Stephen Shaskan

Stephen Shaskan

STEPHEN SHASKAN graduated from Rhode island School of Design. Since then, he has worked as an early childhood educator and played in four rock bands. Steve received a Minnesota State Artist’s Initiative Grant in 2011 and 2014 for his illustration work. He lives in Minneapolis with his favorite author and wife, Trisha Speed Shaskan, an adoringly curmudgeon of a cat, Eartha, and a sweet doxie named Bea.

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For more information, please contact Teresa Kietlinski at teresa(a)

Stephen’s bookshelf:

Art Panels, BAM! A Guide To Writing Your Own Graphic Novel
written by Trisha Speed Shaskan, Picture Window Books, 2010

A Dog Is a Dog
by Steve Shaskan / Chronicle, 2011

The Three Triceratops Tuff
by Steve Shaskan / Beach Lane Books, 2013

Punk Skunks
written by Trisha Speed Shaskan / HarperCollins, 2016

Max Speed
by Stephen Shaskan / Random House, 2016
Kirkus starred review

Big Choo
by Steve Shaskan / Cartwheel, forthcoming

Toad on the Road: A Cautionary Tale
Toad on the Road: Book #2
Toad on the Road: Book #3
by Steve Shaskan / HarperCollins, 2017
Kirkus starred review

Q & Ray: The Case of the Mola Lisa
Q & Ray: Book #2
Q & Ray: Book #3
written by Trisha Speed Shaskan / Lerner Graphic Universe, forthcoming

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Author photo credit © Karl Rashke