Joey Andrade is a native of Los Angeles, California. After graduating Chapman University's film program, he mined his passion for comics, and began self-publishing many independent titles, including the widely acclaimed series 'The Descendants'. Most recently, Joey co-authored the children's book Elfbot with his wife; a story that was inspired by their children. Joey resides in Los Angeles with his wife Maria and their children Jasmin, Kayla and Benjamin.
Maria Andrade, raised in California, graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Legal Studies. She received her first of many awards at the tender age of 11, The Young Author's Showcase Award. At the collegiate level, she received the gold medal and became a National Debate Champion. She has returned to her love for writing with the debut of her co-authored children's book, Elfbot, which originated from a conversation between Maria and her daughters. She is excited to continue this passion for words and creativity.
For over twenty years, Rafael Navarro has been working as an artist for hire in the diverse fields of animation, illustration, and comic books. It has earned him a Daytime Emmy, the Xeric Foundation Award, and two nominations for outstanding special class in animated program.
As a story artist, Rafael specializes in action adventure, but finds comfort in any genre, whether action/ adventure, comedy, cartoony or even surreal. His only purpose is to always tell a good story no matter what medium it is in.
His comic book credits include Gumby's Gang starring Pokey and Bela Lugosi's Tales from The Grave as well as the Xeric Award winning cult classic Sonambulo, his sole creation.
His television show credits include: The Batman, Scooby Doo, Spectacular Spiderman, Rugrats, Mucha Lucha, Lego's Hero Factory, Tutenstein, and many more.
Elfbot marks his first venture into children's books.