Jannie Ho is the illustrator of the Tiny Tabs series.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia, Jannie studied at Parsons School of Design in New York, earning a BFA in illustration. After working as a graphic designer and an art director at many fun places such as Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and TIME Magazine for Kids, she decided that illustration was her true calling. Jannie (also known as Chicken Girl) now specializes in illustrating for the children’s market, with her work appearing in both trade and educational books, magazines, toys, crafts and digital media. She currently works and plays with her husband and daughter in Boston, MA. Visit her website here to see more of her work.
Cecilia Johansson is the illustrator of Digger Dog, written by William Bee, and is delighted to be joining the new dynamic team at Nosy Crow.
She was born in a coastal town in the south east of Sweden and grew up with two teacher parents and a younger sister. As she was such a good student, she still took every opportunity to put homework aside and draw and draw . . .
When she was twenty, Cecilia moved to the UK to study a degree in Graphic Design and then ended up staying for 7 years. Now she lives back in Sweden, Cecilia divides her time between her shared studio in an arty and creative part of Stockholm, and her boyfriend’s small old cottage an hour outside the city, where the only neighbours are Mr Elk and the Fox Family.
When not in her studio illustrating, Cecilia likes to play outdoors. She finds a lot of inspiration in nature and loves to go on long runs – training for her fifth marathon. Last year she bought herself a fancy mountainbike. “I’m not very good yet so I end up with masses of bruises – but it’s heaps of fun!”
Jim Ladd is sadly not a real person, although there is a real author behind the Space Pirates series. If Jim did exist, we like to think that he’d live on an island with sharks swimming round it, writing on an old typewriter and wearing cut-off trousers with raggedy edges. He’d have a big beard and a telescope so he could keep an eye out for UFOs.
Kate Burns says:
From the moment the animator and merchandise designer and illustrator, Steven Lenton, came to see us in our tiny offices, I knew that we had to publish him. And it had to be special. His genuine enthusiasm for children’s books and literature combined with his fabulous talent translated into a portfolio full of images with a contemporary, fresh palette, and wonderful characterisations of both people and animals – an increasingly rare ability! His work has a timeless quality, genuine warmth and is also really funny.
We feel he is a rare new talent and we are thrilled to be publishing his debut picture book, a hilarious tale about two bungling burglar dogs who come good in the end, written by the award-winning author, Tracey Corderoy. Tracey’s first book for Nosy Crow, Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble is illustrated by the highly acclaimed and award-winning Joe Berger and is out this month.
My ambition has always to be a children’s book maker and I’m very proud to be realising this dream with Nosy Crow. I feel that the Nosy Crow team really understand my work, which I hope will sit nicely in their fantastic list!
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