Jo Rioux - Author/Illustrator

Jo Rioux was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. As a child, she read comics voraciously, first in her native French and later in English. Attending a high school for the arts was an early step in an artistic path, which lead to the illustration program at Sheridan College. After graduation, she was drawn to children's books, and illustrated the graphic novel series Sam: Dog Detective for Kids Can Press. Her love for the comic medium spurred her to author her first graphic novel series, Cat's Cradle. She lives in the lush suburbs of her hometown, where, when not working at her drawing desk, she can be found nestled within a pile of books.

Lake Monster Mix-Up

2010 - Comics for Kids Award, Joe Shuster Awards, Short-listed
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Mummy Mayhem

2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

The Golden Twine

2014 - Rocky Mountain Book Award Gold Medal, Winner
2014 - Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, Texas Library Association, Winner
2013 - Great Graphic Novels for Teens, YALSA, Commended
2013 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2013 - Comics for Kids, Joe Shuster Award, Winner
2013 - Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Short-listed

Witches' Brew

2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Graphic Novel