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Scot Ritchie
Author/Illustrator
Scot Ritchie
Scot Ritchie is an illustrator and writer who lives in Vancouver. He has been illustrating and making art for many years. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and was able to take his final year of schooling in Athens, Greece. Here he could study sculpture and artifacts first hand, and of course hang out in tavernas and go to the beach a lot.
After returning to Canada he moved to Toronto and started doing small shows in small art galleries. It only took a few years of starving this way to realize it made more sense to get his work printed. That way he could draw something one time but sell it many times. This led to being co-owner of (what came to be at the time) the largest all-Canadian Greeting card company. Some of his cards were quite well known, getting him interviews on television and radio. More recently his work has included advertising, magazine work, posters and of course the favorite part of his career, children’s books.
Inspiration mostly comes from the writer. Sometimes the writing is so good the images are already there just waiting to be drawn on the page. But inspiration comes from other places as well. One of the most fun places is found in something we all do, watching people. There are few things more fascinating than sitting in a cafe watching people interact and go about their lives. But Scot has found it’s a good idea to bring along a book or sketchpad as a cover because people don’t usually like you staring at them.
Scot works by drawing on paper then scanning that into his laptop where the coloring is done. He then e-mails the work to his client. This has allowed him to travel many places — and travel is one of his favorite hobbies. He has been lucky enough to create books while living in Chania (Greece), Berlin, London and Hawaii.
Scot is fortunate enough to be working as a full-time illustrator.

Picture Books
  • Eenie Meenie Manitoba, 1996
    Illustrator
  • See Saw Saskatchewan, 2003
    Illustrator

Non-Fiction
  • Follow That Map!, 2009
    Author/Illustrator
  • Look at That Building!, 2011
    Author/Illustrator
  • My Class and Me, 2003
    Illustrator
  • My Grandmother and Me, 1999
    Illustrator


Follow That Map!
2010Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS-CBC Winner
My Baby Brother and Me
2000Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award Winner
My Baby Sister and Me
2000Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award Winner
Scot Ritchie
Author/Illustrator
Scot Ritchie
Scot Ritchie is an illustrator and writer who lives in Vancouver. He has been illustrating and making art for many years. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and was able to take his final year of schooling in Athens, Greece. Here he could study sculpture and artifacts first hand, and of course hang out in tavernas and go to the beach a lot.
After returning to Canada he moved to Toronto and started doing small shows in small art galleries. It only took a few years of starving this way to realize it made more sense to get his work printed. That way he could draw something one time but sell it many times. This led to being co-owner of (what came to be at the time) the largest all-Canadian Greeting card company. Some of his cards were quite well known, getting him interviews on television and radio. More recently his work has included advertising, magazine work, posters and of course the favorite part of his career, children’s books.
Inspiration mostly comes from the writer. Sometimes the writing is so good the images are already there just waiting to be drawn on the page. But inspiration comes from other places as well. One of the most fun places is found in something we all do, watching people. There are few things more fascinating than sitting in a cafe watching people interact and go about their lives. But Scot has found it’s a good idea to bring along a book or sketchpad as a cover because people don’t usually like you staring at them.
Scot works by drawing on paper then scanning that into his laptop where the coloring is done. He then e-mails the work to his client. This has allowed him to travel many places — and travel is one of his favorite hobbies. He has been lucky enough to create books while living in Chania (Greece), Berlin, London and Hawaii.
Scot is fortunate enough to be working as a full-time illustrator.

Picture Books
  • Eenie Meenie Manitoba, 1996
    Illustrator
  • See Saw Saskatchewan, 2003
    Illustrator

Non-Fiction
  • Follow That Map!, 2009
    Author/Illustrator
  • Look at That Building!, 2011
    Author/Illustrator
  • My Class and Me, 2003
    Illustrator
  • My Grandmother and Me, 1999
    Illustrator


Follow That Map!
2010Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS-CBC Winner
My Baby Brother and Me
2000Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award Winner
My Baby Sister and Me
2000Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award Winner
Scot Ritchie
Author/Illustrator
Scot Ritchie
Scot Ritchie is an illustrator and writer who lives in Vancouver. He has been illustrating and making art for many years. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and was able to take his final year of schooling in Athens, Greece. Here he could study sculpture and artifacts first hand, and of course hang out in tavernas and go to the beach a lot.
After returning to Canada he moved to Toronto and started doing small shows in small art galleries. It only took a few years of starving this way to realize it made more sense to get his work printed. That way he could draw something one time but sell it many times. This led to being co-owner of (what came to be at the time) the largest all-Canadian Greeting card company. Some of his cards were quite well known, getting him interviews on television and radio. More recently his work has included advertising, magazine work, posters and of course the favorite part of his career, children’s books.
Inspiration mostly comes from the writer. Sometimes the writing is so good the images are already there just waiting to be drawn on the page. But inspiration comes from other places as well. One of the most fun places is found in something we all do, watching people. There are few things more fascinating than sitting in a cafe watching people interact and go about their lives. But Scot has found it’s a good idea to bring along a book or sketchpad as a cover because people don’t usually like you staring at them.
Scot works by drawing on paper then scanning that into his laptop where the coloring is done. He then e-mails the work to his client. This has allowed him to travel many places — and travel is one of his favorite hobbies. He has been lucky enough to create books while living in Chania (Greece), Berlin, London and Hawaii.
Scot is fortunate enough to be working as a full-time illustrator.

Picture Books
  • Eenie Meenie Manitoba, 1996
    Illustrator
  • See Saw Saskatchewan, 2003
    Illustrator

Non-Fiction
  • Follow That Map!, 2009
    Author/Illustrator
  • Look at That Building!, 2011
    Author/Illustrator
  • My Class and Me, 2003
    Illustrator
  • My Grandmother and Me, 1999
    Illustrator


Follow That Map!
2010Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS-CBC Winner
My Baby Brother and Me
2000Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award Winner
My Baby Sister and Me
2000Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award Winner
 
Books by Scot Ritchie have been the recipients of the following awards: