Joy Ang (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Joy Ang graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design and got her start in the comic and gaming industries. She is the illustrator of the picture books including MUSTACHE BABY by Bridget Heos, HULLABALOO by Ammi Joan Paquette (both HMH/Clarion), and the upcoming BEHOLD! A BABY (Bloomsbury). She is also the illustrators for the covers of the three-book series DOGS OF THE DROWNED CITY (Scholastic). Joy is also involved with The Anthology Project, an Eisner-nominated comic anthology.
Ashlyn Anstee (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Ashlyn Anstee graduated from Sheridan College in 2010 with a BAA in Classical Animation and promptly moved to the warmer climate of Los Angeles. She works as a story artist for JibJab Media, animating storyboarding, illustrating and writing interactive ebooks. She enjoys making short films, comics, and writing and illustrating picture books.
Caroline Arnold (represented by Andrea Brown)
Caroline Arnold is the award winning author/illustrator of A POLAR BEAR'S WORLD, A BALD EAGLE'S WORLD, and ten other books in her Animals series. Other titles include the board books: WHO HAS MORE? and WHO IS BIGGER? published by Charlesbridge. She is a cut-paper artist.
Carol Ashley (represented by Caryn Wiseman)
Carol Ashley is a designer and illustrator whose first picture book, SCARUM FAIR, was recently published by Boyds Mills Press. She is also an animator who has worked on such films as OVER THE HEDGE, MADAGASCAR and FLUSHED AWAY, and her own short film, THE TALES OF PERDITA.
Jason Bays (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Jason Bays has been a professional graphic designer and illustrator for over 12 years. His work in the advertising world has included collaborations with MacDonald's, Chik-Fil-A, Sonic, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesdays, and Walmart. He is currently working on his first juvenile graphic novel.
Cece Bell (represented by Caryn Wiseman)
Cece is the writer and illustrator of the Theodore Geisel Honor book RABBIT AND ROBOT, the SOCK MONKEY series, BEE-WIGGED, ITTY-BITTY, the board books FOOD FRIENDS and BUSY BUDDIES, and the forthcoming CHUCK AND WOODCHUCK (all with Candlewick) and the forthcoming I YAM A DONKEY (Clarion). She also illustrated BUG PATROL by Denise Dowling Mortensen, and CRANKEE DOODLE by Tom Angleberger (both Clarion), as well as her own graphic novel memoir, EL DEAFO, forthcoming from Amulet/Abrams.
Keith Bendis (represented by Caryn Wiseman)
Keith's humorous illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and the The New Yorker. He illustrated William Kotzwinkel's classic story, THE FAN MAN, and CASEY AT THE BAT for Workman Publishing. His first children's book, CALVIN CAN'T FLY by Jennifer Berne was published by Sterling and he is illustrating the sequel, CALVIN, LOOK OUT!
Beth Bogert (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Beth Bogert graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and furthered her education in fine arts at the School of Visual Arts. Her clients include the Children's Television Workshop, McKids, Highlights, and Babybug.
Mike Boldt (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Mike Boldt has been illustrating children's products for the last 14 years. He made his author-illustrator debut with 123 VERSUS ABC (HarperCollins, 2013), which was a 2013 Kids' Indie Next List selection. The sequel, COLORS VERSUS SHAPES, will be released this fall. His illustration credits include LITTLE JACK HORNER LIVE FROM THE CORNER, ODE TO UNDERWEAR, and GET ME ANOTHER ONE (Scholastic Canada), and the forthcoming picture books TIARA SAURUS REX (Bloomsbury, 2015) and I DON'T WANT TO BE A FROG (Random House, 2015).
Bob Boyle (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Bob is the Emmy Award winning creator of the Nick Jr. pre-school show, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Disney's Yin! Yang! Yo! He has also been a Producer and Art Director on two successful Nickelodeon series, The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom, and is a frequent contributor to Sesame Street. Bob's first picture book, HUGO AND THE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LONG STRING was published by Random House. His second book, ROSIE & REX, will be published by HarperCollins in early 2014.
Calef Brown (represented by Jennifer Laughran)
Calef Brown's award winning picture books include POLKABATS AND OCTOPUS SLACKS, DUTCH SNEAKERS AND FLEAKEEPERS, SOUP FOR BREAKFAST, and the #1 New York Times Bestseller FLAMINGOS ON THE ROOFPOEMS AND PAINTINGS. In addition to his own titles, he has illustrated many others, notably GREECE! ROME! MONSTERS! by John Harris, GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE, by Jonah Winter, and THE NEDDIAD, along with other novels by Daniel Pinkwater. His illustrations regularly appear in such magazines as Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, to name a few.
