Austin, Michael

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Austin, Michael

Personal

Married; wife's name Kim. Education: University of Southern Mississippi, graduate (medical technology).

Addresses

Home and office—GA. E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Illustrator and artist. Created retail displays and signage for Tower Records, Blockbuster, and other retail locations; Pritchett & Hull, Georgia, art director, beginning 2002. Exhibitions: Work exhibited at Society of Illustrators' Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY; Billy Shire Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Explorium, Lexington, KY; and Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA.

Illustrator

Kevin Shortsleeve, 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided, Peachtree (Atlanta, GA), 1998.

Jackie Hopkins, The Horned Toad Prince, Peachtree (Atlanta, GA), 2000.

Amy Levin, Bats, Bats, Bats!, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2000.

Mike Reiss, Late for School, Peachtree (Atlanta, GA), 2003.

Tony Crunk, Railroad John and the Red Rock Run, Peachtree (Atlanta, GA), 2006.

Julie Cummins, Sam Patch, Jumping Legend, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2007.

John Grandits, Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus, Clarion (New York, NY), 2007.

Contributor of illustrations to periodicals, including Cricket, Highlights for Children, Flicker, and Spider.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, May 15, 2000, review of The Horned Toad Prince, p. 1756; April 1, 2006, Todd Morning, review of Railroad John and the Red Rock Run, p. 48.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, July, 2000, review of The Horned Toad Prince, p. 405.

Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2003, review of Late for School, p. 1022; February 15, 2006, review of Railroad John and the Red Rock Run, p. 181.

Library Media Connection, October, 2006, Kathleen Harrity, review of Railroad John and the Red Rock Run, p. 80.

Publishers Weekly, August 24, 1998, review of 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided, p. 56; March 6, 2000, review of The Horned Toad Prince, p. 110; November 10, 2003, review of Late for School, p. 61; February 20, 2006, review of Railroad John and the Red Rock Run, p. 156.

School Library Journal, February, 1999, Martha Topol, review of 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided, p. 89; April, 2000, Maryann H. Owen, review of The Horned Toad Prince, p. 106; September, 2003, Eve Ortega, review of Late for School, p. 189; May, 2006, Grace Oliff, review of Railroad John and the Red Rock Run, p. 86.

ONLINE

Michael Austin Home Page,http://www.austinillustration.com (March 24, 2007).

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