Wildling Books is a collaboration between Craig Phillips and Rebekah (Bex) Lipp.
Craig received the NZ Children & Young Adults Book Award for Best Illustration in 2018 for his first book Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods, published by Allen & Unwin. Craig then produced the first two graphic novels in The Adventures of Jack Scratch series for Wildling Books. Comics are a huge love for Craig and something he has always wanted to create.
Bex was co-founder of award-winning business Awesome Inc, which created gratitude journals, and was a great base to launch into publishing children’s books. Bex also co-wrote the book Finding Gratitude through Quarto Publishing in the US. Bex’s own personal story of struggles with mental health issues led her to come up with the idea of making a picture book around the emotions associated with anxiety.
Aroha’s Way was created like magic… Bex and Craig let their creativity and knowledge really go wild and it has proven to be a massive help to children, parents, teachers, caregivers and professionals working with children.