Name

John Shelley (ジョン・シェリー)

About

I studied illustration in Manchester and worked for some years in London as a freelance illustrator before skedaddling off to Japan for over 20 years, seeking the connection between Ukiyo-e and Ultraman. In Tokyo I worked on illustration for a wide variety of clients from advertising to editorial, whilst producing children's books for publishers across the globe. Now back in the UK, I divide my time between East and West.

Most of my work is based around pen and ink drawing, either coloured traditionally in watercolour, or adapted digitally.

Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI),
and Society of Authors (SOA).

ジョン・シェリー
イギリス、バーミンガム生まれ。ボーンビル・スクール・オブ・アート、マンチェスター ポリテクニックでイラストレーションを専攻。
1983年 ロンドンでフリーのイラストレーターとして活動を開始し翌1984年 ファサードアートスタジオを設立。
1987年から日本在住。
パルコ、三菱などの広告で注目を浴び、テレビコマーシャルからキャラクターグッズまで多数制作。
広告はシンプルでインパクトがあり、理解しやすいもの。 絵本はゆっくりと楽しみ、見る度に新しい発見があるもの、というのが彼の信念。 彼の初めての絵本『ザ シークレット イン ザ マッチボックス』は、1989年イギリスでマザーグース賞に入賞、アメリカではペアレンツチョイス賞を受賞。 彼の絵本は日本、イギリスをはじめ、アメリカ、ヨーロッパ各国でも出版されている。

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List of Children's Books illustrated by John Shelley
児童書作品リスト


Fatbag ( illustrated novel )
author – Jeremy Strong,
A & C Black Ltd, London 1982

Get Lavinia Goodbody! ( illustrated novel )
author – Roger Collinson,
The Andersen Press, London 1983
ISBN: 978-1842700976

A Canoe in the Mist ( illustrated novel )
author – Elsie Locke,
Jonathan Cape Ltd, London 1984
ISBN: 0-224-02256-3

Night Eyes ( picture book )
author – Peter Ward,
Crystal Clear Publications, London 1986
ISBN: 0-948453-02-8

Bobby Bell Series ( picture book series )
author – Val Willis,
Andre Deutsch/Scholastic London, Farrar Straus & Giroux New York, Editions du Seuil, Paris
The Secret in the Matchbox 1988
ISBN: 0-233-98088-1
The Surprise in the Wardrobe 1990
ISBN: 0-233-98394-5
The Mystery in the Bottle 1991
ISBN: 0-374-35194-5

サンタによろしくSanta ni Yoroshiku (Say Hello to Santa) ( picture book )
author/illustrator – John Shelley,
パルコ出版 Parco Publishing, Tokyo 1989
ISBN: 978-4891942274

ペール・ギュント (Peer Gynt) ( picture book )
author: Heinrick Ibsen, abridged & trans. Hiroshi Kawasaki
評論社 Hyoronsha Publishers, Tokyo 1990
ISBN: 4-566-00435-X

12の月たち Ju-ni no Tsukitachi (The Twelve Months) ( picture book )
Adapted from the version by Samuel Marshak. Trans. Sho Suzuki.
三起商行 + アスク講談社 Miki House, Osaka + Ask Kodansha Publishers, Tokyo 1991
ISBN: 4-89588-216-0

マザーグースの歌 (Mother Goose Songs) ( Collected rhymes )
アルク出版 ALC Shuppan Publishing, Tokyo 1993

ベリー・セント・エドマンズの幸福な丘―ファーザーズダイアリー (A Father's Diary) ( illustrated diary )
author – Fraser Harrison,
メディアファクトリー Media Factory Publishers, Tokyo 1994
ISBN: 978-4889913149

しかけ絵本シリーズ Shikake E-Hon Series (Picture Book series)
author / illustrator – John Shelley.
ひかりのくに Hikari no Kuni Publishers, Osaka
いろのえほん Iro no Ehon (Book of Colours) 1994
ISBN: 4-564-26011-1
かたちのえほん Katachi no Ehon (Book of Shapes) 1994
ISBN: 4-564-26012-X
かずのえほん Kazu no Ehon (Book of Counting) 1995
ISBN: 4-564-26013-8

