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Russ Cox

RUSS COX was raised by a pack of crazed hillbillies in the back woods of Tennessee. Without much in the way of modern conveniences, like a television set or running water, he spent his time drawing, whittling, and throwing dirt clods at his cousins. With the bulk of his life spent in Pennsylvania, he met his wife; became a graphic designer; played in punk, alternative, and surf bands; had two kids; and started his own illustration studio, Smiling Otis Studio. Russ creates his art the old school way using paper, pencil, gouache, and watercolor. Using traditional tools gives Russ an opportunity to explore and experiment. He also works digitally if deadlines are tight. Russ lives in Maine with his wife and four cats.

Follow Russ online at:
Website: www.smilingotis.com
Facebook: russ.cox.750
Twitter: russcox_illust
Instagram: www.instagram.com/russcox_books/

Russ’s Bookshelf:

Your Face Is Going To Freeze Like That 
by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Russ Cox (Running Press Kids, 2019)

Puppy Pirates series
by Erin Downing, interior illus. by Russ Cox (Penguin Random House, 2015-present)
Book 1: Stowaway!
Book 2: X Marks the Spot
Book 3: Catnapped
Book 4: Sea Sick
Book 5: Search for the Sea Monster
Book 6: Pug vs. Pug
Book 7: Lost at Sea (2019)

Faraway Friends
by Russ Cox (Sky Pony, 2015)

And more! To see a complete list of Russ’s books, please visit RUSS COX at GOODREADS!

 

 

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My heart pours out to the Californians affected by the wildfires. My thoughts are with those who have lost & will continue to lose in the wake of these fires. Praying for your safety. Art by Diana Toledano @dianatoledano ・・・ Diana writes: Right now in Northern California we cannot see the sun because of the haze and ashes... Wishing everyone (especially politicians) would take responsibility and acknowledge what scientists have been saying for a long time: this is one of the consequences of CLIMATE CHANGE. Lies and denial are not the proper course of action. • What you do, how you shop, how you drink a soda... Everything has consequences. Be mindful. Take actions that help the Earth. ❤️ And stay safe. • P.S.: Isn’t it sad that I originally did this drawing a year ago for other wild fires? ••• #WildFires #ClimateChange #ClimateChangeIsReal #CaliforniaFires #WomenWhoDraw #SaveTheEarth #DianaToledano
Friendly reminder: go vote! Art by Daniel Wiseman. Follow at @d_wiseman ・・・ Daniel writes: Go cast that vote! Notice the beautiful, deep blue color of that ballot…Dabney knows what’s up! And even though her ghost pals aren’t allowed to vote, they’re definitely super pumped! #illustration #art #artistsoninstagram #kids #kidsbooks #books #bookstagram #character #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ghost #vote #bluewave #danielwiseman #kidlitart
Be a hero and vote tomorrow! Art by Nicole Wong. Follow Nik at @painternik9 ・・・ #Vote! #electionday #nicolewong #childrensbooks #illustrator #illustration #kidlitart
Please follow Stephanie Six @stephanie.c.six ・・・ Steph writes: My “Meet the Artist” promo piece for @bookmarkliterary . Bet you didn’t know some of these Steph facts! . . . #meettheartist #watercolor #kidlitart #johnathanvanness #illustratorsoninstagram #childrensbookillustrator #mtabookmarkliterary
Time to curl up with a good book. ART from ONE SNOWY DAY illustrated by Diana Toledano @dianatoledano with @get_repost ・・・ Diana writes: Sleepy Sunday. 💙 My fluffy cat and my last picture book ONE SNOWY DAY. You can’t get the cat (I’m keeping her), but you can find the book at your favorite bookstore. • #littlecatsoup #catsandbooks #picturebook #kidlit #kidlitart #dianatoledano #OneSnowyDay #albumilustrado #ilustracioninfantil #womenwhodraw #sourcebooksjabberwocky
Had to snap a photo before I sent these treasures off to Frankfurt.... #dreambig #kidlitart #kidlit #joycewan #youaremymagicalunicorn #foil #embossing #babybookworm #paddedboardbook #inspiration #boardbooks @joycewanbooks #frankfurtbookfair

Contact info:

Bookmark Literary
Teresa Kietlinski
189 Berdan Ave #101
Wayne NJ 07470

bookmarkliterary@gmail.com

 

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