Sean Qualls finds inspiration everywhere, from old buildings, nature, fairy tales, black memorabilia, and outsider art to cave paintings, African imagery, mythology, music, and his native Brooklyn. He is the co-illustrator, with his wife, Selina Alko, of the celebrated picture books Two Friends
by Dean Robbins and The Case for Loving
by Selina Alko. Other acclaimed picture books he has illustrated include Giant Steps to Change the World
by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, Little Cloud and Lady Wind
by Toni Morrison and her son Slade, Dizzy
by Jonah Winter, and Before John Was a Jazz Giant
by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family. Visit him online at seanqualls.com.