Wade Dillon is a professional illustrator and artist based in Sweeny, Texas.
Born to creative parents Allen and Carol in Northeast Florida in 1988, Wade was immediately wrapped up in their world of love for art, film, and history. Their passions became his own and shaped the person that Wade is today; a lover of Texas history, devoted Batman geek, horror fan, and cheeseburger connoisseur.
In 2010, Wade left Florida to pursue his dream of working at the Alamo, the Shrine of Texas Liberty, in San Antonio, Texas. For eight years, Wade served as a tour guide and Visitor Services Supervisor. During that time, Wade illustrated three books for Pelican Publishing Company: The Alamo from A to Z (2011), Davy Crockett from A to Z (2013), and The Texas Nutcracker (2018). Not only did Wade follow his dreams, he also married the love of his life, Lindsey, in 2014.
Inspired by comic book and historical artists, Wade enjoys exploring and pushing his self-taught style; creating vivid and dynamic illustrations that pop-off the page.
When he is away from his studio, Wade enjoys having adventures with his lovely wife, Lindsey, eating cheeseburgers with his chubby puppy Harper, participating in living history reenactments with his father Allen, and attending comic book conventions.
Proud Member of:
The Company of Military Historians
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
The Alamo Society
Alamo Battlefield Association