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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 happy mail delivery this week! New books by Diana Toledano @dianatoledano and Joyce Wan @joycewanbooks #pollydiamond #dreambig #joycewan #dianatoledano #yellow #womenillustrators #kidlitart #alicekuipers #boardbooks #illustration ❤️❤️❤️
Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms, daughters, aunts, godmothers & sisters out there! Art by Brooke Smart @brookesmartillustration ・・・ Brooke writes— Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful moms out there! Mine has been such a good one. My girl brought me breakfast in bed: a peanut butter and honey sandwich, some mint chocolate chip smashmallows, and water - all at 6:00 am! Ha, the best! So grateful to be her mama! And I’m excited for what’s coming next for our little family. Illustration for some lovely Dutch books that I will share this week. 👩‍👧❤️😍
Art by Benson Shum. Follow Benson at @bshum79 ・・・ Benson writes: Happy Friday everyone! Hope we can find sometime to read and relax! #kidlitart #illustration . . . . . #characterdesign #childrenillustration #watercolor #illustration_best #painting #best_of_illustrations #illo #traditionalpainting #childrenswritersguild #drawing #illustration_daily #ink #illustrator #reading #cat #catsofinstagram #kitten #harrypotter #library #librarian #bensonshum #cutecat #kidsbooks #jkrowling #childrensbookart
Happy book birthday to POLLY DIAMOND illustrated by Diana Toledano. This book is magical in so many ways! 😘 Follow Diana @dianatoledano #Repost @dianatoledano ・・・ Diana writes: Happy book-birthday! The second book on the Polly Diamond series is out today! Yay! ••• #childrensbookillustration #kidlitart #ilustracion #dianatoledano #illustrationartists #womenwhodraw #pollydiamond #ilustracioninfantil #childrensbook #bookbirthday #raisingreaders #chapterbooks
A huge congrats to author-illustrator Kari Percival for winning 2019 R. Michelson Emerging Artist Award AND the NESCBWI Peter Davis Emerging Illustrator Scholarship at #nescbwi!!! Follow Kari at @karipercival . Kari writes: ・・・ "'Thank you very much,' said the Scarecrow, when he had been set down on the ground. 'I feel like a new man.' " - L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, 1900. I am so humbled to discover I've won the 2019 R. Michelson Emerging Artist Award at this year's NESCBWI conference in Springfield, MA! Thank you, R. Michelson Gallery, NESCBW, Friends with Words and Crash Test Picture Book DummiesI! I am so grateful for the opportunity and recognition. #nescbwi #kidlitart #wizardofoz #childrensbookillustration #nescbwi19 #scbwi #scbwiillustrators #oz #yellowbrickroad #karipercival #childrensillustration #kidlit #kidlitillustration #friendswithwords #womenillustrators
Meet the artist with Annie Bach. Follow Annie at @see_annie_bee #anniebach #mtabookmarkliterary #pugs #womenillustrators #kidlit #kidlitart #kidlitartists #picturebook #nightnightforestfriends

Contact info:

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

bookmarkliterary@gmail.com

 

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