Binny is a textile and surface pattern designer whose hand-drawn and playful illustrations are featured on major Australian and international children’s clothing brands, children’s toys, interior design, books, album covers and greeting cards. With a design background as an agency Art Director and Creative Director, Binny holds an honors degree in Visual Communications.
Todd H. Doodler is a well-known “pop artist,” and in addition to writing and illustrating the best-selling Bear in Underwear books, he is the author/illustrator of The Zoo I Drew, Girls Are Weirdos But They Smell Pretty! and Boys Are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them! Doodler lives in California.
Having completed her studies in graphic design, Elise Gravel found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings, and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. Elise has won two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika award, and she was short-listed for Mister Christie’s Book Award. She has written and illustrated several books for children in both French and English, including Super-Dude, Super-Gizmo, Super-Thingamagig, Le Catalogue des Gaspilleurs, and J’élève mon Monstre.
Elise lives with her family in Montreal, Canada.
Pranas T. Naujokaitis is a cartoonist who currently hails from Savannah, GA and is the founder of Ghost Car Press, which publishes mini-comics that focus on quality, craft and innovative packaging. He has a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Ryan Sias is a writer and illustrator. He storyboarded 20th Century Fox and Bluesky Studio’s movie Robots and worked on the Children's Television Workshop show Pinky Dinky Doo. His cartoons have appeared in Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, and Found Magazine.
Tom Slaughter is the illustrator of several books for children. In addition to his work as a book illustrator, he has also designed posters, playbills, watches, and T-shirts. Tom's artwork has been shown in solo exhibitions around the world. He has worked in collaboration with Durham Press, and his prints are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He lives New York City.
Barroux studied photography, art, sculpture, and architecture in France at the famous École Estienne and École Boule. He went on to work as an art director in Paris and Montreal. While in Montreal, Barroux began illustrating by creating linocut images, and he is now well known for his children’s book illustrations.
Smiljana Coh studied film animation at Zagreb, Croatia's the Academy of Fine Arts and was selected as the winner of the Academy's prestigious annual award given to its most successful graduate student. Her art combines traditional and digital illustration techniques. Ms. Coh is also the mother of two big brave men-in-the-making, her sons Mihael and Paolo.
Michael Slack's first children's books--Monkey Truck, Ick--The Game, and Knuckleheads, give a pretty good clue that this is a guy with a taste for the imaginative and zany. He brings his high-energy and good-humored style to the bewildered barnyard denizens of this silly-smart story.
Ana Larranaga graduated from University of Salamanca with a bachelor of Fine Arts for Graphic Design (without touching a computer!). After attending a summer school with the Spanish illustrator Asun Balzola she moved to Scotland with the intention to work for Burger King. Citing her lack of proficiency in English, they declined to hire her. During her 7-year sojourn in the UK Ana's English improved but by that time she had abandoned her former employment goal in favor of children's book illustration.