Martha Carrasco (1940-2007) was a children's painter, illustrator, and writer. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Chile. In 1980 and 1984, his illustrations were exhibited at the Illustrators Show at the Bologna Book Fair. Among his most representative works are The other side, Juan Peña y The club of the different, with which he won the Apeles Mestres award from the Destino publishing house. He illustrated stories for Quimantú, Pehúen, Zig-Zag, Universitaria and Andrés Bello, as well as textbooks for the Chilean Ministry of Education.