Elissa is a freelance children’s illustrator and author who spends her days conjuring up strange oddities from her colourful desk in London’s Fleece Station Studio. When she’s not scribbling with her favourite pencil, scrawling and tapping on her computer or splashing watercolours about, she makes greeting cards and plush toys and also runs illustration workshops at schools. She is the author/illustrator of The Princess and the Sleep Stealer, and The Little Adventurers alongside Philip Ardagh.
Elissa and Philip are currently creating a new series together, Stick & Fetch. The first book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, will be published on March 1st 2018 – just in time for the festival!