Nicky Johnston is the author and illustrator of children's books. A mum to four boys, and artist and educator, Nicky is passionate about raising awareness of mental health in children.


Illustration Process – Under the Same Sky

September 04, 2019 | Illustration Author:

I love reflecting on the whole process of a book. Especially when I go back to some of my very first sketches. The evolution of illustrations can happen quite quickly but generally take many, many sketches to finally get the …

Book Trailer ~ Under the Same Sky

August 01, 2019 | Announcement, Launch Author:

Here it is….

Under the Same Sky BOOK TRAILER! Check it out!

Written by Robert Vescio, illustrated by Nicky Johnston, published by New Frontier Publishing

Hide and Seek with Grandpa – Illustration Process

July 22, 2019 | Illustration Author:


Here is a bit of insight into to how I illustrated picture book Hide and Seek with Grandpa. (Written by Ed Allen, Published by Scholastic Australia, 2018)…

Illustration Process – At the end of Holyrood Lane

January 23, 2019 | Illustration Author:

Where do I start?
For this book (At the end of Holyrood Lane) I began with sticky notes to create my initial thumbnails. Due to my full life, I set up a folder that I would take with me everywhere …

Book Trailer ~ Hide and Seek with Grandpa

August 06, 2018 | Announcement, Launch Author:

Here it is….

Hide and Seek with Grandpa BOOK TRAILER! Check it out!

Publication day ~ Hide and Seek with Grandpa

August 01, 2018 | Announcement Author:


Today is official publication day of children’s book Hide and Seek with Grandpa.
Written by Ed Allen and illustrated by me, this Scholastic book is very sweet and a lot of fun celebrating the beautiful relationship between a …

Cover Reveal – At the End of Holyrood Lane

July 05, 2018 | Announcement Author:

Today I received the advance copy of my new children’s picture book At the end of Holyrood Lane, written by Dimity Powell (also author of The Fix-It Man) and published by EK Books.…

Nicky Johnston

Nicky is a children's book author and illustrator. She is the creative director of 52-week Illustration Challenge, inspiring others to connect with their creative souls.

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