Andy Smith

I was born in Bankstown, NSW in 1970 and grew up with a fantasy world at my doorstep. Next to the house ran a creek. In one direction was a state forest with pirate caves, precarious bridges over deep gorges and mammoth trees as far as the eye could see; in the other direction , a network of tunnels (some would say 'sewers') that ran underground to all parts of the neighbourhood. Needless to say, I didn't spend much time indoors.

I am now a Melbourne-based freelance illustrator, Tolkien tragic and lover of all things fae.