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.