Let’s celebrate PRIDE together with an evening conversation with Random House Graphic creators Jessi Zabarsky, Jose Pimienta, and Reimena Yee, moderated by Whitney Leopard, Senior Editor at Random House Graphic. The group will discuss creating and publishing graphic novels for kids and their lives as comic creators. After the conversation, they will take questions from the audience! We encourage the audience to ask about craft and process as well as what’s it like to work in the publishing industry.
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Jessi Zabarsky lives in Chicago with her cat and forty three plants. She was raised in the woods and will one day return there. Her first graphic novel, Witchlight, was published by Random House Graphic in 2020, and her upcoming story Coming Back will be published 2021.. You can find her online at @jessizabarsky.
Jose Pimienta was raised in Mexicali, Baja California and now resides in Los Angeles, CA where they work on comics and storyboards for animation and film. Suncatcher was their debut author/illustrator graphic novel. Twin Cities is their first middle-grade graphic novel. In their stories, they focus on the importance of Latinx culture and the experience of growing up on the border.
Reimena Yee is an illustrator, writer, and designer hailing from the dusty metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She once was a STEM student, but left to pursue her passion for the world and all of the histories and cultures within it, which she weaves into her art and stories. She is the co-founder of UNNAMED, a comics collective that builds community and resources for visual-literary creators in Southeast Asia.
She is the author-illustrator of the gothic comics The World in Deeper Inspection and the Eisner and McDuffie-nominated The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya. Séance Tea Party was her debut middle-grade graphic novel, to be followed by her upcoming graphic novel My Aunt Is A Monster in 2022.