AARON BLECHA is an artist who designs funny characters, animates goofy cartoons, and illustrates humorous books, including the popular George Brown, Class Clown and Shark School series.

In addition to illustrating children’s books (Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster), he works as a character designer in TV development (Disney, Curious Pictures) and a sometime 2D animator (Cartoon Network, Warner Bros). But mostly, he likes to tell people he is an illustrator that specializes in “monsters, burps, farts and zombies”.

Aaron was born and raised (by giant squid) in Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1997. After leaving school and bouncing around to Chicago, then Copenhagen- he landed in California. In San Francisco, Blecha worked as an animator and character designer in the animation and toy industries. He moved to London in 2007 and has been freelancing ever since. Today he lives with his family in Brighton & Hove, on the south coast of England.

Represented in the US by Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, New York
Contact: Faith Hamlin

Represented in the UK by Abner Stein Agency, London
Contact: Arabella Stein


George Brown, Class Clown- Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin (series)
Shark School - Simon & Schuster (series)
Harry Hammer - Templar Publishing, UK (series)
Ten Monsters in a Bed - Templar Publishing, UK
Zombiekins- Razorbill, Penguin 2010
The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless - Harper Collins 2011
S.T.I.N.K.B.O.M.B. - Macmillan UK, 2011
The Tall Tales of Paul Bunyan: The Graphic Novel- Stone Arch Books, 2010
The Ugly Duckling: The Graphic Novel- Stone Arch Books, 2009
The Three Little Pigs: The Graphic Novel- Stone Arch Books, 2009


Interview with Pocket God/Bolt Creative
Illustrationmundo Illustrator Spotlight
HAI Interview
Ape on the Moon Interview
Literary Asylum Interview


Disney TV, Harper Collins, Penguin Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan Publishing, BBC Books, TBWA, Speedo Swimwear, National Geographic Learning, Curious Pictures, eOne Family, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros, London Southbank Centre, EasyJet, Blackberry, Argos, Leapfrog Toys and Empire Magazine




e: blecha (at) monstersquid (dot) com
m: +44 (0) 7725 943 705