Coming September 2016: Burt’s Way Home

April 14, 2016

My next book is called Burt’s Way Home and comes out in September, 2016 from Koyama Press.

“This is a book of the sweetest optimism. ‘You’ll understand when you’re older’ is a familiar refrain to anyone who remembers their childhood, but Burt understands plenty, in his own way. He would be baffling if not for the patience and love of someone who cares for him, trying to see what he sees.” — Kate Beaton, author of Hark! A Vagrant

2015 Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence

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.

Eisner nomination

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.

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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.

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

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.”

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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.

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