Many of the authors and illustrators of popular picture books come from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Here is a list of some of the faculty and alumni who have created great books for children.
Vivienne Changa senior at Olin Business School, and Eugenia YohBFA communication design ’22, released their first children’s book, “This is Not My Home,” in January 2023. The two friends met at a Taiwanese Students Organization hotpot party and decided of making a book that shows Taiwan while exploring the universal experience. getting used to the new home.
John Hendrixchair of the Master of Fine Arts in Illustration & Visual Culture program, is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen children’s books including “Shooting Stars,” “John Brown: His Fight for Freedom” and “Go and Do It.” About his 2016 book “Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus,” the New York Times said, … Hendrix’s work has also appeared in many publications, such as Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times, Time and National Geographic.
Julia Kuo, BFA Illustration ’07, wrote and illustrated two children’s books in 2022 — “Glowing Things: Living Things That Light Up the Night” and “Let’s Do Another Thing.” He is also the director of “I’m an American: The Story of Wong Kim Ark,” “I Dream of Creation” and “The Sound of Silence.” He has also done editorial illustrations for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Vox Media.
Adam RubinBFA Communication Design ’05, is the author of “Those Darn Squirrels” and “Dragons Love Tacos” series, as well as “Ice Cream Machine,” “High Five” and “El Chupacabras,” told in English and Spanish and received the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Rubin’s stories have been translated into more than a dozen different languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Dan Zettwoch, BFA ‘9X photographer and lecturer at the Sam Fox School, is an author and illustrator of “Science Comics: Cars” and “Science Comics: The Bridge.” His illustrations and jam-packed paintings have also appeared in the Missouri History Museum, the State Capitol Museum and numerous exhibitions.