Charly “Carlos” Palmer was born in 1960 in Fayette, Alabama and raised in Milwaukee. He relocated to Chicago to study Art and Design at American Academy of Art and School of the Art Institute. As a graphic designer and illustrator, he has run a successful design studio with a Fortune 500 clientele. As an instructor, he teaches design and illustration and painting at the post-secondary level—most recently—Spelman College. Currently, Palmer devotes his life to his creative goals and has established himself as a fine artist of note.
An award-winning painter and collagist Palmer’s first children’s book, Mama Africa!, How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song, won a Coretta Scott King Award and was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2017. He is also the illustrator of There’s a Dragon in My Closet.
Learn more at Charly Palmer’s official website