JIYEON PAK is the author/illustrator of GRANDFATHER’S CHAIR. Born in South Korea, she lives in Abingdon, Maryland. See more of her work at hello-jiyeon.com.
RATCHANEE YOUNGSUK has been a freelance illustrator in San Francisco since graduating with her MFA in illustration from Academy of Art University. You can see more of her work at ratchanee063illustration.com.
EMILY SNAPE is the author/illustrator of several novelty books, including MOTOR-MIX and BABY SAYS “BALL!.” Her editorial clients include Nickelodeon, BBC, Nintendo, Nestle, and Colgate. She lives in London, England, and can be visited at http://www.emilysnape.co.uk.
TADGH BENTLEY is a picture book author and illustrator originally from the UK, now living in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. His titles include LITTLE PENGUIN GETS THE HICCUPS and SAMSON, THE PIRANHA WHO WENT TO DINNER. www.tadghbentley.com
is the author/illustrator of WHEN GIRAFFE MET ELEPHANT, a picture book for young readers about a feisty elephant and a silent giraffe, as well as its sequel, A SURPRISE FOR GIRAFFE AND ELEPHANT. He was featured on the Bravo reality series LOLwork as a member of the Cheezburger humor website’s creative team. paulgude.wordpress.com
S.Y. LEE is the author/illustrator of MELINDA, THE NOT-SO-WICKED WITCH and an award-winning freelance illustrator. She lives in Melville, New York. See more of her work at http://callmelee.com.
GREG FOLEY is the author/illustrator of many beloved and bestselling picture books, including THANK YOU BEAR (winner of the 2008 Charlotte Zolotow Award) and WILLOUGHBY & THE LION. He is also the longtime Creative Director of Visionaire, V Magazine, and VMan. Greg lives and works in New York City. For more images, visit http://www.thankyoubear.com.
PAUL GILLIGAN is the author/illustrator of ZIP!, an illustrated chapter book about a sibling silence contest taken to extremes. His comic strip POOCH CAFE is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, and can be read in over 270 newspapers around the globe, including recent additions like London and Moscow. Paul lives in Toronto, Ontario, and can be found at http://poochcafe.com.
MARK WOOD has been a professional writer, illustrator, and editor for more than 35 years. He is currently the editor and designer of Pomona College Magazine, for which he has won a number of national awards for cover illustrations. He is the author/illustrator of the picture book THE MONSTER PATROL.
JACK MORGAN works as a Quality Control Operator in the television industry and is the author/illustrator of PLUM AND BERRY. He lives and works in Calgary, Alberta.
CHRISTIE MATHESON is the author and illustrator of TAP THE MAGIC TREE, which was named a Junior Library Guild selection and one of NPR’s best books of 2013. Her next picture book, TOUCH THE BRIGHTEST STAR, is coming in 2015. She works primarily in watercolor and collage.
JOE KULKA is the author/illustrator and illustrator of more than 20 books for children, including WOLF’S COMING and MY CROCODILE DOES NOT BITE and several books about Smokey the Bear for the US Forest Service. He lives in Quakertown, PA, and teaches picture book illustration at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Moore College of Art and Design, and Rosemont College. See more of his work at www.joekulka.com
MARCUS CUTLER’S work has appeared in over 100 client projects including magazines, educational books, mobile apps, and more. He lives in Ontario, Canada, where you’re likely to find him testing out the local slides with his wife and two daughters. See more of his work at www.marcuscutler.com
DAMON ECKHOFF is a painter, illustrator, and UX Designer living in Portland, Oregon. Damon’s art and design have been included in a 2012 Portland Mayoral Debate Campaign, Portland Parks and Recreation Bike events, and you can also find his playful and smart artwork on clothing and other accessories at his Zazzle site, Fuzzy Bunny Cute Shop. Visit him at www.episodecreative.com to see more of his work.
CARLOS APONTE was born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico. He attended Parsons School of Design and currently teaches drawing at Fashion Institute of Technology. His illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Elle, and Esquire. You can see more of his work at http://www.carlosaponte.com/ and http://www.illustrationdivision.com/artists/carlos_aponte.
JANICE and TOM SHEFELMAN are a wife-and-husband team who have written and illustrated numerous books for young readers, including the picture books I, Vivaldi and A Peddler’s Dream, as well as several Easy-to-Read titles featuring Young Wolf. Tom and Janice live in Austin, Texas, and their work can be seen at http://www.shefelmanbooks.com/aboutbooks.htm.