Cindy was born in Richmond, Virginia, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in illustration and lives and works as a part-time receptionist at The Virginia Home, a nursing home for disabled people. For more of her work, visit www.learningdaily.blogspot.com.
Chris was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is a cartoonist (or writer and artist) and lives in Oak Park, Illinois. In addition to his many comics and illustrations, he has published two volumes of his sketchbook, both titled The ACME Novelty Datebook.
Christian grew up in New Jersey and San Diego. He earned a BFA in drawing and animation from the University of Central Florida, and a MA in illustration from Syracuse University. Since college, he has lived on the outskirts of Orlando, Florida, working as a freelance illustrator. His diverse project range from a series of all-ages graphic novels called Korgi to drawing on the Disney film Brother Bear. Visit www.sladestudio.com for his Welsh Corgi fantasy art and www.christianslade.com to see his online portfolio.
Trevor grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was told he wasn't talented enough to take art at school or college. He only started drawing in his thirties. He now lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes and illustrates children's books and has a children's entertainment company. His many books can be found in bookstores and at www.trevorromain.com.
Edel grew up in Havana, then Miami, and now lives in a small town in New Jersey. He earned a BFA at Pratt Institute and an MFA from Hunter College and is now an art director at TIME magazine and a freelance illustrator. You can see more of his work at www.edelrodriguez.com.
Brody is an artist and world-famous calligrapher. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and Ulm, Germany. He received his BA in art history from Princeton University and his PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He lived in Welsh Borders for six years and now is based in Bruges, Belgium. Textasy, a monograph on his work, was published by Imschoot Uitgevers, Ghent in 2006. His calligraphy can also be seen in the films and projects of Peter Greenaway. For more of his work, visit www.bnart.be.
Christoph grew up near Stuttgart, Germany, and now lives in New York City. He earned a master's degree in graphic design from the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. He is an illustrator, designer and animator. To see more of his work for the The New Yorker and his children's books, visit www.christophniemann.com
Christoph grew up in Landgraaf, Holland, and Aachen, Germany where he now lives. He recently graduated with a degree in graphic design from Aachen University and is now developing his art and working as a waiter, selling sausages and fries. His work can be seen at www.muellersjournal.com.
Prashant was born in Quilon Kerala on the west coast of South India and grew up in Bangalore. He studied animation film design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. After animating several children's series, he is now a full-time artist, spending his summers in Toronto, Canada, and winters in Varanasi, India. You can see more of his work at www.prashart.blogspot.com
Hal grew up in Burlington, Vermont, and Hudson Falls, New York, and majored in art at Skidmore College. He has been a freelance editorial illustrator for the past twenty-five years and works out of a studio over the garage attached to his home in East Montpelier, Vermont. You Can see more of his work at www.mayforth.com