Alyssa Bermudez is a born and bred New Yorker living down under in Tasmania, Australia! She studied illustration and animation at the Fashion Institute of Technology for undergraduate and graduate courses. As an author, illustrator, and art teacher for students aged 5-75+, she strives to put the KA-POW into stories and learning, while representing children of diverse backgrounds. Big Apple Diaries is her debut graphic novel. Her illustrations can be found on fabric and fashion, in magazines, many children’s books and even on stage! She is obsessed with dogs, books, live sketching, mountain biking, traveling and keeping plants alive.

Read more about Alyssa and her work at https://www.alyssabermudezart.com