Julia Karlinsky (Tikhonov) writes, draws, teaches art, works as a Russian interpreter and generally feels like an octopus on skis, constantly untangling herself, but still enjoying the process.
She writes children's books and is an Author / Illustrator of an upcoming picture book DON'T WATCH ME EAT, BABUSHKA! published by KWil Publishing, Spring 2020
You can see more of her work on
Instagram and Twitter: @juliakarlinsky


On illustrations for A WORLD OF STORIES published by Gumboot Books, 2008:

"While I enjoyed reading all of the stories and lingering over every illustration, my personal favourite was “If War Were…” by Mrs. Perry’s grade one class with artwork by Julia Karlinsky. Karlinsky reflects the children’s perspective in the poetry, and the children use powerful metaphors to reveal the impact of war."

Review in CM Magazine 15:7, published 11/21/2008
by Brianne Grant



Carnegie-Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA ·

2019 Finalist in Portfolio Showcase Competition , SCBWI Inland Northwest Conference

Children's books