Valentin Schönbeck is an illustrator and cartoonist and lives in Stockholm. His way into illustrating children's books was via cartooning, which affects how his storytelling in pictures has been shaped. He has also received the Great Cartoonist Award twice.
For OLIKA, Valentin has illustrated the books Snygg rädning, Hedvig!, Du ta den den, Hedvig! and stylish breaking, Behrang, which are inspired by national team stars Hedvig Lindahl and Behrang Safari's childhood and upbringing.
"The most fun I know is the sketching itself, capturing the image in the head on the paper. It is equally rewarding every time.”