Leaping lizards, Issue #11 Creatures is here! In this issue, find a parade of real, imaginary, and ugly animals, including zooplankton—the tiniest creatures. You’ll meet wildlife specialists and medieval-era pets. Trace your pencil along the 3-D Monstermaze and create textured creature rubbings with us.

Meet Dog-Chef, who will help you whip up a snack station for your bird pals. Plus, find short stories and poetry by young writers (as part of Illustoria’s partnership with the International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers) throughout this issue.


Meet artists who make gargantuan sculptures of majestic creatures from felt and metal. Exercise your imagination with story building writing and drawing prompts. Plus, check out laugh-out-loud animal jokes, motivational interviews with youth activists, and sketchbook how-to’s that will keep you engaged for eons. Enjoy these beastly and beautiful creatures and then try drawing or writing about your own creatures!


Illustoria is a 64 page print magazine for creative kids & their grownups. Celebrating visual storytelling, makers and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts and activities, this high-quality, tri-annual publication is geared toward readers ages 6-12 and the young at heart.

Illustoria #11- Creatures