Noah Z. Jones is an author/illustrator/animator who draws all sorts of wacky oddities out of his home in Camden, Maine. After taking part in a monster-drawing contest in the fifth grade (placing fourth out of five), he realized that he wanted to create art for a living.
As a kid, Noah Z. Jones’s love for drawing was fueled by dinosaurs, monster movies, and the Wacky Packages line of trading cards. He would spend hours poring over books by Maurice Sendak, Richard Scarry, and Mercer Mayer.
His unique art and designs have added to numerous award-winning projects from clients such as Nickelodeon, PBS, and Disney. His crazy web-developed characters have attracted worldwide recognition and can often be spotted popping up on T-shirts around the globe.
Noah Z. Jones’s ability to change styles both digitally and with traditional pencil drawings demonstrates an unusual stylistic versatility. His books with Candlewick Press, Not Norman, The Monster in the Backpack, Those Shoes, and the Bed and Biscuit series— each with a different author — show his ability to approach every story with a fresh eye.
In addition to his work on children’s books, Noah Z. Jones divides his time between creative collaborations with commercial clients and developing his own odd collection of characters, ideas, and all-around lunacy.