Andy Runton

Andy is the creator of the breakout all-ages series of graphic novels, Owly, featuring a kind-hearted little owl who's always searching for new friends and adventure. Relying on a mixture of symbols and expressions to tell his silent stories, Andy's work showcases both his gift for characterization and his love of birds, animals, and the outdoors. His animated and heartwarming style has made him a favorite of both fans and critics alike.

The Owly series has earned him multiple awards in the comics and graphic novel community, including the Harvey Award, two Ignatz Awards, the 2006 Eisner Award for "Best Publication for a Younger Audience,” and many others. He lives in the greater Atlanta area, where he works full-time on Owly comics, picture books, and graphic novels.