June 17, 2015
I’m excited to announce that I’ve been chosen as the 2015 Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence at the Toronto Public Library. Throughout October I’ll be running art classes with kids, giving illustration workshops to adults and teens, and doing portfolio reviews. Stay tuned for details if you’re in Toronto and would like to take part.
April 29, 2015
A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories has been nominated for a 2015 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers!
Voting is now open for eligible comics professionals.
Big thanks, as always to my publisher and personal superhero, Annie Koyama.
October 14, 2014
A new edition of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams uses the whale I drew for my HHGTG illustrations for Picture Book Report.
August 20, 2014
A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories is in stores now!
An early review from Kirkus says: “Visual learners and younger children alike will pore delightedly over these nearly wordless sequences.”
June 04, 2014
I am thrilled to be 2014’s TD Summer Reading Club Artist.
John Martz is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist in Toronto, Canada. My most recent book is A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories from Koyama Press.
October 27, 2015
2015 Governor General Literary Awards
A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories has been shortlisted for the Illustrated Children's Literature award.
September 10, 2015
“This colorful book is destined to be a hit with imaginative little ones.”
Foreword Reviews on A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.
2015 Eisner Award nominations
A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories is nominated for Best Publication for Early Readers.
January 19, 2015
Deconstructing Comics #432
I chat with Tim Young on the Deconstructing Comics podcast.
November 14, 2014
“You’d be hard pressed to find a better example of a superb children’s picture book.”
Zainab Akhtar reviews A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.
November 03, 2014
“…a great way to add some visual sophistication to your kid’s picture book repertoire…”
A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories reviewed by John Seven
September 30, 2014
“…an astonishingly fine-tuned sense of how a drawing can convey humor in as few lines as possible.”
Rob Clough reviews A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.
September 07, 2014
I chat with Robin McConnell on his podcast
August 27, 2014
A look at my bookshelves
"Visual learners and younger children alike will pore delightedly over these nearly wordless sequences."
Kirkus reviews A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.
August 18, 2014
2014 Ignatz Award Nominations
Destination X is nominated for Outstanding Story.
June 19, 2014
Make It Then Tell Everybody
My second appearance on Dan Berry's podcast. I am joined by Dustin Harbin.
April 08, 2014
Descant Issue #164
is devoted to comics, and includes an 8-page Machine Gum strip.
All images copyright © John Martz