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 Cis has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She is a full-time illustrator who lives in Rosario, Argentina with her husband, Sebastian, and their son, Facundo and their little daughter, Olivia.
Valeria Docampo taught art and graphic design before dedicating herself to illustrating full-time. She resides in Lyon, France.
Valeria Petrone has worked as an illustrator for publishers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, and her native Italy, where she now lives. Visit her at www.valeriapetrone.com.
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.
<b>Valerio Vidali</b> is an Italian illustrator of children's books. His book <i>Jemmy Button</i> (Templar/Candlewick, 2013), co-authored with Jennifer Uman, was selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2013.
Val McDermid is the author of 22 bestselling novels, which have been translated into 30 languages, and have sold over 10 million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009. <i>My Granny Is a Pirate</i> is Val's first children's book. Val divides her time between Manchester and Alnmouth.