After college, Troy Cummings spent several years working in the art department of the Chicago Tribune. He then became an illustrator for a kids’ website called FreeZone. In 2000, Troy decided to start his own studio, focusing on editorial and educational illustration. As one of the most recognized children’s book illustrators, many children’s book publishers have sought his expertise, including Time for Kids, NY Daily News, Pearson/Scott Foresman, Random House, and Cartoon Network.
Troy has also created animated versions of a child’s nightmare for a production of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges for the DePauw Opera that were projected onto screens above the stage to interact with the performers. Troy lives in Indiana with his wife, who is a French professor; his baby, who is working on her third tooth; and his cat, who chases dogs. Learn more about Troy Cummings and his signature style at his artist website.