Brian Yanish is a professional illustrator and author. He began his training drawing monsters in kindergarten in Western New York. He has worked for Jim Henson Productions in Los Angeles, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy, designed educational software, and sold his own line of T-shirts. He currently lives in New York City where he runs the ScrapKins Recycled Arts program, designs for apparel, childrens books, apps and continues his training drawing monsters. www.brianyanish.com
Jess Pauwels lives in Brussels, Belgium, so she can have the best french fries, the darkest chocolate, and the crunchiest Speculoos in the entire world. With her artist's cap on eight months a year, she mostly draws for picture books and magazines. She loves caffeine, colored pencils, traveling, and documentaries about monkeys. Visit jesspauwels.be.