Kelly Canby was born in London, England, but has lived in Australia since the grand old age of three, which is probably about the same age she started playing with pencils and crayons, and it was probably only a few years after that that she decided playing with pencils and crayons was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
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With a Bachelor of Art (Design & Illustration) from Curtin University, Western Australia, Kelly has been scribbling professionally, and much more neatly, since her early twenties, predominantly as a graphic designer and now as an illustrator, and soon-to-be author, of children’s books. Not a day goes by where Kelly hasn’t made some type of doodle or sketch or scribble and she still believes 100% that this is what she wants to do for the rest of her life.
Peter Pauper Press is publishing her first author illustrated picture book, All the Lost Things and Kelly is currently writing and illustrating two more picture books, A Very Marvelous Goggles of Amplified Awareness and The Hole Story that are available for consideration.
'There’s no missing the Big Message debut author-artist Canby is determined to deliver... her freewheeling pictures, which combine cartooning with collage, are confident, fresh and chummy.' - Publishers Weekly