- About Me
Hi, my name is Andy Harkness. I was born in Ohio and lived in Missouri and Pennsylvania. But my most influential early years were in the south. I consider Starkville, Mississippi my true childhood home.
I spent many summer afternoons chasing bugs, and fishing, and daydreaming. My imagination was fueled by the woods and fields and people around me and I used art as a means of recording it. My room was a constant mess, filled with still life painting and drawing set-ups, bugs in jars, fishing poles, and comic books. It was here where my first dream of illustrating a children's book began to take root.
In Mississippi I had two wonderful mentors.&n[...]