Ayesha L. Rubio

Ayesha L. Rubio was born in Madrid, Spain, in February. She loved to draw, but unfortunately for her family, any surface was an empty canvas for her. Her grandfather taught her to draw on paper, instead of furniture or walls. Nowadays, she lives in London and works as an author and illustrator and occasional animator.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Momo by Michael Ende and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“I’ll eat you up I love you so.”—Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Craig Thompson, Carson Ellis, Isabelle Arsenault

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I had no choice, it’s what I love to do!

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Follow your passion, work hard, and do what you love.