ホッピーのあたらしいうち Hoppy no Atarashii Uchi (Hoppy's New House) ( picture book )
author / illustrator – John Shelley,
福音館書店 (こどものとも)Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers,Tokyo 1994
ISBN: 89-395-1159-X

シンデレラ (Cinderella) ( picture book )
Adapted by Misako Nakamura,
ひかりのくに Hikari no Kuni Publishers, Osaka 1996

魔法のかさ Maho no Kasa (The Magic Umberella) ( picture book )
Author – Rose Fyleman, adapted by Eileen Colwell, Trans. Kyoko Matsuoka & Naomi Asagi
福音館書店 (こどものとも)Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Tokyo 1999

King Smelly Feet ( picture book )
author – Hiawyn Oram,
The Andersen Press, London, Uitgeverij Sjaloom, Amsterdam 2002
ISBN: 1-84270-038-3

Tinpot Tales ( postcard book )
author / illustrator – John Shelley,
Artbox International,Tokyo 2002
ISBN: 978-4872985665

ハワイアン・ビッグ・ダディ― (Hawaiian Big Daddy) ( story book )
author – Banbis Snowflower,
日経BP社 Nikkei BP Sha Publishers, Tokyo 2003
ISBN: 978-48722230234

MVP – Magellan Voyage Project ( illustrated novel )
author – Douglas Evans,
Front Street Inc, USA 2004
ISBN: 1-932425-13-6

デットフォードのネズミたち Deptford no Nezumitachi (The Deptford Mice Trilogy) (illustrated novels)
author – Robin Jarvis, trans. Masayuki Uchida.
早川書房 Hayakawa Shobo Publishers, Tokyo
闇の入り口 Yami no Ireguchi (The Dark Portal) 2004
ISBN 4-15-250025-5
水晶の牢獄 Suisho no Rogoku (The Crystal Prison) 2004
ISBN 4-15-250027-1
最後の決戦 Saigo no Kessen (The Final Reckoning) 2004
ISBN 4-15-250029-8

あなたの知らないアンデルセン (シリーズ) Anata no Shiranai Andersen Series (Unknown Andersen Series) ( Fairy Tale story book series )
author – Hans Christian Andersen, trans. Yoichi Nagashima.
評論社 Hyoronsha Publishers, Tokyo
影 Kage (The Shadow) 2004
ISBN: 4-566-02176-9
雪だるま Yuki Daruma (The Snowman & 3 other tales) 2005
ISBN: 4-566-02177-7
母親 Hahaoya (Story of a Mother & The Fir Tree) 2005
ISBN: 4-566-02178-5
人形姫 Ningyohime (The Little Mermaid) 2005
ISBN: 4-566-02179-3

世界一周おはなしの旅 Sekai Isshu Ohanashi no Ryo (Stories from Around the World) ( Collected Fairy Tales )
Ed. Linda Jennings, Trans. Rika Nogi.
PHP出版 PHP Publishing, Tokyo 2005
ISBN: 978-4569643458

Bella Baxter Series (Chapter books )
Author – Jane B. Mason / Sarah Hines Stephens,
Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster) USA
Bella Baxter Inn Trouble 2005
ISBN: 978-0689862809
Bella Baxter and the Itchy Disaster 2005
ISBN: 978-0689862816
Bella Baxter and the Lighthouse Mystery 2006
ISBN: 978-0689862823
Bella Baxter All Cooped Up 2006

I Wish I Could be a Ballerina ( Pop-up picture book )
Author – Rosie McCormick
Inky Press, UK/ Backpack Books USA 2005
ISBN 0-7607-7266-5

Mighty Mike ( picture book )
Author – Pascal-Auban Scher
Aeon Institute, Tokyo 2005
ISBN 4487209-344-5

