Chicagoan Andrew Prahin spent alternating childhood summers in The-Middle-of-Nowhere, Ireland. The-Middle-of-Nowhere took Andrew’s imagination under its wing, supplying him with bogs and forests (ideal for exploring) and folk tales (ideal for fear-of-kidnapping-by-fairies induced-insomnia).
While attending Northern Illinois University for Illustration, Andrew won a partial college scholarship from his hometown of Arlington Heights by detailing his dream of working in children’s books. Upon graduation, he promptly went into advertising. With the publication of his first title, BRIMSBY’S HATS, Andrew made things right with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew lives with his children and his amazingly supportive wife, Katie, who allows him to disappear into local coffee shops where he writes and draws for hours at a time.