The illustrator of 26 children’s books, Jon Buller has become a renowned figure in the industry. His first passion was comics, fueled by an early drawing lesson from his Uncle Joe. As an eight-year-old, Jon and his friends enjoyed penning their own comic strips on sketchpads. After graduating from college with a degree in English, Jon held a series of office jobs that proved unfulfilling.
Jon returned to the comic arena in 1974 when he began penning a strip called “Bob Blob” for a local newspaper. One of Jon’s neighbors, a successful children’s illustrator named Lucinda McQueen, encouraged Jon to extend his talents to the publishing field. It took seven years before Jon’s first book was sold. He and his wife at the time, Susan Schade, soon began writing stories together and the couple went on to publish dozens of acclaimed titles.