My own children inspire much of the work I do these days. They are honest editors and designers, and are sweetly deluded into believing that their oft-published dad is world famous.

After two decades illustrating for newspapers, my interest in illustrating books for young readers brought me to my wonderful agent, Wendy Mays at Wendy Lynn & Co. ( Through her representation and encouragement I've illustrated a number of children's books dealing mostly in historical fiction, stories about families, or educational curriculum.

Illustration has been my passion from the time I held that first pencil. I earned a degree in illustration from the University of Kansas, a Master's degree in Education from the University at Buffalo, and and a Master of Arts in Teaching.

I'm eager to meet new challenges and bring the energy of my young students into my illustrations.

Lon Eric Craven
Contact Info
5720 Grand Ave, Kansas City
MO, 64113
United States