Janine Carrington is a Canadian Illustrator that specializes in BIPOC centred Black affirming Children's books and Comics. She was born in Toronto, Ontario and taught the basics of drawing by her father. She went on to study art in high school and at the Ontario College of Art and Design. After completing her last year of college in Florence, Italy, she took time to travel the world before settling in Toronto again. She has been working professionally since 2008 and her work has been published in Canada's most highly respected Children's magazine. She is currently inspired by her wonderful son to create art that that uplifts all children, especially those of colour.