Where do you live?
In a small town called Kfar-Saba (which is in free translation is grandfather's village), Israel.
Where have you lived?
In Petach-tikva, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Ramat-Gan. Last year I moved between 4 diferent appartments.
What medium do you use?
Color Pencil and computer.
Where do you buy your art supplies?
I buy a specific color pencil at the internet, but I use so much of it that even they are out of supply now...
What color combination are you most excited about right now?
Turquoise and red.
What blog(s) do you read?
My husbend's http://israblog.nana10.co.il/blogread.asp?blog=660625 (but it's in hebrew...)
Why do you like being an illustrator in 10 words or less?
I draw all day, and get paid for it!
If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
I would probebly work with children.
What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
Just did it! It's called
Where would you like to travel to next?
What movie have you seen several times?
What is your favorite cheese?
Do you wear shoes when you do art?
Yes. Mostly slippers.
What’s your middle name?
Don't have any
What do you wish your middle name was?
If you could eat only one food, what would it be?
Whipped cream!!!
How do you stay in shape?
Go to the kitchen and back.
How don’t you stay in shape?
Go to the kitchen.
What is your current favorite font?
I object typography.
How do you take your coffee?
Don't take any since I'm pregmant. Miss it. (yawn...)
Whom would you like to meet?
All the kids that buy the Hexen Wimmelbuch
What do you fancy for dinner tonight?
Whipped cream!
What's uniqe in the way you illustrate?
I hold the pencil very stangely.

Rachel Shalev

Rachel Shalev besuchte die Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem und lebt mit ihrem Mann in Kfar Saba in Israel. Sie hat bereits in vielen Ländern als Illustratorin von Kinder und Jugendbüchern für Aufsehen gesorgt. Rachel arbeitet regelmäßig für internationale Zeitschriften und Zeitungsverlage.