Graphic Novels


Kelly Fernandez

Kelly Fernandez

Kelly Fernandez is a cartoonist and illustrator from Queens, New York. She is inspired by Latino folklore, 90's video games, and spooky monsters. Her first grahic novel, Manu, is forthcoming from Graphix.

Mark Siegel

Mark Siegel

Mark is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books and graphic novels, including SeadogsLong Night MoonTo DanceMoving House, and Sailor Twain, which author John Irving called “a gripping novel with compelling characters, enhanced by haunting, erotically charged artwork.”  Mark’s latest project is the collaborative graphic novel Worlds, an epic science-fiction series for young readers. The New York Times Book Review hails it as “ . . . a bang-zoom start to a series that promises to be epic in both the classical and internet senses of the word. . . this is a capital-S Saga.”


Andrés Vera Martínez

Andrés Vera Martínez

Andrés Vera Martínez is an illustrator and educator working in editorial illustration, children’s books, comics, and advertising. He is the author of Little White Duck, which received starred reviews from Horn Book, Library Media Collection, Kirkus, and School Library Journal. He is currently illustrating a Neal Schusterman graphic novel for Scholastic.

Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline

Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline

Braden Lamb and his wife and art partner Shelli Paroline were the series artists for the Eisner award-winning Adventure Time comics. 

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and horse wrangler from Louisville, KY, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include A Late Freeze, Slow Storm, Refresh, Refresh (included in Best American Comics 2011), and The Undertaking of Lily Chen. Her art and writing has been published in Best American Comics, Artforum, Esquire, VQR, Slate, Orion, Seneca Review, Ecotone Journal, and many others.

George O’Connor

George O’Connor

George O’Connor’s is the New York Times bestselling author of the Olympians series (First Second Books). 

Hazel Newlevant

Hazel Newlevant

Hazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, Queens-residing cartoonist. Their comics include Tender-Hearted, Sugar Town, If This Be Sin, and No Ivy League forthcoming from Lionforge.

Ian Lendler

Ian Lendler

Ian Lendler is the author of the acclaimed Stratford Zoo graphic novel series illustrated by Zack Giallongo, the picture books, Undone Fairy Tale, Saturday, and One Day A Dot, Little Sid, and The Absolutely Positively No Princess Book, the non-fiction book, Alcoholica Esoterica. He newest middle grade non-fiction book, The First Dinosaur, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.
 

Jorge Aguirre

Jorge Aguirre

Jorge Aguirre is a writer and TV producer who has written for Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS, and others. 

Pénélope Bagieu

Pénélope Bagieu

Pénélope Bagieu, is a bestselling French illustrator and comic designer. She is best known for her blog BDs (French webcomics in blog format) My Quite Fascinating Life and Les Culottées. Les Culottées was compiled and released in English as the graphic novel Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, which received widespread recognition. She has also created blog BDs California Dreamin' and Joséphine.

Rafael Rosado

Rafael Rosado

Rafael Rosado Born in Puerto Rico and based in Columbus, Ohio. A seasoned writer, director and storyboard artist for the animation industry. He began his career at Character Builders in Columbus, Ohio as an assistant animator. He quickly worked his way up to become a character designer, storyboard artist and commercial director. During his tenure there he worked on such shows as Fox's Emmy Award-winning Life With Louie, HBO's Happily Ever After and Fox's Where in The World Is Carmen San Diego. 

Sara Varon

Sara Varon

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children's book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn.  Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up, and the forthcoming Hold Hands picture book and the Sweet Pea middle grade graphic novel detective series from First Second Books.  Her work has received many accolades including: Best Children's Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews for Odd Duck, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012 for Bake Sale. Robot Dreams was a Texas Bluebonnet Award winner for 2008, Oprah's Kids' Reading List in 2008, Publisher's Weekly 150 Best Books of the Year, The American Library Association awards Notable Children's Book, named an NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts, Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of the year, a Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon title. Chicken and Cat was a 3x3 Magazine’s Silver Medalist for 2006, and a Parents' Choice Foundation Silver Medal for the Picture Book.

Vera Greentea

Vera Greentea

Vera Greentea is a hopeful idealist who loves baking cookies and writing creepy stories. She is the author of GRIMOIRE NOIR (Spring 2019, First Second/Macmillan), the Recipes for the Dead series; Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits; PAPA and the founder of Greentea Publishing, an independent comic book publishing company.

Yana Bogatch

Yana Bogatch

Yana Bogatch is a freelance illustrator/character designer/comic artist. She has a Bachelor's degree in Traditional Animation, and a background in music. She is committed to creating an immersive experience with her illustrations / comics, and let the viewer feel like they are there with the characters. She is the illustrator of GRIMOIRE NOIR forthcoming from First Second Books
 

James Otis Smith

James Otis Smith

James Otis Smith is a multi-talented artist whose work spans illustration, comics, motion graphics, and video. Formerly a member of the Act-i-vate Comix collective, Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Jibola Fagbamiye

Jibola Fagbamiye

Jibola Fagbamiye is a multimedia Nigerian artist living in Toronto.

Conor McCreery

Conor McCreery

Conor McCreery has worked as a journalist and comic writer for the past 20 years.