Gérard Lo Monaco is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before founding his own graphic design agency called Les Associés Réunis in Paris in 1995, he was involved in the creation of a circus, a puppet-making company, and a wooden-horse merry-go-round—all of which toured throughout France. In parallel, he designed album covers and posters for which he was awarded a prestigious prize from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
Jérémie Fischer is a young French illustrator who graduated from Strasbourg’s Haute École des Arts du Rhin in 2011. His work is inspired by the Russian Constructivists, artists such as Henri Matisse and Paul Klee, as well as the designers Enzo Mari and Bruno Munari. Fischer has already designed several children’s books using a similar silk-screen and cut-out style. The Night Watchman is his second collaboration with Jean-Baptiste Labrune. Having graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris, Labrune now works as an elementary school teacher and author.
Frank Schmeißer lives in Cologne, Germany and is the author of several children’s books in German. Superheroes is his first book published in English. Schmeißer enjoys reading printed books rather than digital ones, although ever since several of his books sunk while he read them in the bathtub, he would rather listen to audio books there. If he had a superpower, he would want it to be endless patience.
This modern fairytale reveals what can happen when someone interferes with nature’s rhythm. It teaches children to respect and appreciate the environment. Inspired by Muslim and Hindu myths, author Karthika Naïr and illustrator Joëlle Jolivet have created a compelling narrative style and visual language to tell their tale.
Andrea de La Barre de Nanteuil lives in Paris, where she works as a public relations manager for a large fashion house. Her passion is writing—ideally while enjoying the view of the city’s rooftops from her kitchen window. The Story of Mademoiselle Oiseau, her children’s book debut, was inspired by the Paris of the 1920s and 1930s as well as long walks by the River Seine.