Wouter Bruneel (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Wouter Bruneel is an illustrator, animator and motion designer. Wouter has been published in numerous magazines in Europe and has worked for advertisement companies on both sides of the Atlantic for high profile clients. He also works as a game artist in the San Francisco tech industry. You can find Wouter perpetually sketching in Berkeley, California.
Ross Burach (represented by Lara Perkins)
Ross Burach is a writer and illustrator residing in New York City. For the past twelve years, his work has focused on character and background design for children's media, including Scholastic, CloudKid Studios, and WGBH Boston. He is currently working on his first two children's books.
James Burks (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
James Burks comes from storyboarding for TV animation, and feature animation. His first graphic novel for kids, GABBY AND GATOR (Yen/Hachette), was a Junior Library Guild selection and was a Read Across America book. James is the author/illustrator of the picture book BEEP AND BAH (Carolrhoda/Lerner), and the graphic novel BIRD AND SQUIRREL: ON THE RUN! and its upcoming sequel ON ICE! (both Graphix/Scholastic); and he is the illustrator of the picture books PRINCESS MILLIE'S MAGIC WAND (Hallmark Books), THE MONSTORE (Aladdin/S&S), and the board book OPEN WIDE SAM! (Cartwheel/Scholastic).
Sean W. Byrne (represented by Lara Perkins)
Sean W. Byrne has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, and marketing manager for major corporations including Fujitsu and IBM. His award-winning fine art has been exhibited in galleries and private collections, and he has illustrated for Scriptorium Press as well as various regional publications. A graduate of the East Carolina School of Art and Design, he currently resides in Raleigh, NC.
Maria Carluccio (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Maria Carluccio began her career at Hallmark Cards and later went on to design for clients including Pottery Barn Kids, Land of Nod, and Chronicle. Her work has received awards from the New York Society of Illustrators and 3x3 magazine. Maria wrote and illustrated I'M THREE, LOOK WHAT I CAN DO (Holt/Macmillan) and THE SOUNDS AROUND TOWN (Barefoot Books). She also illustrated SKIP THROUGH THE SEASONS (Holt/Macmillan).
Carolyn Digby Conahan (represented by Laura Rennert)
Carolyn Digby Conahan is the staff illustrator for CRICKET magazine. She is the author and illustrator of the forthcoming THE WISH FARM (Chronicle)She is the author and illustrator of THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DOGS (Dutton) and the illustrator of several books including THE DISCONTENTED GOPHER by L. Frank Baum (South Dakota State Historical Society), and THE PRAIRIE-DOG PRINCE (South Dakota State Historical Society).
Joe Cepeda (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Joe Cepeda is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children. His credits include ESPERANZA RISING by Pam Munoz Ryan (Scholastic); THE TORTOISE & THE HARE by Toni Morrison & Slade Morrison (Paul Wiseman/S & S); and NAPPY HAIR (Knopf/RH). Joe received a Pura Belpré Honor in 2002.
Chris Eliopoulos (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Chris Eliopoulos is author-illustrator of the chapter book series MR. PUZZLE (Capstone). His clients include Disney Animation Studios, Nick Jr., Yo Gabba Gabba!, Simon & Schuster, Hallmark, and VIZ Kids.
Nate Evans (represented by Caryn Wiseman)
Nate Evans has illustrated over 30 books and is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling picture book series THE JELLYBEANS (Abrams). He is also the co-author and illustrator of the chapter book series HUMPTY DUMPTY JR., HARDBOILED DETECTIVE (Sourcebooks) and the chapter book series BEAST FRIENDS FOREVER (Sourcebooks).
Kimberly Gee (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Kimberly used to own and manage her own greeting card company and sold her cards to boutiques across the world. Now she focuses on her children's book writing and illustrating and is the author/illustrator of TODAY WITH MEG AND TED (Golden Books/Random House), and the illustrator for the upcoming THE CLASS (Beach Lane/S&S).
Raúl González (represented by Jennifer Laughran)
Raúl González was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México. His fine art has been displayed in galleries across the country. González is committed to introducing youth to the visual arts and has taught in the education departments of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is working on his first children's graphic novel, forthcoming from Chronicle Books.
