I’m CS Jennings. I’m an illustrator and author living in Austin, Texas. Creativity, design, storytelling, collaboration—these are the things that get me excited.
I’m the Austin chapter Illustrator coordinator.
I love writing and illustrating for children. I’ve illustrated 20+ books for major publishers.
I wrote Hello, Texas! (Sterling Publishing). I was the author-illustrator of the picture book Animal Band (also Sterling Publishing). I illustrated From An Idea to Disney, on the Texas Bluebonnet Master List 2020-2021. I’ve drawn books for Penguin Group Books, Houghton Mifflin, Scholastic, Stone Arch Books, and Sterling Publishing, to name a few (see below for the full list). I love collaborating with art directors and editors. (I especially enjoy the revision process of the book. Weird, I know.) Storytelling has always inhabited my drawing. As I write more, my stories find their expression in words.
I do a ton of illustration for the children’s markets, but I go wherever my pencil will take me. Publishing, gaming, editorial, advertising, entertainment, commercial, apparel, apps, greeting cards—yep, I’ve pretty much done everything that has to do with drawing.
Author and Illustrator:
– Animal Band, 2008, Sterling Publishing
– Hello, Texas!, 2010, Sterling Publishing
– Phenom Readers, 2020, Houghton Mifflin
– From an Idea to Disney, 2019, Houghton Mifflin
– From an Idea to LEGO, 2019, Houghton Mifflin
– From an Idea to Google, 2019, Houghton Mifflin
– From an Idea to Nike, 2019, Houghton Mifflin
– Prank Lab, 2019, Scholastic
– My America: An Owner’s Guide, 2017, Colonial Williamsburg Press
– Goldilocks and the Three Vampires, 2016, Capstone
– Liar Liar, Lie Detector! 2016 Scholastic
– Spy 101: Intro to Espionage, 2014, Scholastic
– Spy Guide, 2014, Scholastic
– Children at the Well, 2014, Inprov LTD
– A Serious Case of the Sillies, 2013, Scholastic
– Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow, chapter book, 2011, Dial Books
– Jacob Wonderbar for President, chapter book, 2012, Dial Books
– Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp, chapter book, 2013, Dial Books
– The Incredible Rockhead, graphic novel, 2009, Stone Arch Books
– The Incredible Rockhead: The Dozer Strikes, Stone Arch Books, 2009
– The Incredible Rockhead vs Papercut!, graphic novel, Stone Arch Books, 2010
– The Incredible Rockhead and the Spectacular Scissorlegz, graphic novel, Stone Arch Books, 2010