Drew Shannon - Illustrator

Drew Shannon was born in London, Ontario, and has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. After graduating high school, Drew went to the Bealart immersive art education program at H. B. Beal Secondary School. From there, he attended the illustration program at Sheridan College and earned a bachelor of arts degree. He immediately moved to Toronto and set up shop as a freelance illustrator and got his first regular job, with The Globe and Mail. Since then, he's had the pleasure of working with companies including the CBC, Vice Media, UNICEF, The Washington Post, NPR, and more. He co-created a young adult comic book with his friend and writing partner, Nathan Page, called The Montague Twins, which is set to be published by Knopf Books for Young Readers in 2019. Drew is a film lover and a cat daddy to a tabby named Ripley.
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Out of the Ice

2020 - Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice Awards, Short-listed
2019 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Short-listed
2019 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2018 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner