Holley Maher is the artist behind the stationery brand Wink Wink Paper Co., for which she was named one of the top creative stationers in Middle America. Holley has dreamt of illustrating books since she first started reading them, and was deeply inspired by classic mid-century picture books like Madeline, Polly and the Wolf, Tom’s Midnight Garden, and The Littlest Witch. The Strega Nona books by Tomie DePaula were especially cherished in her Italian-American household.read more
Holley’s work is bright, colorful, cheeky, and rich in detail, but she also loves to draw things that are spooky, mysterious, and alluring. Holley finds inspiration in classic folk tales, architecture, old musicals, vintage illustration and textile design, and in her flower garden. Her debut illustrated series Little Kid, Big City is releasing with Quirk Books over 2021 and 2022. The first in the series, Little Kid, Big City: New York is out now, with London, Paris, and San Francisco soon to follow. You can follow Holley for her latest illustration content on her TikTok.