Author(s): Nick Bromley
What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realised that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was - not to put too fine a point on it - furious? Would you slam that book shut and cram it in the bookshelf for evermore, or would you be brave enough to peek?
When Nicola O'Byrne was 5 years old her parents banned Saturday morning television, and she has been drawing ever since. Nicola grew up in Singapore surrounded by the vibrant colours of the tropics and had not even heard of illustration as a career before she discovered the Illustration course at Edinburgh College of Art. Having graduated from ECA, Nicola has now completed a Masters in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art, as well as pursuing a career in children's book illustration. She gets most of her ideas for children's books when she should be working on something else, and bases all of her characters on people she knows. Nick Bromley works in educational publishing. His collaboration with Nicola O'Byrne and Nosy Crow on the words for Open Very Carefully will be his debut publishing event.