Billy does illustration and hand lettering — with his left hand, no less!
Project: Early Reader Science Book, 32 pages (ages 5-8) By Laura Marsh Client: National Geographic Kids
"Follow these funny looking creatures and learn how their strange looks help them in the wild. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud our for independent reading."
Project: The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a WWII Concentration Camp, 352 pages (ages 12 to adult) By James M Deem Client: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"Though never officially designated a concentration camp, the Belgian fortress of Breendonk was equally brutal while occupied by the Nazis during World War II. ...Deem has done remarkable research, gathering not only facts but also photographs of the prisoners, humanizing those whose dignity was stripped from them in the camp. A sobering study of man’s inhumanity to man, and an important book that demands serious consideration and discussion." (Michael Cart)
Review: Booklist, starred review (April 1, 2015)
Project: From the Scientists in the Field Park series, Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard (ages 11-15) By Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman Client: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"A well-written, unique, carefully organized treat for nature lovers and investigators."
Review: School Library Journal, starred review
Project: Random cartoons By Billy Kelly
Billy loves drawing cartoons... for clients, for postcards, for fun. Here come a bunch of Billy's cartoons right now...
Big Book of Who
Project: The Little Kids Big Book of Who, 128 pages (ages 4-7) By Jill Esbaum Client: National Geographic Kids
"More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring profiles of each person, along with fascinating facts about about their accomplishments and contributions."
Project: Pinkaboos Chapter Book Series (ages 6-9) Written by Laura Gosselin and Jake Gosselin, illustrations by Billy Kelly Publisher: Wildfire Stories
Praise for the Pinkaboos chapter books from the author of Monster High: "Facing fears has never been so much fun. The Pinkaboos are ah-dorable!"
Review: Lisi Harrison, author of The Clique, Alphas, Monster High, Pretenders.
Clients: Various. This is a small sampling of some of our favorite logos. We create custom logos for all types of businesses and non-profit organizations, large and small.
CD design for kindie music projects: Trees, Thank You for Joining the Happy Club, and Is This Some Kind of Joke?; Creation, animation and direction for interstitial video project: I'm Thinking of an Animal, currently airing on PBS; Kids' show poster design; CD design project: Earl Pickens and the Band Named Thunder
"You're unlikely to hear a more joyful celebration of the natural world and our relation to it this year." Source: NPR's All Things Considered, review of Trees