1. Cory Godbey

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    Cory Godbey is an American illustrator based in South Carolina. He has worked on David Petersen’s Mouse Guard, the award-winning documentary film The Last Flight of Petr Ginz, contributed to the award-winning Flight anthologies and is a member of fantasy art collective Muddy Colors.

    Like many children, Godbey just loved to draw. When he was a little older, he majored in art in college but did not go to an art school. Self-motivated and largely self-taught, he would learn from his friends, Maurice Sendak, Peter de Sève, Carter Goodrich, and Golden Age Illustrators.

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  2. Georges Beuville (1902 — 1982)

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    Georges Beuville was a French illustrator and painter. In a career spanning over 40 years, he worked in advertising, sculpture, set design, comics and cinema.

    He was born in Calvados, France, in 1902. As a young boy, Beuville enjoyed wandering the countryside and he participated in hunting with his father and uncle. He studied Decorative Arts at l’École Germain-Pilon (now École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers d’art), in Paris.

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  3. Luke Pearson

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    Luke Pearson is a British illustrator and comic artist. He has worked with a wonderful array of client including The New Yorker, Penguin, Cartoon Network, The Guardian, and Little White Lies. However, he probably best known for his award-winning series of comics, Hilda.

    Born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1987. Doodling from very young, Pearson started adding speech bubbles as soon as he figured out how to draw people. He knew early on that he wanted to be a professional cartoonist. But he was daunted by, and unsure of, how the industry worked. And so, he went to university to study illustration.

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  4. Chervelle Fryer

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    Recent graduate, Chervelle Fryer, is already capturing people’s attention. She was picked out by illustration agency Jelly London during New Designers 2015. Nicki Field at Jelly also nominated Fryer for DigitalArts’ annual illustrators you need to know about list.

    Fryer is from Cardiff, Wales. She studied Illustration and Animation at Coventry University. She Graduated with a (Ba) First Class Honours in 2015. While at university she actively applied for small exhibitions and got involved in many projects. She co-managed two exhibitions and had work selected for three others. She was a finalist in Tapirulan Illustrators Contest and has also been involved in three book projects.

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  5. Benji Davies

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    Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director. His charming and timeless children’s stories have merited many awards and accolades.

    Davies grew up in Peterborough, England. He studied animation at University in Hull. He decided to move south, to London, to work as an animation director. Working on a diverse range of projects including directing animated commercials, music promos and short films, before finally finding his home in children’s books.

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  6. Becky Dreistadt

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    Becky Dreistadt is a painter and comic artist working in Los Angeles. She the artist of comics Tiny Kitten Teeth, and Capture Creatures.

    Growing up in Virginia, and raised on cartoons, Dreistadt dreamt big. “Wanting to be the very best, like no one ever was.” At just 15 years old, she began working as a caricature artist at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. Her quest then led her to Georgia, where she studied at Savannah College of Art & Design.

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  7. Manu Larcenet

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    Emmanuel Larcenet, better known as Manu Larcenet. He is a French comics writer, illustrator and colourist. A prominent name in Franco-Belgian comics. To date he has worked on in excess of 50 books. Larcenet is known for his humour, showcased on title Bill Baroud and Le retour à la terre (The return to earth). However, he has demonstrated a great strength to handle deeper social and emotional content, evident in Le combat ordinaire (Ordinary Victories) and Blast.

    Born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, Larcenet was making comics from the age of 10. He studied art in Sèvres and then completed a visual communication degree at École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers, also called Olivier de Serres.

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