Russ Cox-Smiling Otis Studio | Pittsfield, Maine |207.951.5009 | russ@smilingotis.com |© 2008-2019 Russ Cox. Do not use images without written permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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April 25, 2018

Well, another New England SCBWI conference has come and gone. I am still trying to recover from the whirlwind of a weekend. There was so much going on, that it was hard to keep track of, and remember, things t...

January 3, 2018

Goodbye 2017 and good riddance! What a year to forget! Anyone else thought it was just a crappy year? Not just with the political climate, that seems to infect every waking moment, but just the overall heavine...

November 27, 2017

Now through December 18th, I am having a 10% off holiday sale on all store items. Use the discount code "Holiday Sale" (case sensitive) at check out. I need to make room for new items that will be added after...

October 3, 2017

I've added some custom made, one-of-a-kind bookmarks to my store. They were created with pencil on Bristol board or watercolor paper, as a morning warmup exercise. More will be added but Inktober is upon us, s...

September 1, 2017

After many weeks of plotting, designing, and cursing, my new website is finally up and running. This was quite an adventure, moving from my old host to Wix. I asked fellow illustrators what they used, it came...

August 23, 2017

Today I began working on a new website. This has been long overdue. I will be moving over to Wix as my host and back engine for the site. For many years, I created my websites from scratch using Photoshop, Dre...

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