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Bill is an emmy and Peabody award winning artist for ABC-TV. With over twenty years in the television industry, he has created animations for all of ABC's national broadcasts including ABC's Wide World of Sports, Monday Night Football, Primetime Live, 20/20, The View, World News Now, World News Tonight and Good Morning America.

Bill was born in Newark NJ and raised on the Jersey Shore. After a long stay in NYC's Hell's Kitchen, he moved to Trumbull, CT in 2010 with his wife Heidi and two children, Aidan and Keira.

A graduate of DuCret School of the Arts in Plainfield N.J., Bill has always followed the artistic path. Although most of his professional career has been spent in television working with computers as a graphic artist, he has never left his paint brushes too far behind. He is an avid watercolorist preferring figurative work. Space Nicks was painted with gouache and colored pencils on Arches watercolor paper.

His desire to illustrate children's books reached its peaked after meeting the late Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are) while he was being given a tour through ABC-TV's Graphics Department. As politely as he could, he shoved his sketchbook into Mr. Sendak's hands and asked his opinion and professional advice. Mr. Sendak was very generous with his time and his advice. "If you want to be successful, you have to be dedicated, work very hard and be prepared to sacfrice your free time for your artwork." He was right.

 

The Space Nicks Animationbook

Bill has taken the artwork from the 'Saint Nick and the Space Nicks' and with the help from two very talented people has created an animated version. Robert Krulwich lends his incomparable reading talents and does a wonderful job as the narrator of Mr. Mears prose. John Cain has written and performs two original songs specifically for this story. He also created the score. Check out the movie now!

Order a copy of 'Saint Nick and the Space Nicks' autographed by illustrator Bill Westerfield for $14

 

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Don't Forget to go to the iTunes Store or to Amazon for the new iPad, iPhone and Kindle Fire HD Interactive Storybook App!

Wonderfully narrated by NPR's Robert Krulwich. Richard's words sparkle with life and Bill's illustrations literally pop off the page. Saint Nick and the Space Nicks will give your children hours and hours of enjoyment!

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Contact Bill at: bill@spacenicks.com