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Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books World of Flowers, Ivy and the Inky Butterfly, Johanna’s Christmas, Magical Jungle, Lost Ocean, Enchanted Forest, and Secret Garden. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees.