Larissa Marantz worked as a character designer on Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” and “Rocket Power”. She illustrated several books for Nickelodeon as well, including Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Wild Thornberrys. When she’s not illustrating, Larissa enjoys teaching figure drawing to animation students at Laguna College of Art and Design. She also runs her own company, OC Art Studios, through which she teaches art to elementary through high-school age students. Her illustrations are inspired by her three children and her humorous husband, Keith Marantz, with whom she collaborates on picture books.
Keith Marantz loves writing for children. His ever-flowing inspiration comes from his own three. They serve as his idea-proving grounds and are also his toughest critics. Keith loves visual humor but, sadly, can't draw his way out of a paper bag. Fortunately, his wife, Larissa, can. She is the other half of the Marantz duo that takes his ideas and turns them into amazing kid-lit art.
Larissa & Keith live in Orange County, California. You can find Larissa online at http://www.larissamarantz.com, @LarissaMarantz (Twitter) and @larissadrawsstuff (Instagram). Larissa and Keith are both represented by Rachel Orr at Prospect Literary.