Karen Cheung is an illustrator and animator based in the UK with a wonderful style. Her characters are lively and fun, as are her sketches in graphite. She was the winner of the Macmillan prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in 2006 — not a bad feat at all for someone who used to be a zoologist!
Looking through her beautiful website, it’s evident she has an offbeat sense of humor that I appreciate. Watch out for this lady, as she’s planning to open up shop soon!