Andrey Tkalenko was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. He now works as a comic artist in Moscow, Russia. Tkalenko works for the magazines Khuligan and Molotok and has created comics like 'Tresh Barabanov' and 'Den Banzay & Zaytsev'. He draws fairytale adaptations for the series 'Whirly Tales' in the girls' magazine Whirligig. The adaptations are made by Misha Zaslavskiy of Studio KOM. He is also an illustrator for children's books.