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.