issue 70: jonathan fenske


jonathan fenske
artist and author

Jonathan Fenske is a children’s book author/illustrator and artist who lives in the northern suburbs of Denver, CO. He is the author/illustrator of Woodward and McTweeLove Is in the AirGuppy Up!, and A Pig, A Fox, and A Box [2015], all published by Penguin USA. Along with his wife, Jennifer, Jonathan also has created a line of modern art prints on canvas for children at Jonathan is also a painter, and his work has appeared in New American Paintings, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on and in private and public collections across the country.






on the nightstand:

  • The New Yorker
  • Mental Floss
  • Smithsonian
  • This is Not My Hat by John Klassen
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders

am loving:


what’s one item in your summer wardrobe you can’t go without?

This summer I seem to wear a Goofy vintage-style tee shirt quite a bit. It’s from a family trip to Disney World earlier in the year.


what is your summer theme song this year? “Summer Guest” by Asgeir


what are three constants in your day?

  • Early mornings
  • Child chaos (I have three young daughters)
  • Coffee

tell us about the inspiration behind this work.

Stuff is a picture book that explores a little boy’s fleeting fascination with the latest consumer staple. I was inspired to write and illustrate Stuff by watching our three girls and their remarkably short attention span with their new toys.


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  1. Pingback: this joy + ride: issue 70 | I Love Your Work, Jonathan Fenske

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