Hen&ink Coop: David A. Johnson

About David A. Johnson

Award-winning illustrator and author David Johnson has illustrated twelve picture books for children, five of which he’s also written.  His books have BEEN AWARDED a Golden Kite Honor award, a Connecticut State Book award, and have garnered starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist.

David penned over 250 drawings for each of the three RABBIT EARS VIDEO PRODUCTIONS children’s videos HE WORKED ON and has had an extensive career in editorial and advertising illustration, creating artwork for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Rolling Stone, Slate, The Baffler, and many other publications. Winner of the gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, and awarded the New York Designers Guild Award, David is known for his incisive portraits, which regularly graced the cover of the New York Times Book Review for over two decades.

David lives in Connecticut with the illustrator/author Barbara McClintock, and their two cats.

David loves drawing babies and is proud to have once been a baby himself.

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