Merrill Rainey won Highlights for Children’s Pewter Plate Illustrator of the Month award for the comic, “Freddy’s Superpower” in the month of June.
The comic was created alongside Linda Kao.
Merrill is most known for his brand character work for both Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty magazines. His client list also includes other industry names like Capstone Publishing, Highlights, Ladybug magazine, Learning A-Z, McGraw-Hill Education, Scholastic, and Razorbill. He is currently illustrating his first middle-grade chapter book series titled Blobby Blossom. This series will be published by Razorbill an imprint of Penguin Random House.