チャーリー・ボーンの冒険 Charlie Bone Series ( illustrated novels )
Author – Jenny Nimmo, Trans. Kaoruko Tanaka.
徳間書店 Tokuma Shoten Publishers,Tokyo
チャーリー・ボーンは真夜中に Charlie Bone wa Mayonaka ni (Midnight for Charlie Bone) 2006
ISBN: 4-19-862123-3
時をこえる七色の玉 Toki o Koeru Nanairo no Tama (The Time Twister) 2006
ISBN: 4-19-862137-3
空色のへびのひみつ Aoi Iro no Hebi no Himitsu (The Blue Boa) 2006
ISBN: 4-19-862151-9
海にきらめく鏡の城 Umi ni Kiremeku Kagami no Shiro (The Castle of Mirrors) 2007
ISBN: 978-4-19-862338-8
王の森のふしぎな木 Oh no Mori no Fushigi-na Ki (The Hidden King) 2008
ISBN: 978-4-19-862482-8

Midnight for Charlie Bone reprinted in English by Egmont UK as Lt Ed. illustrated Canadian edition, 2008.

The Magic Train Ride ( picture book )
Author – Pascal-Auban Scher,
Aeon Institute, Tokyo 2006
ISBN 978-4-87209-430-5

The Boat in the Tree ( picture book )
Author – Tim Wynne-Jones,
Front Street Inc, USA 2007
ISBN13: 978-1-932425-49-9

The House of the World (Worldwide Kids English Series) ( Picture Book )
Author/illustrator – John Shelley,
ベネッセコーポレーション Benesse Corporation, Tokyo 2008

ジッパーくんとチャックの魔法 Zipper-kun to Chaku no Maho (Zipper and the Magic Zip) ( illustrated novel )
Author – Machiko Hayakawa,
理論社 Rironsha Publishers,Tokyo 2008
ISBN: 978-4652-00914-7

Family Reminders ( illustrated novel )
author – Julie Danneberg,
Charlesbridge Inc, USA, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-58089-320-6

Nasty! ( illustrated novel )
author – Michael Rosen,
Barn Owl Books, UK, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-903015-81-0

Outside-In ( Lift-the-Flap picture book )
Author – Clare Smallman,
Frances Lincoln Publishers, London, Barrons Educational USA, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-84780-022-0 (UK edition)
ISBN: 978-0764162817 (USA edition)

Tomo: Friendship through Fiction: An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories (Short Story Anthology )
Editor – Holly Thompson
Stone Bridge Press USA, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61172-006-8

ジャックと豆の木 Jack to Mame no Ki (Jack and the Beanstalk) ( picture book )
Author/illustrator – John Shelley,
福音館書店 Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Tokyo Sept 2012
ISBN: 978-4834027419

Halloween Forest ( picture book )
Author – Marion Dane Bauer,
Holiday House Publishers, USA, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-82342-324-8

石の巨人: ミケランジェロのダビデ像 (Stone Giant, Japanese edition) ( picture book )
Author – Jane Sutcliffe,
小峰書店 Komine Shoten Publishers, Tokyo Sept 2013
ISBN: 978-4-338-28201-7

Stone Giant – Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be ( picture book )
Author – Jane Sutcliffe,
Charlesbridge Publishers, USA, April 2014
ISBN: 978-1-58089-295-7

Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK – It's Spring! ( picture book )
Author – Marion Dane Bauer,
Holiday House Publishers, USA, Jan 2015
ISBN: 9780823429523

Will's Words – How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk ( picture book )
Author – Jane Sutcliffe,
Charlesbridge Publishers, USA, Mar 22 2016
ISBN: 978-1580896382

夜空をみあげよう Yozora o Miage-yo (Look up at the Night Sky) ( picture book )
Author – Yuriko Matsumura,
福音館書店 Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Tokyo, May 2016
ISBN: 978-4-8340-8259-3

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus ( illustrated novel )
Author – L Frank Baum,
Hesperus Publishers, UK, Dec 2016
ISBN: 978-1-84391-590-4

Magic for Sale ( picture book )
Author – Carrie Clickard,
Holiday House Publishers, USA, 2017

Location

United Kingdom