Ed ‘Asher’ Briant is a British-born illustrator and author who is part of the Monhegan Island artist group in Maine, USA. He has published 12 books and graphic novels with major publishers, and produced numerous illustrations for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many other publications.
Asher published his first picture book for children, PAPER PARADE, in 2004, which won a FLYING START award from Publishers Weekly.
Since then he has published more a dozen books, mostly for children, including two Young Adult novels.
SEVEN STORIES came out in 2005, and received a NEWCOMER TO WATCH award from the Horn Book.
A DAY AT THE BEACH came out in 2006.
GIZMO was published in 2007
DON’T LOOK NOW was published in 2009.
IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D BE HOME BY NOW is his most recent picture book, and probably his favorite of all his published books .
Asher’s two young adult novels CHOPPY-SOCKY BLUES and I AM NOT THE WALRUS were published in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
The PETAL and POPPY series of easy readers was published between 2013 and 2015.
Recently Asher has begun printing his own books from linocuts, and hand binding them. His subject matter has mostly been the birds and flowers of Monhegan Island, although he has written two story books: MOONDOG and MESSAGES FROM NO-MAN’S LAND.