Cindy Derby, Pink is...Perseverance

Cindy Derby

Cindy Derby

Powdered graphite, watercolor, digital

Cindy Derby is an illustrator and author based out of San Francisco. How to Walk an Ant is her debut picture book, which has been praised as “[a] freaky, bizarre delight” (Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) and named one of The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children's Books of 2019 (100 Scope Notes). Current and upcoming titles include: Climbing Shadows: Poems for Children by Shannon Bramer (Groundwood Books, 2019), Outside In by New York Times best selling author Deborah Underwood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020), The Boy And The Gorilla by Jackie Azúa Kramer (Candlewick Press, 2020), and her second author/illustrated book Two Many Birds(Roaring Brook Press, 2020). Cindy's background is in puppetry and she has performed all over the world. She received her Master of Arts from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was awarded grants for her productions from The Jim Henson Foundation and Puppet Animation Scotland. In 2014 Cindy won the grand prize for her illustration portfolio at the annual SCBWI conference in Los Angeles.


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