Author Biography:

Max Felix is a teenager with autism  spectrum disorder, who discovered his artistic skills very early in life, at a time when he had lost many cognitive aptitudes, including the ability to express himself verbally. Drawing then became his only way to interact with others. Although Max later recovers the spoken language, he continues to develop the art form of drawing as a preferred means of communication. Animals have always filled his imagination. After all, he used them to learn to count, and to make sense of the world around him. His narratives are picturesques. His artworks, which are sometimes autobiographical and sometimes fiction, are always a stage for his animal friends. Pen and paper are his preferred tools; his take on nature is black and white. With Animal Book and Adventures of a Cheetah, Max invites you to discover his world, and to color it your way.