Matt Faulkner (represented by Jennifer Laughran)
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Matt Faulkner has written and illustrated a number of titles, including picture books by Judith St. George and Laurie Halse Anderson. His work has won wide praise for its humor, exuberance, and sensitivity. His most recent self-authored book is A TASTE OF COLORED WATER (Simon & Schuster). A graphic novel project set in a Japanese internment camp is forthcoming from Disney-Hyperion.
Peter Harren (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Peter Harren studied illustration at New York City's School of Visual Arts. Among other things, his illustrations are featured in a recent ad campaign for Emergen-C and he is the illustrator of HEDGEHOG'S LAZY SUMMER, an iPad exclusive for FarFaria. Peter draws and does graphic/web design out of Doylestown, PA.
Kenny Harrison (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Kenny is an award-winning author and illustrator whose illustrations have been seen in Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Psychology Today. Kenny is the author/illustrator of the picture book HOW I BECAME CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE (Tricycle/RH) and the forthcoming board book series HIDE AND SEEK HARRY (Candlewick).
Jen Hill (represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton)
Jen Hill's illustration and animation work has appeared in a variety of media. She is the author/illustrator of PERCY AND TUMTUM: A TALE OF TWO DOGS (Running Press) and the illustrator of THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR, written by blogger Perez Hilton, published by Penguin.
Ward Jenkins (represented by Jennifer Laughran)
Ward Jenkins is an illustrator and animator living in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two kids. He illustrated his first children's book, HOW TO TRAIN WITH A T-REX AND WIN 8 GOLD MEDALS (Simon and Schuster). His most recent title is CHICKS RUN WILD (Simon and Schuster). A big fan of mid-century art and design, Ward also loves old school hip-hop and graffiti.
Susan B. Katz (represented by Lara Perkins)
Award-winning author, Susan B. Katz, is the Founder and Executive Director of ConnectingAuthors and Strategic Partner Manager for Authors and Publishers at Facebook. Her books include ABC BABY ME (Random House, 2010), MY MAMA EARTH (Barefoot Books) which won the Moonbeam Gold Award for Best Picture Book of 2012, and two forthcoming titles with Scholastic. In her illustrative work, Susan uses ceramic tiles to create mosaic illustrations on large panels.
Dave Keane (represented by Jennifer Mattson)
Dave Keane is the author and illustrator of the Joe Sherlock chapter book series and the Monster School—I Can Read series (both HarperCollins). He has also written several picture books illustrated by others, including SLOPPY JOE (HarperCollins); DADDY ADVENTURE DAY (Philomel); and BOBBY BRAMBLE LOSES HIS BRAIN (Clarion).
Heather Devlin Knopf (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Heather Devlin Knopf is a professional artist and a member of MamaCita, a Mothers' Cooperative in the Arts. She has studied painting and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art, the DeCordova Museum, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has received her Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Hartford Art School. Heather is the illustrator of the picture book THE COW IN PATRICK O'SHANAHAN'S KITCHEN (Little Pickle Press).
J.R. Krause (represented by Jennifer Mattson)
J.R. Krause is an award-winning animator and designer. He has worked on almost every season of The Simpsons since 1991 (credited as John Krause), as well as episodes of Futurama, The Critic and King of the Hill. He is the author-illustrator of POCO LOCO and its forthcoming companion book, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POCO LOCO!, both cowritten with Maria Chua (Two Lions/Amazon).
Diane Kredensor (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Diane Kredensor is the author and illustrator of the forthcoming early reader BUCK'S TOOTH (Simon & Schuster); and OLLIE & MOON; OLLIE & MOON: FUHGEDDABOUDIT!; and OLLIE & MOON: ALOHA! (BFYR/Random House). Diane is also an Emmy Award-winning artist for her work on hit shows such as Oswald, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and WordWorld, to name a few. She currently produces and directs animation for Sesame Workshop, Warner Bros, and Scholastic.
Renée Kurilla (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Renée is an illustrator and animator whose credits include the forthcoming picture book TREE DANCERS: ORANGUTANKA, written by Newbery Honor Award winner Margarita Engle (Holt, 2015), and multiple titles in Gina Bellisario's CLOVERLEAF BOOKS Healthy Habits series (Millbrook Press). Her work as lead artist at FableVision has contributed to multiple honors, including a Junior Library Guild selection for ZEBRAFISH (Atheneum BFYR/S&S) and a 2013 Parents' Choice Award for the RANGER RICK'S TREE HOUSE app for the National Wildlife Federation.
