Lew Clayton


"The artwork for Archie’s Christmas Tale was done with Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol Paper. Working to bring Archie to life was a lot of fun. From posed portraits to fanciful fairies, from emerald green tree frogs to a certain little brown mouse named Archie, I try to capture the twinkle in an eye or the prance in a mouse’s dance.  I hope that everyone enjoys the art in Archie’s Christmas Tale as much as I enjoyed creating it.”    



Lew Clayton has worked as an illustrator for 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Brigham Young University and he is a Graphic Designer in the Media Industry. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. His medium of choice is Prismacolor colored pencil, and his favorite subject matters are people and animals.

ARCHIE'S CHRISTMAS TALE is Lew's second published book.

His third book is Felina's New Home, about a Florida panther. Published through Sylvan Dell Publishing, it is the 2010 winner of the Bock Book Award.