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I am the creator of picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, comics, and other fun stuff.

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My drawing demos and tutorials are now posted on YouTube. Check them out here!

I've added a Comics/Graphic Novels section to my website.

I am creating an early reader graphic novel at the moment. More to come!

I am now represented by Jennie Kendrick at Red Fox Literary! Her info is on my Contact page.

The Boy Whose Face Froze Like That (Running Press Kids) written by Lynn Plourde on bookshelves NOW!

Illustrator Coordinator (North) for NESCBWI.

author, illustrator, children's books, Russ Cox, Smiling Otis Studio

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Russ Cox-Smiling Otis Studio | Pittsfield, Maine |207.951.5009 | |© 2008-2020 Russ Cox. Do not use images without written permission from the artist. All rights reserved.