Articles and Interviews

SaltWire Networks newspapers / January 1, 2018

“Delving into the creative world of author, doll maker Lightburn”


An interview with Sandra about her ChatterSox dolls and other creative endeavors.


CBC News / December 5, 2017


An interview with Ron on CBC News about his highway sign “public art”.  He can be seen in the opening promos and from 17:39 to 19:38 minutes.


Saltwire Network newspapers / December 4, 2017

“Coldbrook man takes his art on the road”

Ron Lightburn spent his working career writing and illustrating children’s books. Now, retired from illustrating, he has turned his hand to landscape art — his original love. He’s shown here with examples of both his landscapes and illustrations. (LYNN MOAR)

An interview with Ron about his highway sign “public art”.


The Chronicle Herald / April 19, 2015

“Lightburn blends humour, ecology in Frankenstink!”

 Author and illustrator Ron Lightburn poses for a photo with his latest book Frankenstink! (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)

An interview with Ron about the inspiration for his book FRANKENSTINK! Garbage Gone Bad:


CTV Morning Live / April 16, 2015


Ron dishes the dirt with Heidi Petracek on CTV Morning Live about FRANKENSTINK! Garbage Gone Bad:


Kings County News / April 10, 2015

“First time penning book for Coldbrook illustrator Ron Lightburn”

An interview with Ron about his first book as an author, FRANKENSTINK! Garbage Gone Bad:


Kings County News  /  December 25, 2012

A nice article about Hannah and Josie Corkum, two of the models who posed for Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World:


Canadian Teacher Magazine

Interview with Ron about his early artistic influences and creations, plus Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World, Juba This, Juba That and more in the November/December 2012 issue.

Apple Valley Scoop Magazine
Interview with Ron and Sandra about Pumpkin People, Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World, StoryWalk, Margo’s Place and more in the October 2012 issue.  See the feature story on pages 22-23.


IBBY Newsletter

Interview with Ron for the Spring 2012 issue of the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Canada newsletter:


The Lore of the Pumpkin People

September 2008 article about the creation and launch of our Pumpkin People book:


Library and Archives Canada

Josianne Polidori of Library and Archives Canada interviews Ron to discuss his illustrations for A Poppy Is to Remember.  The paintings from this book were selected to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the 2005 Library and Archives Canada publication Read Up On It: A Wish For Peace.


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