Roland Garrigue is a prolific children’s book illustrator from Paris, France. From kindergarten to today, he has never ceased drawing. As a child he read his favorite books hundreds of times over, and became inspired by the work of Tomi Ungerer, Colin Hawkins, and Quentin Blake. He attended art school in Strasbourg, and became a children’s illustrator himself. He loves to draw fantastic universes and surreal situations, populating his books with characters from all walks of life – monsters, vampires, witches, pirates, aliens, children, and all the strange creatures he can dream up. Roland loves to travel and explore foreign cities and countries, and he hopes his stories can transport his readers to equally exciting places. His illustrations may feature absurd scenarios and bizarre creatures, but at its heart, his work expresses truths and experiences about the world we live in.
Awards / Honors
- Prix de la Presse des Jeunes 2007
- Prix Fiera del Libro 2008 (Turin)
- Prix Sorcières 2008 Catégorie Documentaire
- Prix de l’éducation enfantine 2009
- Prix Marseille 2010