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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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Such a fun morning meeting with @bshum79 Bensom Shum and the wonderful folks at Bloomsbury @sarahshum1 So excited for SLOTH WENT!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #sloth #slothsofinstagram #kidlit #kidlitart #bensonshum
Something BIG. Something Dreamy. Something new from Joyce Wan! Happy book birthday to @joycewanbooks!! ☁️ 🚩❤️🌈 Joyce writes— Happy book birthday to meeeeee! So excited to visit the @mrschureads blog today to celebrate the release of my latest book, DREAM BIG, written and illustrated by me and published by @scholasticinc. Click on the link in my bio for the link to the blog post featuring the new book trailer and an interview where I chat with Mr. Schu about DREAM BIG, picture books, and school librarians. May this book help inspire the next generation of dreamers, darers, and doers! Now available wherever books are sold. . . . . #kidlit #dreambig #joycewan #trailblazers #femaletrailblazers #girlpower #shepersisted #womanempowerment #yesshecan #bosslady #womenshistorymonth #iconicwomen #icon #picturebook #picturebooks #boardbook #boardbooks #trailblazer #kidlit #kidlitart #illustratorsoninstagram #prekbooks #womenleaders #womeninstem #junkotabei
New postcards by Russ Cox. Don’t be a chicken, comment below if you want a postcard mailed to you! 🐓 Please follow Russ at @russcox_books #Repost ・・・ Russ writes: New postcards have arrived! #instaartist #kidlit #kidlitart #promo #postcard #picturebook #childrensbooks #illustration @bookmarkliterary #russcox
On behalf of doxies everywhere, Mishu would like to wish @joystewy Joy Steuerwald the happiest book birthday ever! We could not be more excited about #thepeculiarpig #joysteuerwald #doxies #doxiesofinstagram #picturebook #kidlitart #kidlit
For our friends in the San Francisco area, please check out this wonderful workshop with Diana Toledano @dianatoledano & Victoria Rock from Chronicle Books 📚❤️❤️ ・・・ Diana writes: I wrote a blog post about the benefits of illustrating chapter books. You’ll find it on my website. Have a look! • Also, join me and @chroniclebooks editor Victoria Rock this Saturday June 15 at @bookpassage... Come to the CREATING CHAPTER BOOKS WORKSHOP! • Image from the POLLY DIAMOND book series. ••• #chapterbooks #dianatoledano #teaching #childrensbooks #kilit #womenillustrators #childrensbookauthor #illustrationtips #chroniclebooks #kidlitart #illustration
Meet the Artist with Diana Toledano. Follow Diana at @dianatoledano . ❤️ Diana likes: Listening to YA audiobooks while she works. Eating delicious food. Dancing first, thinking later. Capturing great moments with her Polaroid camera. Smelling jasmine. Remembering all the delicious food she ate and wondering when she'll eat it again. Drawing anywhere she goes. Cuddling with her cats. Spending time at museums. #inspiration #dianatoledano #mtabookmarkliterary #mta #meettheartist #womenillustrators #kidlit #kidlitart

Contact info:

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

bookmarkliterary@gmail.com

 

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