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Name  Michael Martchenko

Education  OCAD University
Michael Martchenko ARCHIVED Read Up On It 1999

Born  August 1, 1942 (age 73) (1942-08-01) Carcassonne, France
Books  Birdfeeder Banquet, Gage Cornerstones. Anthology, 2a, Portus Potter Was Loose, Robert Munsch Board Book Collection

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


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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.

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He and his wife Patricia live in Toronto, Ontario.


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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. 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.

As author

  • Birdfeeder Banquet (1990)
  • Ma, I’m a Farmer (2003)
  • As illustrator only

    With Robert Munsch

  • 50 Below Zero
  • Angela's Airplane
  • The Boy in the Drawer
  • The Dark
  • David's Father
  • The Fire Station
  • From Far Away
  • I Did It Because...
  • I Have to Go!
  • Jonathan Cleaned Up—Then He Heard a Sound
  • Kiss Me, I'm Perfect
  • Moira's Birthday
  • Mortimer
  • Murmel, Murmel, Murmel
  • The Paper Bag Princess: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • The Paper Bag Princess
  • Pigs
  • Playhouse
  • Show and Tell
  • Something Good
  • Stephanie's Ponytail
  • Thomas' Snowsuit
  • Wait and See
  • Smelly Socks
  • With Allen Morgan

  • Matthew & the Midnight Tow Truck
  • Matthew & the Midnight Turkeys
  • Matthew & the Midnight Money Van
  • Matthew & the Midnight Hospital
  • Matthew & the Midnight Firefighter
  • Matthew & the Midnight Wrecker
  • Matthew & the Midnight Movie
  • Matthew & the Midnight Flood
  • References

    Michael Martchenko Wikipedia

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