Emma Magenta was born in Sydney, Australia. Her drawing talent was recognized at an early age when she was commended for "The Best Depiction of Samson" in a school art competition. Later, and perhaps on this merit alone, Emma attended art school for several years. World travel, palmistry, and martial arts beckoned her from her studies, but eventually Emma's art called her home.
Emma Magenta was born in Sydney, Australia, where she lives today. She attended art school for several years but was lured away from her studies by world travel, palmistry, and martial arts. Eventually, however, her art called her home. Her first book, The Peril of Magnificent Love
, was nominated for a 2005 Book Illustration Award by the National Cartoonists Society.