patachilles_headshot_websitePat Achilles is an award-winning illustrator with over 30 years of experience in corporate, advertising, book and editorial illustration. Her styles range from highly realistic to humorous cartoons to children’s literature, and she has had her cartoons published in The New Yorker. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, where she was taught by the delightful Beth and Joe Krush and Bob Byrd. Pat is a co-founder of the Bucks County Illustrators Society and is an adjunct professor in the illustration department at Moore. She recently self-published a book of gag cartoons written by her son Tom called Zeitgeist Meetup, available here. 

Pat is a former Art Director of Curriculum for Westminster Press, as well as the illustrator of the children’s books The Upside-Down Gardener, Once Upon a Poodle and The Adventures of the Poodle Posse series by Chrysa Smith, Let’s Visit New Hope by Gayle Goodman and Roy Ziegler, Robbie to the Rescue by Laurie Nowlan, The Adventures of Charli by Franca Caserta, Green Andrew Green by Isabelle Holland, Mommy’s High Heel Shoes by Kristie Finnan, and The Lion, the Ostrich and the Squirrel for the Maasai Cultural Exchange Project.

Pat’s blog, Pencilled In, is frequently updated with gag cartoons, sketches and news about the illustration field. Some of her greeting cards, books and prints are in her Etsy shop here and on her Store page.

All images on this website are copyright Pat Achilles. They may not be used without the consent of the artist. All properties are copyright their respective owners. For permission, licensing or commission fees, please email via the Contact page.

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  1. Hi Pat. I have noticed a poster on the internet about a performance of Pirates of Penzance by Bucks County G&S. It appears to be by yourself. I thought that it was brilliant and really captured the spirit of the show. Our local community orchestra, the Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra (Brisbane, Australia) is performing a piece from Pirates of Penzance at a concert soon and would like to know if it would be possible to use the poster image during the item by projection onto the back of the stage. If so, under what conditions. We are a not-for-profit community band. Kind regards, Steve Mogridge.

  2. Pat would you have time in September on a Wednesday morning at 10:00 using zoom to show your art to my class. I should have between 50 and 60 people attending. I be will take the summer semester off but return in Sept for the fall semester. I have Sept 6,13, or 20 available

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