Mai S. Kemble’s watercolors have a remarkable brightness and her drawings are delightfully alive. She enjoys creating art for children and is also a serious collector of children’s books. Mai is also a published author and illustrator of her own picture book, The Moon and the Night Sweeper, released in 2007, which received a four-star review by Book Buds Kidlit Review.
Mai graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach, CA, USA in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) since winning the Illustrator Contest for “Crusin’” in 2007, and was also one of their Featured Artists in 2008 .” Since the release of her own picture book in 2007, Mai has also illustrated for other authors, one released in 2008 by Red Cygnet Press and a third by Paulist Press, due for release in 2009. Other clients include Baby Magic, Charlesbridge Press, and Downtown Bookworks.
Mai currently lives in Long Beach, CA, USA with her fiance Joshua Kemble (Xeric Grant Winner for NUMB/comic book artist/designer/illustrator) and their pug dogs, C.K. Dexter Haven and Dozer.
Please visit her website or blog for more info! www.maikemble.com or www.maiskemble.blogspot.com
About > Activities
I was Born in Buenos Aires, Argentine, in 1973, where I continue to live now.
I am both, illustrator and graphic designer and frequently combine these two creative aspects in my work. I enjoy illustrating everything: books, toys, notebooks, stickers, puzzles, posters, magazines, movies, CD covers, calendars, advertising, or vinyls.
My books have been published in Argentine, France, México and Spain.
Kestutis Kasparavicius was born in 2 June, 1954 Aukstadvaris, Lithuania.
In 1962- 1972 studied at M.K.Ciurlionis Art School, a choir conducting class.
In 1972- 1981 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius, a graphic design class.
Since 1984 he has been working as a children`s books illustrator and author and has
completed 48 books.
His works has published for various publishers from whole world: Nieko Rimto, Vilnius;
Esslinger Verlag, Esslingen; Coppenrath Verlag, Munster; Grimm Press, Taipei;
Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, Agertofts Forlag, Kopenhagen, Papadopoulos, Athens,
Calligram, Paris, Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico, Jakkajungsin Publishing, Seoul,
Daeyeon Publishing, Seoul, Livraria Martins Fontes Editora, Sao Paulo,
Editora Atica, Sao Paulo, Gotmer-Becht-Aramith, Bloemendaal,
Harry N.Abrams, New York, Thule Ediciones, Barcelona, Yavneh, Jerusalem.
Kestutis Kasparavicius books have published into 23 languages.
In 1993 he was honored as Illustrator of the Year by Bologna Children`s Book Fair,
2003 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition Award for Excellence and his illustrations have
selected for fair`s exhibition 13 times.
Kestutis was also awarted the Golden Pen of Belgrade, 1990, the II Diploma Premi
International Catalonia d`Illustracio, Barcelona, 1994, Diploma, Tallin Illustrations
Best Lithuanian Children`s Book, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009;
Lithuanian Children`s Literary Award, 2008;
The Gold Sign of Lithuanian Artists Assotiation, 2010;
Baltic Sea Region J?nis Baltvilks International Prize in Children's Literature and Book Art, 2010;
K?stutis was nomined for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, 2005 and 2006 also
for The Hans Christian Andersen Award, 2008 and 2010.
Kestutis favorite technology is watercolour.
Judith Loske wurde 1988 geboren. 2010 hat sie ihren Abschluss als Diplomillustratorin gemacht und arbeitet nun freiberuflich vorwiegend im Kinderbuchbereich.
Sie arbeitet am liebsten mit dem Bleistift und einer Mischtechnik aus Buntstift und Aquarell. Zum Schluss werden die einzelnen Bildbestandteile am Computer, wie bei einer Collage, zusammengefügt.
Judith Loske was born in 1988. 2010 she completed her degree in illustration. Now she works as a freelancer in the field of children's book illustration. She likes to work with pencils, watercolours and the computer.
Visit me: www.judith-loske.de
Our love for traveling started more more than twenty years ago in a plane somewhere in the skies of South America when a man showed us his passport stamped in several Antarctic scientific bases. We immediately decided to go there. That was the beginning of numerous adventurous trips to many remote parts of the world.
Our pictures appear on a regular basis on the UNESCO World Heritage website as well as on brochures and exhibitions related to conservation.
Since 2005, we switched to digital photography and attended many workshops.
G & M Therin-Weise