Vladimir Vasilʹevich Vagin (born 30 March 1937) is a Russian illustrator of books. With the writer Frank Asch he created Here Comes the Cat! (Si︠u︡da idet kot!), a 32-page children's picture book published by Scholastic Books in 1989. It was awarded the Russian National Book Award and was considered the first Russian-American collaboration on a children's book. 25th Anniversary Edition[clarification needed] of Here Comes the Cat! was reissued in July 2011 by McSweeney's McMullens (bilingual text) OCLC741310104.[clarification needed] Vagin moved to the United States in 1990 and currently lives in Vermont.[when?] He and Asch won the Picture Books Golden Duck Award in 1996 for their collaboration Insects from Outer Space (Scholastic, 1995).