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


Chris Silas Neal is an artist and illustrator whose work has been commisioned by a variety of magazines, book publishers and television. His first picture book, Over and Under the Snow, with author Kate Messner was praised for it's "stunning retro-style illustrations" (New York Times), was a 2011 New York Times's Editor's Choice and won an E.B. White Honor Award in 2012. Neal recently directed short animated videos for both Kate Spade and Anthropologie and was awarded a medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work in motion graphics. Neal exhibits drawings at various galleries and speaks at events across the country and abroad. 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