J.A.R. Stout grew up in San Diego, California where she spent much of her childhood leaping barefoot from picnic tables, drawing in the garage, or just generally being weird with the other neighborhood kids. Her favorite books included anything illustrated by Tomie dePaola, as well as Gary Larson's The Far Side.
J.A.R. Stout is currently illustrating for Kindie music website, Playtime Playlist. She lives in Oregon somewhere between suburbia and wine country with two monkey-children, a bearded man, and a few other critters.
Photo by Roxyanne Young