Matthew McElligott is the author and illustrator of many books for children including the Mad Scientist Academy series, Even Aliens Need Snacks, Even Monsters Need Haircuts, and the Benjamin Franklinstein series. His books have been published around the world in many languages on five contintents. Recent awards include the 2012-13 Oregon Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award for The Lion’s Share and the 2012-13 South Dakota Prairie Bud Children’s Book Award for Even Monsters Need Haircuts.
While pursuing his undergraduate degree from Alfred University, Matt took a semester off to intern at Squeaky Wheel with his longtime friend Igor Vamos. After graduating from Alfred, he went on to graduate study at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study. Today, Matt teaches as a Professor of Graphic and Media Design at the Sage Colleges in Albany. He lives on a small farm in upstate New York with his wife and son and over a dozen chickens.
For more information on his books, lectures, and author visits, visit his website at: www.matthewmcelligott.com