Ksenia Topaz

Photo provided by illustrator.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Tinderbox of Andersen

What’s your favorite line from a book?

The first line of the story.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Viktor Pivovarov, David Polonsky, Norman Rockwell.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I grew up in an atmosphere of art, and spent a lot of time with beautiful illustrated children’s books. I think this first love navigated me to choose this profession.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Be inquisitive to the world around you, don’t miss important details, and create out of love.