The fourth girl in a family of 8 children, Colleen Madden made it through childhood pretending to be a space princess with a wookie sidekick and drawing in her cardboard box art studio. Colleen spent some time acting and training at The Second City in Chicago, then went on to graduate from a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts, with a contract major in illustration and English literature. She is currently residing in the Philadelphia area, with her writer-husband, and their 2 sons. She has illustrated for many different kinds of clients and is the recipient of an International Greeting Card Louie Award. When not illustrating, Colleen can be found long distance running, making her boys giggle, and eating lots and lots of sushi.|
Below are some of her recent projects, Shelley Frankenstein!: CowPiggy (Top Shelf Productions), The 12 Days series by Jenna Lettice (Random House), A Christmas Too Big (Two Lions), Be Your Own Hero by Lisa King (National Center for Youth Issues), What If Everybody Thought That? by Ellen Javernick (Two Lions), The Kiddie Table (Capstone), What If Everybody Said That by Ellen Javernick (Two Lions), ASPCA PAW Pals series by Brenda Scott Royce (Studio Fun International), Monkey Walk (Clarion Books), Happy Birthday to You! (MoonDance Press), All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey (Doubleday Books for Young Readers), What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick (Amazon Children's Publishing), What If a Stranger Approaches You? by Anara Guard (Picture Window Books).
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Directory of Illustration