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5720 Grand Ave, Kansas City
MO, 64113
United States
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