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Raise a Toast to Jon J Muth

Post by: Kabita

Celebrated American comic book artist and children’s book illustrator, Jon J Ruth was born on July 28, 1960. His works include Dracula: A Mystery in Moonlight and Nightmares; The Mystery Play (with Grant Morrison); The Mythology of an Abandoned City; The Sandman: The Wake (with Neil Gaiman); The Complete Moonshadow (with J. M. DeMatteis); Swamp Thing; Havok and Wolverine; Global Frequency: Planet Ablaze; New Mutants (with Louise Simonson); and Silver Surfer (with with J. M. DeMatteis). His children’s works include The Three Questions; Stone Soup; Zen Shorts; Zen Ties; and Zen Ghosts. He has also illustrated books, such as Come on, Rain (with Karen Hesse); Putnam and Pennyroyal (Patrick Jennings); Gershon's Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year (with author Eric A. Kimmel); Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time to Read This Book (with Remy Charlip); Our Gracie Aunt (with Jacqueline Woodson); Old Turtle and the Broken Truth (with author Douglas Wood); No Dogs Allowed (Sonia Manzano); A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children (with Caroline Kennedy); I Will Hold You 'till You Sleep (with Linda Zuckerman); Mr. George Baker (with Amy Hest); The Christmas Magic (with Lauren Thompson); and City Dog, Country Frog (with Mo Willems).


Muth won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in 1999. He studied the art of stone sculpture in Japan and painting, printmaking, and drawing in England, Austria and Germany.


BookChums wishes Jon J Muth a very happy birthday.

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