Patrick Wirbeleit (born 1971) is an illustrator and author living in the countryside just outside Hamburg. He is quite tall and has nearly fifty children's books and comics to his credit. However, he finds people are generally more impressed when he touches the ceiling without even standing on tiptoes. Patrick created the annual award for the best illustrated children`s book cover published in Germany. He is the writer of Box. Uwe Heidschï¿½tter (born 1978) is an acclaimed director, character designer and comic illustrator. His directorial debut, the short The Little Boy and the Beast (2009) and his TV movie The Gruffalo's Child (2011) have received countless awards at prestigious festivals such as The NY International Children's Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, Annecy, Prix Jeunesse and Cartonn d'Or. He designed characters for Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014), Revolting Rhymes (2016) and for Portand's stop-motion studio Laika. He is the illustrator of Box.