Swiss-American author/illustrator Annina Luck was born in Mainz, Germany and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up, she created characters with stories for her little brother and sister and often acted them out with chess pieces, paper dolls or trains and cars. Her favorite books were The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, and all of the Tintin and Asterix books.
Now, her picture book and middle grade stories are also inspired by her love of folklore and history—especially Byzantine and Tudor history. In her illustrations, she dreams up a new techniques for each project, creating textures with awl or embossing tools and combining watercolors with collage and embossed gold foils. She often adds the line work digitally along with flourishes and extra details.
Annina currently serves as the Illustrator Coordinator for the Long Island chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is also a member of he Historical Novel Society (HNS), Long Island Children’s Writers and Illustrators (LICWI) and the Huntington Arts Council.
To view her portfolio, please visit her artist’s page.