Nel Yomtov is a writer of children's nonfiction books and graphic novels. He specializes in writing about history, country studies, science, and biography. His graphic novel adaptation, Jason and the Golden Fleece, published by Stone Arch Books/Capstone was a winner of the 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Award and the 2011 Lighthouse Literature Award. Nel is an avid American military history buff and has written two additional graphic novels for Capstone, True Stories of World War I and True Stories of the Civil War. He lives in the New York City area. I was born on February 1980 in a bautiful place named Castiglione della Pescaia, front of the sea were I move my first steps to life and art... My studies were completed in Florence were I obtained my bachelor degree at the "Accademia delle Belle Arti" as set designer. I started my career as an illustrator and character artist for publications, video games, tv adv . I also worked as a cartoonist for international publishers also won a prize for the best publication in comics published in Spain . Currently I live and work from my studio in the SIENA countryside creating illustrations and concept art for entertainment in general.