Picture This:

Using Images to Illuminate Young Adult Literature


St. John's University & Suffolk Cooperative Library System


September 4, 2008


Artists and Presenters


Jonathan Bean,  illustrator for The New York Times, Cricket Magazine, author and illustrator of At Night, NYPL 2008 Ezra Jack Keats Award winner.

Robin Brenner, teen librarian, creator of No Flying, No Tights, author of Understanding Manga, judge for the 2007 Eisner Awards, and member of YALSA Great Graphic Novel Selection Committee.


Chris Butzer, comic artist, editor in chief of Rabid Rabbit, and author of The Gettysburg Graphic novel.




Mike Cavallaro, comic book artist and author of 66 Thousand Miles per Hour and LOVIATHAN,a web comic.


Dan Goldman, writer, artist, and author of Shooting War. His work has been featured in GQ,  The New York Times, Wired, Newsweek, and USA Today.


Erik. P. Kraft, author of the Lenny and Mel books as well as New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Miracle Wimp.


 Matt Loux, cartoonist and author of F-Stop, Salt Water Taffy, and the Harvey Award nominated and YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel Side Scrollers.



 Misako Rocks, cartoonist and author of Biker Girl, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Rock 'n Roll Love, and Detective Jermain.  



 Christine Norrie creator of Cheat, Hopeless Savages, and New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Breaking Up.


Danica Novgorodoff, designer for First Second. Winner of Isotope Award for mini-comic, A Late Freeze and 2007 nominee for an Eisner Award. Author of Slow Storm.


 Dave Roman, co-creator of Harvey- nominated Jax Epoch, Ignatz winning Teen Boat, and Agnes Quill, as well as an associate editor for Nickelodeon magazine.

  Raina Telgemeier, cartoonist for  the Baby-sitters Club graphic adaptations, author of Smile. a webcomic and Take-Out, a mini-comic.


 Sara Varon, cartoonist and author of Great Graphic Novel and New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Robot Dreams, Sweaterweather, and Chicken and Cat.



 Janna Morishima, Diamond Book Distributors Kids Division; Nola Thacker, Young Adult Librarian, John Shableski, Diamond Book Distributors




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