• Fred Koehler is an artist and writer whose real-life misadventures include sunken boats, shark encounters, and getting caught in a hurricane. Whether freediving in the Gulf of Mexico or backpacking across Africa, Fred’s sense of adventure and awe of nature overflow into his characters’ stories. He won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for his illustrations for One Day, The End. Fred is passionate about encouraging young artists, promoting social justice, and conserving our environment. His favorite words are “wayfarer” and “passersby.” 

    He lives in Florida with his wife, kids, and a rescue dog named Cheerio Mutt-Face McChubbybutt. Visit www.ilikefred.com 


  • As a book illustrator, I allow the text of a manuscript to inform the illustration style I choose. Textures, color palettes, and media can all shift based on the mood of the book. These decisions are often made in collaboration with AMAZING art and creative directors. That said, my line quality tends to stay similar across projects. A little messy, a little wild, full of heart and humor. Kinda like me.  

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