| Michael Martchenko|| OCAD University|
| August 1, 1942 (age 73) (1942-08-01) Carcassonne, France|
Birdfeeder Banquet, Gage Cornerstones. Anthology, 2a, Portus Potter Was Loose, Robert Munsch Board Book Collection
Michael Martchenko Wikipedia
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.
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. 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 authorBirdfeeder Banquet (1990)
Ma, I’m a Farmer (2003)
With Robert Munsch50 Below Zero
The Boy in the Drawer
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
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel
The Paper Bag Princess: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Paper Bag Princess
Show and Tell
Wait and See
With Allen MorganMatthew & 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