About Me

I’ve spent my whole career telling stories. As a founding member of FableVision Studios in Boston, I’ve spent twenty-three years helping create award-winning animation and educational media for children of all ages. Along the way I’ve also written and illustrated four picture books, made animated films, and created my own webcomic. I have also built and performed puppet shows, designed scenery for theater, experimented with various mediums like cut paper and crankies, and created a blog about art and nature.

Most of my stories involve nature, both wild nature and human nature. I write about frogs, ants, dragonflies, beetles, even sticks and stones. I write about creatures that have no voice, and in telling their stories, I also explore the human story of how we all navigate this big amazing world we live in.

I am currently working on several new book projects which I’m shopping around. I’m also available for school and library visits (you can read more about my school visits here.)

Here are some interviews and guest blog posts I’ve done:

My interview at Wendy Martin Illustration

My interview with Roxie Hanna about my work

Creating a World in a Picture Book (Guest Post)

Tips On Writing & Drawing Comics for Kids (Guest Post)

School Visit by John Lechner John Lechner

If you have any questions about me or my work, feel free to contact me at john (at) fablevision.com.

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