s a child Ross MacDonald was admonished repeatedly to stop doodling and apply himself, but alas, he continues to ignore the warnings to this very day.

His illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The London Sunday Telegraph, Atlantic Monthly and Harpers. Ross has written and illustrated humor pieces for Newsweek, Time, Mother Jones, The New York Times Op Ed page, and others.

He has also worked as a prop designer and as a consultant on period printing, design, and documents for many movies including Hitchcock, Silver Linings Playbook, Now You See Me, The Book of Eli,  National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, Seabiscuit, The Alamo, and the HBO series In Treatment and Boardwalk Empire. His work can be seen in the upcoming movies John Wick and Draft Day, and in the series The Knick, Crossbones, and Salem

Ross’ work has been honored in many competitions of design and illustration, including American Illustration, Print Regional Design Annual, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, the AIGA, and The Society of Illustrators, and was the subject of a one-man retrospective at the New York Times.

He has written and illustrated four picture books: Another Perfect Day (Roaring Brook), Achoo! Bang! Crash! The Noisy Alphabet (Roaring Brook), Bad Baby (Roaring Brook), and Henry's Hand (Abrams). In addition, he has illustrated Hey Batta Batta Swing! The Wild Old Days of Baseball by Sally Cook and James Charlton (Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon & Schuster), Bye-Bye, Crib by Alison McGhee (Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster), Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler Nobleman (Alfred A Knopf), Grumpy Grandpa by Heather Henson (Atheneum), Hit The Road, Jack by Robert Burleigh (Abrams), and How to Speak Baseball (Chronicle, Spring 2014).

His illustrations for his adult humor book In and Out with Dick and Jane (Abrams), written with James Victore were awarded a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators, and in December, Ross's latest pop-culture endeavor, What Would Jesus Craft? was sold at auction to Flat Iron Books. It's a crafting book unlike any other...

Ross is currently working on a couple of kids' books, a graphic novel, and the fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in Connecticut with his wife, two children, two dogs, four cats, and a large collection of 19th century type and printing equipment.

Ross MacDonald is represented by Holly McGhee.
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