Have you ever looked over at a New York Times' illustration and thought, "Wow, I really love that?" The illustration was probably Keith Negley's. This Washington-based illustrator is a powerhouse. His work is often featured in publications across the country, and also has two of his own books available. Wrought with emotion, his illustrations often break the stereotype of macho men, reminding us all that we're human and it's okay to cry. The basis of his work comes from expressionist paintings, medieval art, and his everyday surroundings.
Negley's debut children's book, Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too), will teach your kids (and adults) that everyone gets sad and it's OKAY! Having published two books is a huge point of pride for Negley.
The superheroes, the race car drivers, the little boys—Negley celebrates their vulnerability.
And above all, he's just a really great illustrator. In fact, in 2015 Negley was awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators.
Keith Negley currently "resides in the mountains of Bellingham, Washington, surrounded by giant spiders with his wife and 8-year-old hellspawn." He does not think ghosts exists, but believes that aliens must be somewhere.