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Bob Shea

Author & Illustrator
Photograph of Bob Shea, MFAVN mentor

Bob Shea is an award-winning author and illustrator of your favorite children’s books. His titles include the popular Ballet Cat series, The Dinosaur VS. … series and runaway smash hit, Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great. The rest escape me at the moment. Oh, he wrote Who Wet My Pants illustrated by his friend Zach Ohora.

Bob has worked with Comedy Central, was the designer of the PBS Kids logo, developed an on-air character for Playhouse Disney, worked with Nick Jr., has appeared on Noggin and The Sunny Side Up Show and has also worked on a super-secret project with some really smart people at Google. Bob Shea is largely, if not entirely, responsible for the success of all the organizations mentioned.

Bob and his wife live in a yellow house. His son is at college studying to be a famous musician. Bob wants a dog real bad but is allergic. Isn’t that the saddest thing you’ve ever heard? Mostly he just points out then asks to pet other people’s dogs. It’s not the same. Oh, a beaver lives in their backyard! Like, a for-real beaver. It dammed up the stream and now it’s a little eco-system with all kinds of frogs, ducks and snakes. Bob has a pen pal named Edward that he met in Chicago.

Bob is a 2020 Eisner Award Nominee and enjoys speaking in the third person.

Bob is mentoring Erin McNichol (’23).

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