In the next year or so, a strong group of CCS alums are releasing books into the wild. Congratulations to Lucy Knisley ’09 (Kid Gloves, First Second, 2019) , Laura Terry ’10 (Graveyard Shakes, Graphix, 2017), JP Coovert ’08 (illustrator for Charlie Joe Jackson series), Tillie Walden ’16 (Spinning, First Second, 2017), and Jarad Greene ’17!
Lucy Knisley ’09—You Are New (Chronicle Books, March 2019)
A world of being new is waiting for little ones and the grown-ups who love them in this warm and funny book perfect for baby showers. From napping to crying, cuddling to playing, this book introduces the world with humor, honesty, and unmitigated sweetness. Award-winning author and artist Lucy Knisley celebrates the joys of having—and being!—a baby in this timeless celebration of new beginnings and the transformative power of love.
Laura Terry ’10—Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring (Workman Publishing, April 2019)
In a story of suspense and intrigue, Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring explores a little-known chapter of American history—and offers readers a mystery of their own to solve! (more…)
Melanie Gillman ’12 is an instructor and graphic novelist who specializes in LGBTQ books for kids and teens. They’re the creator of the webcomic and graphic novel As the Crow Flies, which has won multiple awards, including being named a 2018 Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association. They have also worked on several licensed kids comics titles in the past, including Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Care Bears. Melanie is a member of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Melanie’s newest graphic novel, a lesbian western romance titled Stage Dreams, will be published by Lerner/Graphic Universe in Fall 2019.
Lucy Knisley ’09 has been a prolific cartoonist. Graduating from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2009, she has published eight books in the last 10 years, most of them in the last 5: