Macky Pamintuan was born and raised in Davao, a city in the southern Philippines. As a young child, drawing was his favorite pastime and an activity that brought him delight and satisfaction. Early on, his parents discovered that giving him paper and pencil was a sure way to keep him busy, quiet, and out of trouble. He still remembers the day when he successfully drew Mickey Mouse and Superman, a huge breakthrough and a sweet triumph. He moved to San Francisco at age 21 and in 1998 enrolled in the Academy of Art College to pursue illustration. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in December 2003. When not illustrating, Macky enjoys playing basketball, his other true passion. |
Below are his most recent projects, Vanishing Act by Laura Martin (HarperCollins), Hello, Anger by Jessica Sinarski (National Center for Youth Issues), Noah Green Saves the World by Laura Toffler-Corrie (Kar-Ben Publishing), Once Upon a Fairy Tale series by Anna Staniszewski (Scholastic Inc), Kisses for Kindergarten by Livingstone Crouse (Silver Dolphin Books), Zoo Zoom! by Candace Ryan (Bloomsbury USA Childrens), Flat Stanley Goes Camping goes into Happy Meal Book, Flat Stanley's worldwide Adventures by Jeff Brown (HarperCollins), Alien in My Pocket Book Series written by Nate Ball (HarperCollins), The Night Before Baseball at the Park by the Bay by David Schnell (Partnership with the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants), Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe by Tim J. Myers (Sterling),Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: Cupcake Chaos, The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle, Cape Mermaid Mystery, Scream for Ice Cream, Ski School Sneak & Earth Day Escapade all written by Carolyn Keene (Aladdin), Alfred Zector, Book Collector by Kelly Dipucchio (HarperCollins), Twelve Haunted Rooms of Halloween (Sterling), Bedtime at the Swamp by Kristyn Crow (HarperCollins), and Baseball from A to Z by Michael P. Spradlin (HarperCollins).