Nina Laden (represented by Laura Rennert)
Nina is an award-winning, best-selling children's book author and illustrator who lives in western Washington state. She grew up in the New York city area and received a BFA from Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. She has over a dozen books in print including THE NIGHT I FOLLOWED THE DOG, WHEN PIGASSO MET MOOTISSE, ROBERTO THE INSECT ARCHITECT, and ROMEOW & DROOLIET (all Chronicle). Her board book, PEEK-A WHO? (Chronicle) has sold over one million copies. ONCE UPON A MEMORY (Little Brown) is her most recently published book, PEEK-A ZOO! and DADDY WRONG LEGS will publish in March 2014 (both Chronicle).
B.B. Lanka (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
B.B. Lanka is a professional illustrator who lives and works in Los Angeles. B.B. Lanka studied with Vernon Wilson, professor of painting and drawing of Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, CA, and was a scholarship student at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Mike Lawrence (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Mike Lawrence is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been published by Dark Horse Comics. He is the illustrator for the upcoming graphic novel by Elizabeth Rusch, MUDDY MAX (AMP!/Andrews McMeel), has done album cover art, published his own comic serial, and created a 400 square foot mural in Portland.
Paul Meisel (represented by Jennifer Mattson)
Paul Meisel is the illustrator of more than seventy books for children and the winner of a 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for SEE ME RUN (Holiday House), which he wrote and illustrated. Other recent books by Meisel include SEE ME DIG, the sequel to SEE ME RUN (Holiday House); SCAT, CAT!, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (HarperCollins); HARRIET'S HAD ENOUGH by Elissa Haden Guest (Candlewick); and THE SCHMULTZY FAMILY by Madelyn Rosenberg (Holiday House). He has also illustrated many titles in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series (HarperCollins).
Ken Min (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Ken Min studied illustration at Art Center, College of Design and has worked as a storyboard artist for animation and various commercial houses. He has been recognized for his portfolio work at various SCBWI regional events and was runner up in the portfolio display at the 2008 National Conference in Los Angeles. HOT, HOT ROTI FOR DADA-JI, which he illustrated, received the Picture Book Honor title from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature for 2011.
Su Moon (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Su Moon doodles and writes for children's television animation. Popular cartoons she has worked on include worked on include The Mad Magazine Show, Power Puff Girls, El Tigre, and Invader Zim. She has also created original properties for Disney Playhouse, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. She is currently developing a new pilot with Nickelodeon.
Alex Nabaum (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Alex Nabaum's illustrations have appeared in Time, ESPN, Rolling Stone, Oprah magazine, Reader's Digest, The New York Times and on the covers of Newsweek and Forbes. He has exhibited his artwork in Los Angeles, New York and Berlin. Alex recently won Gold in the 3x3 ProShow an international illustration contest.
Annika Nelson (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Annika Nelson has illustrated a number of books including FOLK WISDOM OF MEXICO (Chronicle), CANTO FAMILIAR (Harcourt/HMH), PUMPKIN PRIZE (Macmillan) and DANCING WITH DZIADZIU (Harcourt/HMH). Her most recent illustrated project is COLORS OF ME (Sleeping Bear Press).
Anne Sibley O'Brien (represented by Lara Perkins)
Anne Sibley O'Brien is the illustrator of thirty-one books, fourteen of which she also wrote. Anne specializes in multiracial and multicultural subjects, and her books have won the Asian Pacific Award for Literature, the Aesop Award, the Africana Book Award, the Global Korea Award, and been named to Booklist's "Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth." Her most recent work includes JAMAICA IS THANKFUL (Houghton Mifflin/HMH) by Juanita Havill, MOON WATCHERS: SHIRIN'S RAMADAN MIRACLE (Tilbury House) by Reza Jalali, and her own A PATH OF STARS (Charlesbridge).
Gail Page (represented by Jennifer Mattson)
Gail Page is the author and illustrator of the Bobo series of picture books, HOW TO BE A GOOD DOG, BOBO AND THE NEW NEIGHBOR, and the forthcoming HOW TO BE A GOOD CAT, all published by Bloomsbury. She is also an artist whose work is represented in Maine galleries, schools, and the Boston Children's Hospital. She lives and works in the woods of Maine.
