Featured Artist - Jon Davis Jul 17 2020

Meet the artists

Jon Davis; an award winning, book publishing, illustrator extraordinaire has been part of the Advocate family for the past 12 Years. He studied illustration at Glyndwr University and after a few years working with 3D Animation found a love for illustration. To date he’s racked up an astonashing 90 titles to his name and has worked with clients from OUP to Scholastic!

Working in Photoshop with his favourite digital brushes Jon enjoys recreating the look and feel of more traditional techniques. He states:

“I can do Pirates, Old Elephants, Witches in Bloomers, Bear's on Bikes, Ugly Cats, Sweet Kids, whatever you want…”

An artist of reach and longevity Jon’s worked on projects such as Terrific Toddlers’ (currently on it’s second of three series for Magination Press), ’Ginger Green, Playdate Queen’ (published by Hardie Grant in 3 countries) and most recently a series on Healthy Living (now published in 6 counties).

He’s also self penned his own picture book, 'Small Blue And The Deep Dark Night', published by Harcourt in the US. It was picked up by the New York Times and has received glowing reviews from the public ever since - ‘An Absolutely Delightful Book’. Christen, GoodReads

Let’s not forget the his Award winning title! In 2018 his book ‘The Knish War on Rivington Street’ was crowned winner of GANYC Apple Award and described by The Association of Jewish Libraries: "The comic pen and ink illustrations perfectly complement the rollicking text that serves as a great read-aloud."

GANYC Apple Award - “The Knish War on Rivington Street” - 2018
Sydney Taylor Notable Book - “The Knish War on Rivington Street” - 2018
Tablet Magazine Best Jewish Children's Books of 2017  - “The Knish War on Rivington Street” - 2017
Smarties Prize - Nominated

Check out Jon’s work: HERE
To get creative with Jon say hi: HERE