Monday, March 04, 2019

May 18: Gaithersburg Book Festival

Here's the cartoonists I've spotted on the list of authors:

Alex Graudins

Latest Title:

Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine

Alex Graudins is a a Rhode Island-based cartoonist and illustrator of "Science Comics: The Brain." She graduated from the School of Visual Arts' Cartooning program in 2016 and has since contributed comics to sites like The Nib and CollegeHumor. Alex loves drawing memoirs and YA fiction focusing on mental illness and friendship. But when she's not working, she challenges her social anxiety with improv comedy.

Twitter: @toonyballoony

Gareth Hinds

Latest Title:

The Iliad

Gareth Hinds is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on the classics, including "Beowulf," "The Odyssey," "POE: Stories and Poems," and now his most ambitious and epic book ever, "The Iliad." He also has illustrated picture books, such as "Gifts From the Gods," award-winning non-fiction such as "Samurai Rising," video games, museum exhibits, and more. Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library's "Literary Lights for Children" award, and his books are excerpted in textbooks and used to teach the classics in English classrooms across the country.

Blog: Hindsight



Twitter: @garethhinds

Tumblr: garethhinds

Andy Hirsch

Latest Title: Science Comics: Trees: Kings of the Forest

Andy Hirsch is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Dallas, whose current projects include several entries in the totally great "Science Comics" line from First Second Books, including "Dogs," "Trees" and "Cats."

Andy is the co-creator of "The Baker Street Peculiars," illustrator of the graphic novel "The Royal Historian of Oz" (a 2013 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens), and contributor to the "Garfield," "Regular Show" and "Adventure Time" ongoing comic book series. His first solo graphic novel, "Varmints," was released in 2016.


Instagram: @itsandyhirsch

Twitter: @ItsAndyHirsch

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Dave Roman

Latest Title: Astronaut Academy: Re-entry

Dave Roman is a cartoonist and full-time waffle enthusiast. He is the author/illustrator of the "Astronaut Academy" series (winner of Maryland's Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels, "Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis" and "Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery." He has contributed stories and art to "Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy's Tales of Horror," "Pluto is Peeved!" and "Nursery Rhyme Comics."

Dave is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, a former editor at Nickelodeon Magazine and is currently series editor for First Second's "Science Comics" series of non-fiction graphic novels. He lives in New York City and draws a webcomic called Starbunny, Inc.


Twitter: @yaytime


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Julian Voloj

Latest Title:

Basquiat: Art Masters Series

Julian Voloj was born in Germany to Colombian parents. He's the author of a number of graphic novels, including the critically acclaimed "Ghetto Brother," which told the story of a historic gang truce that paved the way for hip-hop, and "The Artist Behind Superman: The Joe Shuster Story," which has been translated into six languages. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City.


Twitter: @WarriorPeacemak

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