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Jon Agee

Author & Illustrator

Jon Agee is the author/illustrator of many picture books for children, including It’s Only Stanley, Life on Mars, Lion Lessons, Milo's Hat Trick, and Little Santa. He is also the author/illustrator of popular wordplay books, among them, Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog! and Orangutan Tons: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue. His newest book, due out in October, is The Wall in the Middle of the Book.

Jon grew up along the Hudson River in Nyack, New York and went to college at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, where he studied painting and filmmaking.
Agee lives with his wife, Audrey, in San Francisco.

Jon Agee is the artist for the 2018 Sheboygan Children & Teens’ Book Festival poster, featuring art he created especially for the SCTBF! Festival organizers believe Jon Agee has perfectly captured the essence of the 2018 Festival theme - Here’s An Idea! - with his whimsical poster illustration of the Kangaroo family reading books.

Learn more about Jon Agee on his website.



the wall in the middle of the book
life on mars
it's only stanley
little santa
lion lessons
mr putney
my rhinoceros
milo's hat trick

Festival Testimonials

Loved the experiences in the ARTery, loved the presentations about the craft of writing and publishing. Gorgeous venues and well-done festival. Well-staffed, very nice venues. Will come again next year from Minnesota – well worth it.
My favorite part was the enthusiasm instilled in my son for books and art! Awesome Day!
Great energy, presented with children in mind!