Joanne Renaud, who earned a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design, has been writing, drawing and painting as long as she can remember. She went to college in a variety of places, including Northern Ireland and Southern California, and enjoys history, comics, children’s books, and cheesy fantasy movies from the ’80s. She currently works as both an author and a freelance illustrator in the Los Angeles area. Her novel "A Question of Time"
was released from Champagne Books in November 2012, and her illustration clients include Simon & Schuster, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Macmillan-McGraw Hill, Harcourt Inc., Zaner Bloser, and GOS Multimedia.
Favourite Visual Artist
Trina Schart Hyman, Sanjulian, Loren Long, Rebecca Guay, Kinuko Craft, Maggi, Owen Smith
Fantasia, Citizen Kane, Fellowship of the Ring, Turn Back the Clock, The Three Musketeers (1973)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Madonna, Chemical Bros., Lou Reed, Orbital, Fatboy Slim, Television, Kate Bush, Way Out West
Tanith Lee, James M. Cain, Rafael Sabatini, Clark Ashton Smith, Gillian Bradshaw, Jared Diamond
"King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella."
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
mechanical pencil, acrylic paints, water, and teeny tiny brushes.
Illustration, writing, fanfiction, travel, history, costume design, psychology, martinis