Brian Lies

Freedom: Be who you are, Love who you love, Read what you want

December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Signed Original Pencil Drawing on Vellum
Dimensions: 14 x 11 inches

Signed hardcover copy of Little Bat in Night School

Illustrator’s Biography

Brian Lies was born in Princeton, NJ, and graduated from Brown University in 1985 with a degree in British and American Literature.  He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 2.5 years, and created Op/Ed page illustrations for numerous publications, including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and Christian Science Monitor.  He illustrated his first children’s book for Houghton Mifflin Company in 1989, and has since illustrated nearly thirty others, including his 2019 Caldecott Honor-winning The Rough Patch, and his New York Times bestselling bat series (Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, Bats at the Ballgame and Bats in the Band).  Brian’s work has garnered many publishing awards, and can be found in galleries around the country.  He enjoys visiting elementary schools around the US, talking about writing and illustration.  He and his wife live on the South Shore with two cats.

You can learn more about Brian on his website


The live auction will be from Wednesday December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay.

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Brian Lies
 has generously donated his work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.