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I was born on the 7th of november 1986 in Cuneo, a city near Turin, Italy. As a young child, I was always drawing and painting and after my graduation I finally decided to make my great passion into a career. I attended a three years post diploma degree, with a master of Illustration, at the IED of Turin, Italy, where I graduated in July 2008. During this experience I built up my artist’s skills, with a regardful eye to the juvenile illustration market. In 2010 I became part of the freelance Illustrators represented by the MB Artists of New York (www.mbartists.com), having the possibility to work with several important publishers based in Europe, Usa and Asia. I love my job not only because I can draw all day long (most of the time wearing very ugly pajamas!), but also because it allows me to travel a lot and I can also live where I like most. It makes me feel free and happy... Who knows where I'll be when I'm an old illustrator granny?
VALENTINE DAVIES (August 25, 1905–July 23, 1961) was an American film and television writer, producer, and director. He wrote the story for the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street, which was givn screen treatment by director George Seaton and received an Academy Award for Best Story. Davies also novelized the story, publishing a novella in conjunction with the film release
Valeria Docampo taught art and graphic design before dedicating herself to illustrating full-time. She resides in Lyon, France.
Valeri Gorbachev has illustrated more than forty books for children, including his own Big Little Elephant and Skunk’s Spring Surprise by Lesléa Newman. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
VALERIO FABBRETTI is a comic artist and children’s book illustrator. Originally from Rome, Italy, he now lives in San Francisco.
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self taught illustrator of more than 80 children's books. She first fell in love with picture books when she was read the Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child. It was the first time Vanessa saw an image of a brown child that looked like her. Diversity is at the very heart of her illustrations and storytelling. She has written and illustrated three of her own books, Let Freedom Sing, Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless The Table and Grandma's Purse. Vanessa wants every child to know the joy she felt when she saw herself in a picture book. "I want every child to know that I see you." Vanessa is a lover of music and food. When she isn't creating children's Books she is cooking or singing somewhere. She lives in NC with her husband of 25 years and her daughter Zoe.
Van Thanh Rudd
Van Thanh Rudd is an Australian street artist and activist who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, RMIT University, and Griffith University. The Patchwork Bike is his first picture book. He lives in Melbourne with his family
Vanya Nastanlieva was born in 1979 and grew up in Bulgaria. She studied textiles and fashion before getting a BA in Book and Graphic Design from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. She received her MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art, England. She currently lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband, Martin, and a little daughter, Aleksandra. This is her first book for NorthSouth Books.