Anna Vaivare (1987) is an architect and illustrator who draws comics and illustrations, visualising even the most complex messages with great skill. She has made illustrations for several children’s books. In 2017 she made her international debut – illustrations for poems by Julia Bird Now You Can Look (The Emma Press, 2017). Her comic strips have been published in magazines Kuš! and Benji Knewman, as well as exhibited in Latvia and internationally.
2017, The Golden Apple-tree National Book Art Contest Award for Zirgā [Riding High], 2017, by Inese Zandere
2016, The International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art for Saputrotā putra [The ungruelling gruel], 2015, by Leons Briedis
Tuhatnelja edasi! (Zirgā)
Title: Tuhatnelja edasi!
Päike ja Pilv, Estonia
The author, the illustrator, the original publisher
This imaginative picture book tells a story of a boy learning to play a piano.