Lisa Anchin has been drawing since she could hold a pencil and making up stories since she could speak. She received her BA from Smith College and took a long circuitous route to an MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is often holed up in her studio stringing words together and compulsively doodling, but she also loves meeting other kidlit folks and volunteers as the Illustration Coordinator for SCBWI’s Metro NY Chapter.

She is the illustrator of A PENGUIN NAMED PATIENCE by Suzanne Lewis (Sleeping Bear Press 2015) and I WILL LOVE YOU by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Scholastic 2017). Her first author/illustrated title, THE LITTLE GREEN GIRL, will be published by Penguin Random House/Dial Books for Young Readers in the spring of 2019.

Lisa lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and their two studio cats.

Lisa also blogs on Notable19s and KidLitArtists, home of the SCBWI LA Illustration Portfolio Mentorship Program Winners.



2016 SCBWI Bologna Showcase Finalist

2012 SCBWI Portfolio Mentorship Award

2011 SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship