© by David Cotter
Priscilla Alpaugh has been creating illustrations in her studio at ArtSpace Maynard since 2001. She received her BFA in Painting and Illustration from UMass Amherst and her MFA in Illustration (ABD) from Syracuse University. Priscilla is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Greater Boston Illustrators’ Group, and the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers. She lives in the greater Boston area. You can see her work at www.PriscillaAlpaugh.com.
© by David Cotter
Wayne Geehan has been a commercial artist and illustrator for more than forty years. He has worked as a freelance illustrator for various businesses and publishers, and has illustrated jigsaw puzzles, games, magazine covers, and art for advertising, along with eighteen children’s books. Wayne’s first venture in children’s books was to illustrate 48 page illustrated classics for Troll Publishing. The books were Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, and Men of Iron, by Howard Pyle. For fifteen-plus years Wayne has illustrated the popular and successful “Math Adventure” children’s books for Charlesbridge Publishing, with a total of twelve Math adventure books to date. He has just finished his ninth Sir Cumference Math Adventure, Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle, by Cindy Neuschwander and is now in the process of illustrating his tenth Sir Cumference book. Wayne has also written four children’s stories with jigsaw puzzles for BePuzzled University Games. Wayne lives with his wife, Susan, in Acton, MA, has four grown children and two grandchildren. See Wayne’s illustrations on www.waynegeehan.com.
© by David Cotter
Ed Shems is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been designing and illustrating books, posters, editorials, and cartoons for more than 20 years. His two most recent chapter books are: Elephitten and Kelev’s Journey. He is also currently writing and illustrating his own stories. Along with his creative partner, Justin Perricone, Ed writes and produces webinars and lectures on how creative professionals can be better at business (visit www.creativerelay.com). He has spoken at events held at Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art. Ed lives in Needham, MA, with his wife, Bree and their two children, Leo and Cora. Ed’s other baby is his continuously expanding garden. You can find Ed’s illustration and graphic design work at www.edfredned.com and all over social media: @edfredned.
© by Susan Williams
Toby Williams says: “Drawing was always a pastime for me. I wanted to be a cartoonist since I was young. Being an avid reader of the newspaper comics and comic books spurred me along but it didn't get me there. You have to be a story teller as well, or have a cohort who is. In any case, I kept drawing and ended up becoming an illustrator after majoring in sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design. That started because of meeting up with a teacher of animation who later hired me to assist him at a studio producing corporate presentations. After two years I left and started freelancing and earning better wages. Though initially doing corporate presentations, I eventually edged my way into the different publishers of text books. That eventually led to illustrating children's story books which I really enjoyed. What got me going with the cut paper medium for my work was a request to use that medium by a client. I liked it and continued with it developing it into a more three dimensional style.I am now semi-retired as a book illustrator but am still producing small sculptures of robots.”