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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.

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

 

Russ’s Bookshelf:

This Cowgirl Ain’t Kiddin’ About the Potty
by Sarah Glenn Forston, illus. by Russ Cox (Peter Pauper Press, 2019)

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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Happy International Women’s Day! Art by Brooke Smart @brookesmartillustration ・・・ Brooke writes: Happy International Women’s Day! I’m so grateful for the amazing women in my life and those who have come before me! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻#internationalwomensday
Happy World Book Day with art by Daniel Wiseman @d_wiseman ・・・ Daniel writes: I owe a ton of happiness, gratitude, and wonderful moments with my kids to books. Take a few minutes today and share a favorite story with someone! Happy #worldbookday everyone! #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #art #artistsoninstagram #kids #kidlit #kidlitart #kidsbooks #childrensbook #books #bookstagram #alligator #color #danielwiseman
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope your day is as happy & sweet as this art by Joyce Wan @joycewanbooks ・・・ Joyce writes: May love, friendship, happiness ...and chocolate always surround you! Happy Valentine’s Day! 💝 . . . #valentinesday2019 #valentinesday #heart #kawaii #joycewan #youaremysweetheart #boardbook #chocolate #prekbooks #cute #happyvalentinesday #happyvalentinesday❤️ #illustratorsoninstagram
I must have blinked because it’s suddenly February. Hope you ❤️ this gorgeous calendar art by Brooke Smart. Follow Brooke @brookesmartillustration #kidlit #kidlitart #brookesmart #womenillustrators #dauchshund #dauchshundsofinstagram #doxiesofinstagram #reading #picturebooks
Happy book birthday to Benson Shum @bshum79 So excited GO TO SHEEP 🐑 is out on the shelves! ・・・ ‪Benson writes: Yay! It’s finally out! Happy #bookbirthday I’m so excited to share GO TO SHEEP, written by @jennifersattlerbooks and illustrated by me! Thank you to the amazing team at @simonkids and to my wonderful agent @teresakie ❤️‬ #bensonshum #gotosheep #sheepsofinstagram #babybooks #kidlitart #boardbooks 🐑🐑🐑🐑

Contact info:

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

bookmarkliterary@gmail.com

 

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