The Studio of Chris Silas Neal
The Pencil Factory
61 Greenpoint Ave. #410
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author who regularly contributes to the New York Times, The New Yorker, and creates book covers for various publishers. He has directed short animated videos for Kate Spade and Anthropologie and was awarded a medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work in motion graphics. He illustrated the acclaimed picture books Over and Under the Snow and Lifetime, both of which explore the natural world. Over and Under the Snow, with author Kate Messner was praised for its "stunning retro-style illustrations" (New York Times), was a 2011 New York Times Editor's Choice and won an E.B. White Honor Award in 2012. He recently contributed art to Goodnight Songs a collection of poems by the acclaimed author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown which is a New York Times Best Seller. Neal's self-authored book titled "Everyone" will be published by Candlewick press. He exhibits drawings at galleries and speaks at events around the world. He currently works and lives in Brooklyn and teaches Illustration at Pratt Institute.

Selected Press
Feature article about first Picture Book, 2011 


Interview about work and studio, 2011 


Putting Pen to Paper Until Something Good Comes Out, 2009  


Documents 21 Brooklyn artists, Lines and Shapes, Lena Corwin, 2010  


Interview by Sam Weber, 2009  


Print, New Visual Artists, 2006  


Brief note about book design work, 2012 


Brief note about illustration and type, 2010 


Partial Client List
Kate Spade, The New Yorker, FSG, Knopf, Random House, Sub Pop Records, Penguin Books, Nickelodeon, Anthropologie, AmTrak, DDB, Texas Monthly, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Fillmore, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Dwell, Travel and Leisure, Flaunt, Paper, TBWA/Chiat/Day, The National Geographic