Iván Sende is an illustrator and author who studied illustration at the Escola de Arte e Superior de Deseño Pablo Picasso in Coruña, Spain. His first published book as an illustrator was Usha, followed by Lía e as zapatillas de deporte / Lía and Sports Shoes, O monstro das palabras / The Monster of the Words, and Volvo! O regreso de Usha, all written by Galician author María Reimóndez and published by Xerais. Bea was his first book as an author. In 2015, Sende illustrated Mark Wiersma and Miguel Mosqueira’s Sira e o robot: Adventures on Titan. His work has been short-listed twice for the Merlín Award, one of the more important prizes for children’s literature in Galician language.