Mike Marlbrough was a freelance graphic designer, comic book artist, performer and teacher with a career spanning two decades before beginning his career as a picture book author-illustrator. He is an active advocate for the education of young artists, and has received several awards and honors for his work in the community with children and teens. Mike lives in Orange, New Jersey, with his wife, two adventurous kids, and a cat named Agnes who hates him. Follow Mike on Twitter @studiomalbrough.
Lori Richmond is a corporate creative director turned picture book maker. She is the author-illustrator of Pax and Blue, which The New York Times called a “sprightly debut,” and Bunny’s Staycation, coming in 2018. Lori is also the illustrator of A Hop Is Up and several other picture books.
Before her career as an author-illustrator, Lori was a sought-after expert on all things baby and parenting as a contributing editor to leading pregnancy and parenting brand, The Bump. She has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CNN, and more.
Lori lives and creates in Brooklyn, NY with her design-y husband and two sons, both of whom are named after typefaces.