Michael Martchenko

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Michael Martchenko
Born (1942-08-01) August 1, 1942 (age 74)
Carcassonne, France

Michael Martchenko (born August 1, 1942) is a Canadian illustrator best known for illustrating many of the stories of Robert Munsch.


Born in Carcassonne, France, Michael moved to Canada when he was seven, where he graduated from the Ontario College of Art. His early interest in drawing became apparent when he began creating his own depictions of his favourite comic books.[1]

He and his wife Patricia live in Toronto, Ontario.


Though he began his career as a commercial artist, he was later approached by Robert Munsch and Annick Press representatives to consider a career in children’s book illustrating after they saw his work at a graphic arts exhibition.[2] He is now the go-to illustrator for Munsch books.

In 1984, Michael began his artistic partnership with Allen Morgan, author of the “Matthew’s Midnight Adventure” series. It was not until 1990 that Martchenko first authored and illustrated his own book, Birdfeeder Banquet. His second self-authored and illustrated book, Ma, I’m a Farmer, was published in 2003.

Aside from his passion for illustrating children’s books, Michael also has an interest in aviation and military art and history.[3]

Books Illustrated by Michael Martchenko[edit]

Birdfeeder Banquet
Ma, I’m a Farmer
50 Below Zero
Agú, Agú, Agú
Algo Bueno
Angela's Airplane
Angela's Airplane: Annikin Edition
avión de angela, El
Birdfeeder Banquet
Bola de mugre
Boy in the Drawer, The
Boy in the Drawer: Annikin Edition
cochinos, Los
cola de caballo de Estefanía, La
cumpleanos de Moira, El
Dark, The
Dark: Annikin Edition
David's Father
David's Father: Annikin Edition
Donde hay humo
Espery y veras
estación de los bomberos, La
Fire Station, The
Fire Station: Annikin Edition
From Far Away
I Did It Because ...
I Have to Go!
I Have to Go!: Annikin Edition
Jonathan Cleaned Up—Then He Heard a Sound
Jonathan Cleaned Up—Then He Heard a Sound: Annikin Edition
Kiss Me, I'm Perfect
Ma, I’m a Farmer
Mateo y la grua de medianoche
Mateo y los pavos de medianoche
Matthew & the Midnight Money van
Matthew & the Midnight Money Van: Annikin Edition
Matthew & the Midnight Tow Truck
Matthew & the Midnight Tow Truck: Annikin Edition
Matthew & the Midnight Turkeys
Matthew & the Midnight Turkeys: Annikin Edition
Matthew's Midnight Adventures
Moira's Birthday
Moira's Birthday: Annikin Edition
Mortimer: Annikin Edition
Muchacho en la gaveta, El
Munschworks 2
Munschworks 3
Munschworks 4
Munschworks Grand Treasury, The
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel: Annikin Edition
Paper Bag Princess, 25th Anniversary Edition,The
Paper Bag Princess, The
Paper Bag Princess: Annikin Edition
Pigs: Annikin Edition
Playhouse princesa vestida con una bolsa de papel, La
princesse dans un sac: Annikin Edition
Show and Tell
Something Good
Something Good: Annikin Edition
Stephanie's Ponytail
Tengo Que Ir!
Thomas' Snowsuit
Traje de nieve de Tomás
Wait and See
Smelly Socks


  1. ^ "Michael Martchenko". Guelph Public Library. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Michael Martchenko". Annick Press. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Jenkinson, Dave. "Linda Granfield". CM Magazine. The Manitoba Library Association. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

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