Megan Herbert is an Australian writer and illustrator whose career writing for television and film, cartooning, live-drawing, designing products, and creating children’s books has spanned twenty years.
Her children’s book, The Tantrum That Saved The World, was awarded a 2018 Moonbeam Award for books about Environmental Issues and the 2019 American Meteorological Society’s Louis J. Battan Award for best book, K-12.
In 2019, she was chosen to be an Artist for the Earth by The Earth Day Network, for whom she created weekly cartoons on the topic of climate change. She is a regular political cartoonist for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers.
After 13 years living abroad (in the UK, Iceland, and the Netherlands), she returned in 2020 to the Mornington Peninsula where she now lives in an actual treehouse with her son and cat.