Jon J Muth

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Jon J Muth
Jon J Muth Photo 2015.jpg
Muth in 2015.
Born Jon J Muth
(1960-07-28) July 28, 1960 (age 56)
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Nationality American
Occupation Artist, illustrator
Awards Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, 1999

Jon J Muth (/mjθ/; born July 28, 1960)[1] is an American comic book artist and children's book illustrator, known for his painted artwork.


Muth studied stone sculpture and shodō (書道) (brush calligraphy) in Japan; and studied painting, printmaking, and drawing in England, Austria, and Germany.[2]

His works include J. M. DeMatteis' graphic novel Moonshadow, Grant Morrison's The Mystery Play,[3] Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: The Wake[4][5] with Michael Zulli and Charles Vess, Mike Carey's Lucifer: Nirvana and Swamp Thing: Roots. Muth has had an award-winning career as a children's book writer and illustrator. He explained that "A sense of joy is what moved me from comics to picture books. My work in children's books grew out of a desire to explore what I was feeling as a new father."[6] He received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in 1999 for his illustrations in Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse. Muth created a version of the stone soup fable set in China[7] and illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.


Muth has authored and illustrated a number of books for a variety of publishing houses.

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Children's books authored and illustrated[edit]

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  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ Muth, Jon J (n.d.). "Information". Archived from the original on May 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ Daniels, Les (1995). DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes. New York, New York: Bulfinch Press. p. 208. ISBN 0821220764. Writer Grant Morrison and painter Jon J Muth explored murder and metaphysics in The Mystery Play (1994). 
  4. ^ Bender, Hy (1999). The Sandman Companion. New York, New York: DC Comics. p. 270. ISBN 978-1563894657. 
  5. ^ Burgas, Greg (January 7, 2013). "Comics You Should Own – Sandman". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ Duncan, Andrew (2008). "Jon J Muth Interview". Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hopkinson, Deborah (May 2003). "Something old, something new: Jon J Muth's magical role as storyteller". Archived from the original on September 6, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Jon Jay Muth: Comics". Marvel Comics. 

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