Lucia is a freelance illustrator specialising in children's books.
Since moving to Australia in 2007 Lucia has collaborated with Australian and English publishers and has illustrated fifteen books such as:• Come Down Cat! (CBCA Honour Book and shortlisted in the Prime Minister's Award, 2012)• Family Forest (CBCA shortlisted in 2011) and the successful series Our Australian Girl.
Lucia likes to create whimsical characters and dynamic compositions and she works with traditional techniques, mixing watercolour, pencil and acrylic.
David Lovegrove is a writer/illustrator and one of Australia’s best- known manga artists. He has also created manga stories and art for major corporations including Emirates Airlines, Cochlear Ltd (inventors of the bionic ear) and Daiso Australia (Japanese supermarket chain).
David's manga workshops for young people have been voted ‘Most popular workshop’ during Japan Week in Brisbane (for the Consulate General of Japan) and he has run hundreds of well attended workshops around Australia at literary festivals, schools and libraries.
As well as being a manga artist, David has some extraordinary gifts including being a genuine Master of Chinese Kung Fu and being able to draw with two hands at once!