Vincent X. Kirsch is an author, illustrator and designer living in Los Angeles. His illustrations are created in a two-dimensional adaptation of the paper cut toy theaters that he has been building for most of his life. His work is very influenced by theater, puppetry, poster art, classical painting techniques and Hollywood films. His whimsical character designs and storylines range from the fantastically out-of-this-world to inspiringly down-to-earth.
An editor at Bloomsbury USA discovered one of Mr. Kirsch’s illustration style in The New York Times Book Review and thought it a perfect match for children’s books. A small doodle she noticed in his sketchbook of two zany sisters inspired him to create “the greatest department store in the world” for his first book, Natalie & Naughtily (Bloomsbury USA, Fall 2008).