Meet Leo | Lauren Simone Publishing House

Leo illustrated Olivia ConnectsElijah and his invisible friend, and Madison explores paints. Born in West Africa, he has always enjoyed mimicking what was in front of him on to a piece of paper long before he could write. He immigrated to the United States in his early teens and drew for the fun of it.  In the seventh grade, a teacher advised him to join the art program of his school. His artistic experiences combined with cultural adaptation inspired his drawings.  He remained grateful to her for the advice and encouragement. Lionel is now a college graduate with B.A. in Digital Design and Illustration. He lives his life sketching one sketch at a time. When he is not drawing, he is busy playing soccer professionally.