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Toby Newsome is an award winning illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa.

He has worked for some of the leading publishers and advertising agencies in South Africa and abroad.

Toby was selected to take part in the 2017 Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award Exhibition in Shanghai. His book Grandma’s List written by Portia Dery and published by African Bureau won the 2018 Children’s Africana Book Award in the USA.

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Toby is represented in the US by illozoo

Clients include:

Boston Globe Magazine
British Airways High Life
Hachette Book Group
Harvard University
House & Garden
Joe Public
John Brown Media
Jupiter Drawing Room
Marie Claire
Men’s Health
Oprah Magazine
Ogilvy & Mather
Oxford University Press

Penguin Books
Random House Struik
Reader’s Digest
Real Simple
Red Bull
Saatchi & Saatchi
Shape Magazine
V&A Waterfront
Wine Spectator


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