Robert Neubecker is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and just about every magazine in print. He helped create the look of Slate.com and was on staff there from 1996-2015. Robert won the prestigious 2004 Key Award for Best Comedy Poster for the movie Sideways.
Robert’s first book for children, “Wow! City!” won the ALA Notable Book Award for 2005. Over thirty books have followed including: “Every Corner Needs a Monster” with Jean Reidy, 2013 Colorado Book Award winner “I got Two Dogs” with John Lithgow, “Air Show!” with Treat Williams, and “Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth” with Sarah Weeks.” In 2012, Robert’s “What Little Boys are made of” won a Kirkus Review Best Books of the Year award.
Robert is very proud to have done the drawings for “Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing” by Kay Haring, Keith’s sister. It was a labor of love for all who worked to bring it to life from Dial Books for Children, Penguin Random House, Spring, 2017.
August 2019: “Little Smokey” from Alfred A. Knopf. A little firefighting airplane gets left behind by the big guys because she’s too small to help. Then one day…
Winter 2019: “Just Like Rube Goldberg with Sarah Aronson”- Beach Lane Books
Summer 2017, “King Louie’s Shoes” with DJ Steinberg was released from Beach Lane Books. It’s the hilarious story of how King Louie invented platform shoes.
Fall 2017: Robert’s “Fall is for School,” featuring the bickering pair of siblings from “Winter is for Snow” that the New York Times Book Review compared to Desi and Lucy!
Winter 2017: "Space Boy and the Snow Monster" by Dian Curtis Regan from Boyd's Mill Press. The third installment in a graphic novel series of imaginary and completely awesome space adventures!
Robert has taught at School of Visual Arts in New York, BYU, and the University of Utah. An ex-New Yorker, Robert now lives on the side of Iron Mountain in Park City, Utah. He is married with two teenage kids and lives in the woods at the edge of town with a whole bunch of dogs and cats. Moose come around and eat his garden.