Melanie Gillman is a cartoonist and colored pencil artist who draws positive queer and trans comics for young readers. They are the creator of the webcomic and graphic novel As the Crow Flies, published in 2017 by Iron Circus Comics. As the Crow Flies has been named a 2018 Stonewall Honor Book, won the 2018 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award for Best Middle Grade Graphic Novel, and been nominated for an Ignatz, Eisner, and Dwayne McDuffie Award. In addition to their comics work, they are also an adjunct professor in the Comics MFA Program at the California College of the Arts, where they teach classes about making comics and professional practices.
KATY FARINA est une bédéiste et une illustratrice basée à Los Angeles. Elle est aussi dessinatrice d'arrière-plans pour She-ra et les princesses du pouvoir à Dreamworks TV. Dans le passé, elle a travaillé pour BOOM! Studios, Oni Press et Z2 Comics.
Katy Farina is the creator of the New York Times
bestselling graphic novel adaptations of Karen's Witch
, Karen's Roller Skates
, and Karen's Worst Day
by Ann M. Martin. She has painted backgrounds for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
at DreamWorks TV and has also done work for BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, and Z2 Comics. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at katyfarina.com.
Rii Abrego is a Latina illustrator who resides in the very green, very humid southern USA. She is an admirer of big bugs and a magnet for stray cats. The Sprite and the Gardener is her debut original graphic novel.
Rebecca Sugar is an American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, and songwriter. She is well known for creating the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, which has made her the first woman to independently create a series for the network. Sugar was formerly a writer and storyboard artist on the animated television series Adventure Time, until 2013. Her work on the two series has earned her five Primetime Emmy Award nominations.