Mary Peterson (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Mary Peterson is the illustrator of the forthcoming picture book DIG IN! (Beach Lane/S&S). She also illustrated WOOBY AND PEEP (Sterling); OCEAN SOUP (Charlesbridge); WIGGLE AND WAGGLE (Charlesbridge), a Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year and recipient of the Early Childhood News Directors Choice Award; and is the co-author and illustrator of PIGGIES IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH (Charlesbridge).
Jill Pinkwater (represented by Jennifer Laughran)
Jill Pinkwater has illustrated over 40 children's books, including the unforgettable IRVING & MUKTUK and HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY. Her latest, BEAUTIFUL YETTA (THE YIDDISH CHICKEN) will be released by Feiwel & Friends in 2010.
Kevin C. Pyle (represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton)
Kevin C. Pyle is the author/illustrator of the graphic novels TAKE WHAT YOU CAN CARRY; KATMAN; and BLINDSPOT, and the forthcoming graphic novel BAD FOR YOU, co-written by Scott Cunningham (all Holt/Macmillan). His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times Op-Ed page, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, and numerous other publications.
Matthew Ross (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Matthew Ross studied illustration at the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was introduced to the art of paper sculpture. Since graduating, he has been developing and refining his paper sculpting techniques to bring life and personality to an often static art form. His paper sculptures can be found in private collections around the world.
John Shelley (represented by Laura Rennert)
John Shelley is an award-winning illustrator with a career stretching from East to West, having formerly lived for many years in Japan. He's illustrated over 40 books for UK, US and Japanese markets, including the forthcoming STONE GIANT (Charlesbridge), THE HALLOWEEN FOREST (Holiday House), THE SECRET IN THE MATCHBOX (FSG) which was a runner up for the Mother Goose Award, THE BOAT IN THE TREE (Front Street), and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Fukuinkan Shoten, Japan). Bilingual in Japanese, he's currently working on new titles for US publishers.
Simone Shin (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Simone is a graduate of Art Center College of Design, and currently teaches at a private art school for children in Los Angeles. Her editorial work has been featured in the New York Times, Wired and Cricket and others. She is an award-winner from the NY Society of Illustrators and is the illustrator for two upcoming picture books: THE RED BICYCLE (Kids Can Press) and PAPA GAVE ME A STICK (Star Bright Books).
Nicole Smeltzer (represented by Laura Rennert)
Nicole Belanger Smeltzer studied studio art at Florida State University and her work has been exhibited in galleries and private collections. Prompted by her grandfather's passing, Nicole started a web-comic, "The Middlest Sister." In just over a year, the web-comic has been Freshly Pressed by Wordpress.com and selected as a recommended blog by the Wordpress staff. "The Middlest Sister" has also been featured on the Urban Outfitters Blog, C-Heads magazine, and the Washington Post's chat segment "The Web Hostess." Nicole is currently working on her first graphic novel, starring these sisters.
Kim Smith (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Kim Smith has worked in magazines, advertising, animation, and children's gaming. She studied illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, where she currently resides. Kim is the illustrator of the upcoming THE GHOST AND MAX MONROE middle grade mystery series (Kids Can Press); the picture book OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS (Sterling); and the cover of the forthcoming middle-grade novel HOW TO MAKE A MILLION (Aladdin/S&S).
Liz Starin (represented by Jennifer Mattson)
Liz Starin studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Before turning to the creative side of children's books, Liz was an editor with Junior Library Guild.
Ken Stark (represented by Andrea Brown)
Ken Stark is a noted realistic, fine artist based in the Midwest. He is the author/illustrator of MARCHING TO APPOMATTOX (Putnam), and the illustrator of several books including SEEING THE ELEPHANT: A STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR (FSG), OH, BROTHER (Putnam), and GROWING SEASONS (Putnam).
Weldon Swanson (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Weldon has been designing for the magazine and book publishing industry for over 15 years and has worked with publishers such as Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Hyperion, Candlewick and Little, Brown. His most recent illustrated projects are WHO'S HIDING? and MY BACKPACK, two novelty books for the SKIP HOP brand (Cartwheel/Scholastic).
Katy Tanis (represented by Lara Perkins)
Katy studied fine arts and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, and started her illustration career in fashion working with sixties icon Betsy Johnson. She now designs graphics and textiles for boutique children's brand Tea Collection where she travels the world to meet artisans and find inspiration. She loves working with markers and embroidery and often mixes traditional and digital medias.
