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This week is the tenth anniversary of First Second Books! To celebrate, Travis Jonker and School Library Journal asked a bunch of First Second authors to redraw the cover of one of our favorite First Second books by another author. I drew a homage to Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff. And [...]
MIDDLE GRADE GIGGLES & GASPS!
Saturday October 31st. 1-3pm.
Join Books of Wonder for an afternoon of giggles and gasps as MAX BRALLIER, GITTY DANESHVARI, TOMMY GREENWALD, ALAN KATZ, DAVE ROMAN, and NEIL SWAAB stop by for an afternoon of Middle Grade books you and your young reader won’t want to miss!
MAX BRALLIER for The Last [...]
Come find me at the Baltimore Comic Con September 25-27th! I’ll be hanging out in the Kids Love Comics area. Table #3028
The Baltimore Convention Center
Pratt and Howard Street Lobby.
Check out this neat ventriloquist dummy I found in the thrift shop!
That must mean that Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror is in stores now! The book features four creepy stories including my comics adaptation of “Night of the Living Dummy,” the classic tale by R.L. Stine that introduces the world’s most villainous ventriloquist [...]
This Friday, August 14th! Book event + cartooning games for kids & teens at Princeton Public Library in Princeton, NJ at 3:00pm. More info at Princeton Library website.
You’ve got the TIDE! You’ve got the OCEAN! You’ve got… the trailer for TEEN BOAT! THE RACE FOR BOATLANTIS!
Featuring animation by Denver Jackson and music by Eliot Drozd.
The Race for Boatlantis webcomic is serializing now for free! We have to take it down when the book comes out in September. So now is you chance [...]
This year I’m an official guest of Comic-Con International! This is a huge honor! I’ve been going to Comic-Con since I was a teenager!
I’ll have a table in the ARTIST ALLEY section, which is where you can find me for most of the convention (look for the Teen Boat banner).
This my list of panel appearances [...]
I had a great time at the Learning Lamp Children’s Book Festival in Johnstown, PA! Thanks everyone who came by to say hi, share artwork and collaborate in the drawing games! It was especially cool, getting to hang out with authors, Greg Pizzoli, Zachariah OHora, & Mark Weakland! I left feeling super inspired to get [...]
April 10th-12th I’ll be an official guest at the Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown!
The three-day festival is free and is geared to children in grades Pre-K through 6. Designed to bring books alive in an impactful and lasting way, the festival features performances by nationally-known, award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers. Named as one of four [...]