Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the illustrator of I’m Bored and Naked!, both picture books by Michael Ian Black. Debbie lives with her husband in Toronto, Canada. For more info about her other creative projects, visit and follow her on Twitter at @InkyElbows.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

APR 30
10:00 AM
in person appearance
150 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028

Author Revealed

Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Life is not a dress rehearsal." - Rose Tremain

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Vampire squirrels.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Sushi. Or chocolate. No, sushi. (pause) Oh come on, please don't make me choose.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?


Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. PET PEEVE #1: Anyone who's bored. Wake UP, people!! There are way too many things to do and see and read to ever get bored!!!!! PET PEEVE #2: Exclamation mark abuse.

Author Voices

February 05, 2013

Hi all! I'm gradually uploading print-ready I'M BORED activity sheet PDFs for young writers and illustrators:

Also do check out my I'M BORED Classroom Activities page:

which includes Tips For Young Artists:

and Tips For Young Writers:

If you have suggestions for other I'M BORED activity sheets or bonus material you'd like to see, please do let me know:

Thanks for your support of... see more

February 05, 2013

The New York Times Sunday Book Review listed I'M BORED in its list, Notable Children's Books Of 2012:

February 05, 2013

To make holiday gift-giving more fun, I've created a wide range of free I'M BORED gift cards (snarky and non-snarky options) to download, print and use on regular 8.5" x 11" paper...or heavier paper if you prefer:

Topics include:

Holiday-themed, new parents, baby gift, teacher, librarian, doctor or dentist or piano teacher for their waiting rooms, granddaughter/grandson, nephew/niece, many others.

There are also choices of print-ready envelope templates, bookplates and gift tags.

Enjoy! -- Debbie

June 04, 2012

Picking the right Potato character for I'M BORED was a challenge, so I decided to conduct some in-depth interviews:



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