SAMUEL SATTIN is the writer of the upcoming, multi-volume UNICO: AWAKENING series for SCHOLASTIC Graphix, in coordination with Tezuka Productions in Japan. He is also the writer of highly acclaimed books, including BUZZING (Little Brown for Young Readers), SIDE QUEST (Harper Collins, 2024), and both THE ESSENTIAL ANIME: GUIDE and A KID'S GUIDE TO ANIME AND MANGA, co-written with Patrick Macias (Running Press, Fall 2023). He adapted the Academy Award Nominated Cartoon Saloon Irish Folklore Trilogy WOLF WALKERS, SONG OF THE SEA and THE SECRET OF KELLS (2020 - 2024) to graphic novel format, has written screenplays for PBS Kids, and previously wrote books such as BEZKAMP, LEGEND, and THE SILENT END. His non-fiction has appeared or been featured in The Nib, NPR, and elsewhere. He graduated with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and a Creative Writing MFA from Mills College, freelances in animation development, and works as a studio writer for Schulz Creative Associates, AKA: Snoopy Central. He currently resides in Northern California.