Photo by Mathew Plexman
Cinders McLeod is the creator of street prophet strip and book Broomie Law. Her political cartoons and illustrations have appeared in The Guardian, The Express, The Observer, The Independent, Herald Scotland, The Scotsman, The Globe and Mail, Macleans, The Ottawa Citizen and on CBC television. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Newpaper Design, National Magazine Awards, National Newspaper Awards, Advertising and Design Club of Canada, Thames Television and The Guinness Book of Records. She was educated at Harrow College, London, (Film, Photography, Television, BaHons) and Dartington College, Devon, England (Art in a Social Context, Dip HE, Distinction). Her art has been exhibited in Canada, Britain and Europe.
Cinders left The Globe and Mailnewspaper a few years ago, where she worked as an editorial cartoonist, designer, art director and illustrator, to focus on her own projects which include a historical graphic novel, and children’s books."I'm a Girl!" and "I'm a Boy!" which were published by HarperCollins in March 2014. They encourage children to challenge gender roles and embrace themselves. Available wherever eBooks are sold.
EARN IT!, the first in a series of Moneybunny books which teach financial literacy to young children, was published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, N.Y. in August 2017. The next book in the series is SPEND IT!.
Cinders is also a singer | songwriter | doublebassist, with a cd (Beyond our Means) on Billy Bragg's Utility Label, a mother of two, an honorary member on the Toronto Gaelic Society executive board and a Gaelic language student.