year's illustrator is Chris Tougas. Chris is
a writer-illustrator who loves dogs, the great outdoors, writing
fun stories and making art. He was born in Santa Monica, California.
He has studied art and animation in both Canada and the US, and
has worked in film animation at Disney and other studios. Chris
lives and works in Victoria. For the last 10 years Chris has worked
as both a concept developer and character designer for film, television
and new media companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal,
Sesame Workshop, Bardel Entertainment, Animation Lab, Nelvana,
Fox and many others.
Chris's Blog - http://christougas.blogspot.com/
Awards - Honorable Mention for
the 2008 CLA's Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for children's
book illustration. Winner of the 2008 Alcuin Award for excellence
in book design.