Lucia is a freelance illustrator specialising in children's books.
Born and bred in Italy, she moved to Australia in 2007 and she now lives and works on the beautiful Gold Coast. Since her move to Australia Lucia has collaborated with Australian and English publishers and has illustrated fifteen books, among which are:
- Come Down Cat! (CBCA Honour Book and shortlisted in the Prime Minister's Award, 2012)
- Family Forest (CBCA shortlisted in 2011) and the successful series Our Australian Girl.
Lucia likes to create whimsical characters and dynamic compositions and she works with traditional techniques, mixing watercolour, pencil and acrylic.
She also likes to share her passion for drawing and painting and to talk about illustrating picture books from scratch. In her interactive workshops she encourages children to explore their abilities and to use images to tell stories.
Children's Books 2009 - 2011
When No-one is Looking - On the Farm (illustrated book); Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator), Zana Fraillon (author), Hardie Grant Egmont, (2009)
When No-one is Looking - At the Zoo (illustrated book), Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator), Zana Fraillon (author), Hardie Grant Egmont, (2009)
Family Forest (illustrated book), Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator), Kim Kane (Author), Hardie Grant Egmont, (2010)
The Boy and the Toy (illustrated book), Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator), Sonya Hartnett (Author), Penguin Viking (Australia), (2010)
Come down, Cat! (illustrated book), Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator), Sonya Hartnett (Author), Penguin Viking (Australia), (2011)
Our Australian Girl (a series of 16 books with four different girls as main characters who lived in Australia in different epochs), Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator); Sofie Laguna, Alison Lloyd, Gabrielle Wang, Sherryl Clark (Authors), Penguin Viking (Australia) to be released in 2011. www.OurAustralianGirl.com.au
Accidental Princess (young reader's novel), Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator), Jen Storer (Author), Penguin Australia, (2011)
Mr. Wolf and the Ginger Cupcakes (children's book App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch), Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator), Vincenzo Pignatelli and Lucia Masciullo (Authors), BlueQuoll Digital Publishing (2011) www.mrwolf-app.com
Jun 2011, The Boy and the Toy won the 2010 Aurealis Awards, Children's Fiction Category.
Apr 2011, Family Forest has been shortlisted for the Book of the Year 2011, Picture Book Category by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA).
Apr 2011, The Boy and the Toy has been selected as Picture Book notable book 2011 by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA).
Sep 2007, First place in Illustration Category at the CYA Conference in Brisbane with the piece: Chasing trains and Second place in the Graphic Novel Category with The Castle of Stale Bread at the CYA Conference.
The Hole - April 2018 is Lucia's latest collaboration, this time with fellow best-selling Australian picture book creator Kerry Brown.
The students really enjoyed meeting Lucia. She was very engaging and easy to understand.
The students liked participating in the drawing of interesting cats and feeling the collages she had made.
I loved what the illustrator discussed and the Year 6's really were engaged and found the content of her talk interesting.
St Mary's Primary School - August 2018St Mary's Primary School - August 2018Lucia Masciullo
Lucia was one of the absolutely superlative presenters at our literature carnival this year. As a group, they expanded the students munitions of creativity and were very well received by all staff. Their presentations were highly engaging as they were diverse. Students had a full immersion into the world of the writer, storyteller and illustrator. I personally wish to express my gratitude to their unbounding energy and galvanising a week of learning and fun into the minds of our students and teachers.
Belmont State School - August 2018Belmont State School - August 2018Lucia Masciullo
Students and teachers thought Lucia was great. As per every illustrator, students preferred the activity of drawing more than listening. The adults involved all loved Lucia and her warm demeanour. Would definitely recommend her to others and she more than met our expectations.
Peregian Springs State School - October, 2017Peregian Springs State School - October, 2017Lucia Masciullo
Lucia was lovely and softly spoke yet dealt very well with 110 students per session! She altered her presentation according to age (Prep -6) and kept students engaged. She enthusiastically participated by dressing up for the book parade and interactively used students to model for her to draw on. They really enjoyed her informative yet interactive presentation.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Kangaroo Point - August, 2017St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Kangaroo Point - August, 2017Lucia Masciullo
Thank you for recommending Lucia for this year’s Literature Festival Day. It was a huge success and we have had wonderful feedback from students and teachers.
Lucia Masciullo - St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, August, 2012Lucia Masciullo - St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, August, 2012Lucia Masciullo