Peter Sheehan
Peter Sheehan APDG is a freelance illustrator, writer, designer and storyboard artist based in Canberra, Australia.

Versatile in style, Peter designs to fulfil the unique demands of each story - be it filmic or comic, literary or journalistic. He has some 25 books to his name and has been drawing professionally since 1982, most notably for the oldest children’s literary magazine in the world – The School Magazine. Some of the films Peter has storyboarded include Breath, Buoyancy, The Sapphires, Beneath Hill 60 and The Hunter. Some of the animations he has helped design include, Lexie and Lottie, F is for Family and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. He was accredited as a designer by the Australian Production Design Guild in 2017.

Peter has been awarded a CBCA Honour Book prize, an APDG Award for Drawing, a Stanley Award for Best General Illustrator, 3 FACTS Awards, 2 Art Directors and Writers Awards and has been nominated twice for a Walkley Award. His artwork is held in the collections of The Australian National War Memorial, the State Library of NSW and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Versatile in style, Peter illustrates for children's literature, advertising campaigns, editorials and community service projects. He has been contributing to The School Magazine, the oldest children’s literary magazine in the world, since 1982.


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Often accompanied by drawings, Peter writes graphic novels, community service projects, gags, animations, plays and articles.


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Adept at both character and location design, Peter creates concept and finished art for animated drama, advertising campaigns, live action drama and all kinds of community and interactive projects.


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Fast and well versed in cinematography, acting, lighting and writing, Peter storyboards feature films, animations, interactive exhibitions, live performance and television commercials.