Born in Toronto in 1971, Nick Craine is a visual artist from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. His illustrations have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic and many more. In 2008 he was chosen as 1 of 6 Canadians included in the TASCHEN international anthology, Illustration Now, a sampling of 150 of the world’s best illustrators. He is a much sought after conceptual illustrator who’s drawings have help his clients win the business of, Ford, Telus, Smirnoff, Pepsi, TD Canada Trust and many more. He is the 2008 gold medalist in the illustration category from The Dog Writers Association of America. He adapted Bruce McDonald’s, Dance Me Outside and Hard Core Logo into graphic novels, the latter of which he was nominated for an Ignatz award in the Outstanding Artist category (1998).
In 2017 he illustrated 5-Minute Hockey Stories (Harpercollins) written by Meg Braithwaite. The project spent 7 weeks on the Globe and Mail’s best seller list. 2018 sees the release of two follow up books, 5-Minute Stories for Fearless Girls (May) and 5-Minute Basketball Stories (October) both written by Sarah Howden.
Craine is currently at work on a graphic novel about William Shakespeare entitled, “Parchment of Light”.
He lives with his wife Sandy and their son Michael.