Migy (pronounced ‘Miggy’) or Migy Blanco was born in Salford, England, Migy went to university in London, and then spent 10 years working in advertising and editorial illustration. After marrying, he moved to Buenos Aires. There, surrounded by the vibrancy and colour of South America, he developed a children’s book style that is bold, magical and eye-catching. Migy recently moved back to the UK and, for the first time in his life, he is living outside of a mega-city, enjoying nature and exploring new inspiration. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s book price for his work on Cinderella’s Sister and the Big Bad WOLF and has worked solidly ever since.
“Children familiar with the traditional version, especially those into big shiny vehicles, might just go for the wild enthusiasm MacDonald and his animals show for things that go.” — Booklist for ‘Old MacDonald’s Things That Go’ by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Migy Blanco.
“Clarke’s adapted stanzas are sure to draw giggles in several places… and Blanco’s detail-crammed scenes will have readers poring over the pages.” — Publishers Weekly for ‘Old Macdonald’s Things That Go’ by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Migy Blanco.
‘With rich, digitally created illustrations, simple and succinct text, and familiar characters, this picture book is sure to be a hit and make a great read-aloud for early elementary students.’ — School Library Connection for ‘Cinderella’s Sister and the Big Bad Wolf’ by Lorraine Carey, illustrated by Migy Blanco.