Jannie Ho

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December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Signed Print with a Recipe Card (hopefully not for chicken soup 🙂
Dimensions: 8.25 x 11 inches

Signed hardcover copy of Bear and Chicken

Illustrator’s Biography

My name is Jannie Ho (pronounced Jane-nee) and I am a professional illustrator and writer for children’s books. I’m also a cartoonist for Chickengirl comics, in which I draw myself as a neurotic hen observing the details of everyday life.

I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Philadelphia at the age of 9. I’ve always loved drawing but didn’t know much about careers in art, other than fashion design. So I moved to New York to study at Parsons School of Design in hopes of being a fashion designer. But during my freshman year, I saw the senior illustration thesis show. I knew that I had found my tribe and I was meant to be an illustrator.

Before becoming an illustrator full time, I worked as a designer and art director at fun places such as Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and TIME magazine for kids. It was from working at Scholastic Book Clubs that fueled my love for children’s books, and hoped that someday my books would end up in a flyer (it has!)

Now I illustrate books, magazines, games, stationery- mostly for kids! I also write my own stories. BEAR AND CHICKEN (Running Press Kids/Hachette) is a picture book about a Bear who finds a frozen Chicken in the snow and the misunderstanding that happens between them.

I live with my mathematician husband and daughter (aka Nuggie) near Boston, MA. I grumble every winter about the snow and the cold here, but this is where I call home. 🙂

You can learn more about Jannie on her website.

Jannie Ho has generously donated her work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.


The live auction will be from Wednesday December 1st @ 8pm – Wednesday December 8th @ 8pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay.

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