photo by Chris Ward

photo by Chris Ward

My first ambition was not to make books; it was to be a fish.

As I became an adult, I did many things. I installed artwork at MoMA, I learned how to support educators in libraries and museums to work collaboratively through the National Writing Project and YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, and I helped to start a maker program in libraries across Philadelphia through a federal grant (I even got to do a TEDx talk).

I spend a lot of my time focusing on writing and drawing picture books. A Normal Pig, my debut author-illustrator book comes out in 2019 through Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins. Noodlephant, by Jacob Kramer and illustrated by me, is coming out in 2018 with Enchanted Lion.

I’m part of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and I won a Portfolio Mentorship Award at the 2015 Los Angeles conference. You can find out more about me in an interview I did on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, or a video interview for Hello, Studio! that fellow illustrators Zoey Abbott and Alison Farrell produced.

I’ve made drawings for a bunch of people, places, and things, including Chibitronics, the Reykjavik Grapevine, MIT Media Lab, School Library Journal, Philly Weekly, University of Leicester (UK) Archaeology and Ancient History Department, Electroninks, and the Creativity Labs at Indiana University. I've done a few artist residencies at places like ArtsIceland, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study.

 

I'm represented by Erica Rand Silverman at Stimola Literary. Contact Erica for all book-related inquiries erica@stimolaliterarystudio.com

 
 

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