Don Tate (represented by Caryn Wiseman)
Don is a self-taught illustrator and author. He has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed books for children including HOPE'S GIFT by Kelly Starling Lyons (Putnam), DUKE ELLINGTON'S NUTCRACKER SUITE by Anna Harwell Celenza (Charlesbridge), SHE LOVED BASEBALL by Audrey Vernick (HarperCollins), and RON'S BIG MISSION by Rose Blue and Corrine Naden (Penguin). He is the illustrator of THE CART THAT CARRIED MARTIN by Eve Bunting (Charlesbridge) and WHOOSH by Chris Barton (forthcoming from Charlesbridge) and THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH by Chris Barton (forthcoming from Eerdmans). Don's illustrations also appear regularly in newspapers and magazines, and on products for children such as wallpaper, textiles, calendars, apparel, and paper products.
Janee Trasler (represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton)
Janee Trasler is the author/illustrator of the forthcoming CHICKIES board book series beginning with BEDTIME FOR CHICKIES and POTTYTIME FOR CHICKIES (HarperCollins), MIMI AND BEAR (FSG); BENNY'S CHOCOLATE BUNNY (Scholastic); CAVEMAN: A B. C. STORY (Sterling); GHOST GETS DRESSED! (Little Brown); and GHOST EATS IT ALL! (Little Brown). She is the illustrator of several picture books, including LITTLE PUMPKIN'S BIG SURPRISE! (Golden Books).
Lesley Vamos (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Lesley is the illustrator of several books, including MY DAD IS A SUPERHERO and the upcoming MY MOM IS A SUPERHERO (Chirpy Bird/Hardie Grant Egmont). She is a full-time freelance graphic designer and illustrator, splitting her time between Australia and the U.S.
Cynthia von Buhler (represented by Jennifer Laughran)
Cynthia von Buhler's award-winning illustrations have appeared in thousands of publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Rolling Stone. Her picture books include BUT WHO WILL BELL THE CATS? and THE CAT WHO WOULDN'T COME INSIDE (both Houghton/HMH), which was chosen as a Book Sense "Children's Pick" and "Best of 2006" by Parent & Child Magazine. In addition to her own titles, she has illustrated covers for books by Anne Rockwell, Martha Stewart, Jane Yolen and Elizabeth George Speare. She also illustrated the graphic novel EVELYN EVELYN, A TERRIBLE TALE IN TWO TOMES (Dark Horse), written by musicians Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley with an afterword by Neil Gaiman.
Dave Wasson (represented by Jennifer Mattson)
Emmy Award-winner Dave Wasson has designed and created animation for Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network, where he created and directed the series Time Squad. He has also worked as a commercial director for clients including Crayola, Nabisco, and Starbucks. Dave has a degree in animation and filmmaking from Cal Arts.
Eliza Wheeler (represented by Jennifer Rofé)
Eliza Wheeler is the author-illustrator of the NYT bestselling picture book MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS (Nancy Paulsen/Penguin). She is also the illustrator of DOLL BONES (McElderry/S&S), the Newbery Honor winning novel by Holly Black, and Mara Rockliff's picture book THE GRUDGE KEEPER (Peachtree). She has also completed illustrations for Little Brown Books, HarperCollins, Candlewick Press, and MacMillan. Eliza is the recipient of numerous Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators awards, including the Grand Prize Award for best portfolio at the 2011 SCBWI National Conference.
Michele Wood (represented by Caryn Wiseman)
Michele Wood is an award-winning artist, educator, and visual historian. She is the illustrator of GOING BACK HOME and I SEE THE RHYTHM, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, as well as I SEE THE RHYTHM OF GOSPEL (Zonderkidz). She is also the illustrator of I LAY MY STITCHES DOWN (Eerdmans).
Sam Zuppardi (represented by Kelly Sonnack)
Sam Zuppardi is the author/illustrator of the picture book, THE NOWHERE BOX (Candlewick). He is also the illustrator of the middle grade trilogy THE MISADVENTURES OF EDGAR AND ALLAN POE by Gordon McAlpine (Viking/Penguin), and the upcoming picture book NOBODY'S PERFECT by David Elliott (Candlewick). He has held a variety of jobs involving children and books, including working in a book warehouse, a nursery, a bookshop and a toyshop.