nerdMichelle Vigeant has been drawing animals since she was a child. She holds a degree in biology to further her understanding about how critters work. Spending years studying their bones, tracks and more ( yes, even their scat!) gives her a very intimate perspective of their habits, anatomy and placement within the world. Her illustration style is inspired by American comic-book line work as well as color from illustrators such as James Gurney of the Dinotopia books. She is very versatile in subject matter. Her favorite materials are watercolors, markers, colored pencils and ink.

She has illustrated the cover of the book “The Whispering Basket” which is available on, done a number of shows in the western Massachusetts area, and can often be found at various fandom conventions throughout the eastern coast of the US.