About the Book
Journey to Ska City was inspired by my two wonderful sons. Their daily adventures, fascinating minds and boundless energy, are a constant source of creative inspiration and amusement for both my wife and I. As an Industrial designer and Fine artist, I've always loved children's books and knew that one day, I would write my own children's stories.
Being a father is the most fulfilling and rewarding experience I have ever had; this book and those that will follow, is my way of saying thank you to my children for enriching my life. They have given me the creative spark I needed to write and illustrate, this, my very first children’s book. Enjoy, dream, create.
My name is Michael Bonnick a practicing Industrial Designer and Fine Artist, trained at the University of the Arts London, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Holland. I have exhibited in Jamaica and internationally as a multi-disciplinary artist for over eight years. My work has been collected by art enthusiast in USA, Germany, UK and Jamaica. The largest collection of my work is presently owned by a private art collector residing in Jamaica. I have over the years received extensive media exposure via the ‘Life Styles of the Caribbean’ cable programme attracting viewers in the Caribbean, North America and Canada. Re-runs of these popular programmes have been featured on VH1 and Comedy Central.