch a football to save your life.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts during the Mullet Era, I worked as a humorous Writer/Illustrator at American Greetings for the better part of a decade. In 2002 I traded in the office cubicle for my home art studio, and since then it’s been a whirlwind of drawing, coffee, panic, coffee, e-mails, and the realization that I’m still wearing pajamas at 4pm.

My clients include Lerner Books, Dutton Books, HarperCollins, Random House, Scholastic, Harcourt, Albert Whitman & Co., Time Warner, Penguin Putnam, Kane Press, Recycled Paper Greetings, American Greetings, and plenty more.

Thanks for stopping by. I think you're awesome.

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