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Illustrator in the house

I am thrilled to introduce you to my illustrator Jenika Ioffreda!

Music Audio Stories illustrator Jenika Ioffreda

Jenika helped me design the Storytime with Anna Christina logo and we have been working together ever since on ideas for a book. Not just any book... a book with activities in! ????

We have come up with a great way to incorporate my Storytime with a book so children can listen, look, write, and learn as they go through my stories.

I absolutely LOVE her drawings and her style is so unique and perfect for Music Audio Stories. Jenika has been reading and drawing comics for as long as she can remember!

After attending Scuola Romana dei Fumetti (Roman School of Comics) in Italy she moved to the United Kingdom where she self-publishes her award-nominated comic book series Vampire Free Style: the story of a black cat in a world of magic, mysteries, vampires, and witches. Her series has sold over 5,000 copies at comic conventions over Europe, has been praised by reviewers, has a loyal following, and has been requested as set dressing for the movie 'This Must Be The Place'.

All of my characters are based on insects and animals and their adventures. As I am writing the script and their lines, I sometimes have an idea of how I think they may look. I see them as the insect or animal which they are but in cartoon form. At times, I imagine them with a specific or memorable item of clothing on, such as a backward baseball cap or something. Then Jenika will bring them into colourful life on the page! Sometimes I have no idea of how they look and Jenika comes up with sketches and ideas I would never have thought of! It's such a fun process.

As well as working on my first book, I am also putting together a Storytime with Anna Christina Package. Lots of parents have been asking me for this when I do my library visits. It's a great idea! 😊

???? Anna Christina

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