Roxanna Bikadoroff

Roxanna Bikadoroff was born in Montreal in 1964 and began drawing before she could walk. As a child, her favorite author/illustrators were Maurice Sendak, Doctor Seuss, Richard Scarry, and the Grahame-Johnston sisters. She also adored the creepy, Victorian Strewwelpeter and the illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley. These, plus nature, myths, and the many other artists whose work she admires, have long been her inspiration. 

She attended the Ontario College of Art for a few years in the early 80s, with dreams of doing kids' books, animation, or photography. Instead, she was mentored in editorial illustration by some of the most highly regarded people in the field.  During her almost thirty year career, she has created many works for magazines, newspapers, and book covers, but is only now getting to do what she had originally set out to do: illustrating books for both children and adults.  

She loves working from home, keeping her own hours, with the birds and squirrels dropping by for snacks and photo sessions. She believes that communicating well with other species we share the planet with is very important, especially in childhood.  

Annick Press books
illustrated by Roxanna Bikadoroff