Please help me welcome new client, Leticia Lacy! Leticia is an author-illustrator whose chapter book series, THE BARKING BEAUTIES – A TABITHA TELL-ALL, landed in my inbox a few weeks back. I’ve been on the hunt for author-illustrators lately, and when I saw her incredible artistic ability combined with a leap-off-page protagonist in Tabitha, I knew I had to work with her. Each story takes readers on a zany adventure with the pampered pups of her parents’ doggie salon and daycare, with Tabitha taking on a new leadership role in each tale, sometimes not so successfully. But as fearless leaders do, Tabitha always manages to right the ship and save the day!
Born in Los Angeles CA, Leticia Lacy has been a professional working in animation for over 15 years. After receiving her BFA at UCSB with a focus on painting, she landed her first job on the “South Park” feature film. Over the years, she lent her talents to Cartoon Network’s “Samurai Jack,” “Star Wars Clone Wars,” “Power Puff Girls,” and Disney’s “Tron.” She was the production designer overseeing color and painting on Disney’s “Wander Over Yonder.” After that, she art directed the first season of Disney’s “Billy Dilly’s Subterranean Summer” which aired June of 2017. Moving into 3D, she art directed “Lucky,” a CG animated Nickelodeon movie which premiered on the network in 2018. She was happy to illustrate the Golden Book version of the “Lucky” movie for Random House. Afterwards, she art directed a series of specials called “Middle School Moguls” for Nickelodeon about girl entrepreneurs. Currently, she does visual development on multiple upcoming shows in addition to writing and illustrating children’s books. Her paintings and sculptures have shown in various art galleries in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs. When not making art, she enjoys reading books to her kids, doing yoga, and taking trips in her little vintage camper.