Friday Favorites #7 Illustrator Spotlight on Jon Klassen


Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
hosts this meme, Friday Favorites.  I use this opportunity to highlight and feature some of my favorite illustrators.

Today I am spotlighting the one and only magnificent Jon Klassen.  I love this man’s artwork and his books like I love my Canadian chocolate (I just learned that he is also Canadian!).

I’ve heard some people say that his artwork is old fashioned, but I think it’s gorgeous.  It’s so unique and different.  I love the subdued colors and big simple shapes.  He has won several awards for both his art and his books, so I know I’m not alone in my admiration of his work.

About Jon Klassen:

Jon Klassen received the 2010 Canadian Governor General s Award for his
illustrations in Caroline Stutson s CAT’S NIGHT OUT. He also created
illustrations for the popular series THE INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON
PLACE and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film
Coraline. I WANT MY HAT BACK is the first book he has both written and
illustrated. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los


Books by or with Art by Jon Klassen:


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    Tressa S
    July 26, 2013 at 5:37 am

    That first picture is my favorite. I love the almost vintage look. Great pick. 🙂

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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