Mandy Ord is a Melbourne based illustrator and cartoonist with a long history of self-publishing and three published books, NY, Rooftops and Sensitive Creatures. In 2012 Sensitive Creatures received a White Ravens award at the Bologna Book Fair. Mandy was the Stories NOW Creator-in-Residence at RMIT in 2103 and in 2015 was a guest speaker at the Jaipur International Literature Festival. In 2015 Mandy collaborated with Indian author Annie Zaidi and the Radio National creative audio unit Radio With Pictures. Mandy’s passion for the medium of comics has inspired her to present lectures and workshops to schools, universities, festivals and community groups across Australia and internationally.