Neil Sullivan has over 25 years experience in the advertising industry as a copywriter and art director, creating hundreds of funny TV ads. Neil has always had a keen interest in writing and drawing funny kids' books and cartoons. He uses his insightful advertising communication skills to connect with parents and children alike. All his Ollie And Nina And stories are based on insightful truths with a teeny bit of artistic license thrown in for added humorous effect. Neil likes to observe the silly doggie things Ollie and Nina do, and uses that as inspiration to create his hilarious cartoon strips.
A graduate of Leeds Polytechnic in the mid 1980s, where he studied Graphic Design and Illustration, Steven Burke has gone on to to forge a career within the graphic design industry as a Senior Designer Visualiser with one of the leading design consultancies in his native northeast of England, and he works on a variety of projects for national and international household names. Steven has the ability to work in a variety of styles, both conventional and digital, but still feels he is searching for the style that would suit him best. Often inspired by both the traditional and new, he feels that we are never too old to learn new methods and techniques of working. Steven met Neil Sullivan when they were both at art college in Durham, and they have collaborated on two children's books: The Little House that Didn’t Have a Home, and My Grandad Can Draw Anything - but He Can’t Draw Hands!