Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. She is represented by Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown Ltd.




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Just launched: NAKED!


Out in bookstores now:

I'M BORED. Written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. A New York Times Notable Children's Book and Junior Library Guild selection. Teacher's Guide (K-5) now available.



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On Writers and Elves: A Neil Gaiman Quote

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 This is one of my favourite Neil Gaiman quotes. Thanks to Neil for his permission to illustrate it. :-)

You can hear the original quote in this video in which he offers advice for young writers:

And if you haven't already seen the inspirational commencement speech he gave at the University of the Arts:

For more info about Neil Gaiman and his work, visit

Reader Comments (1)

Cutting up a shirt to make into another quilt, absorbing these words and nodding inside. At the other end of the table, my 8-y-o is noodling around on my laptop. Barely lifting his head, he waits for Gaiman to draw breath and interposes: "you know, he's right". Pretend to be someone who can do it, and then act like they would.

Thanks for posting, Debbie.

May 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAHAnto

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