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Donovan Diaz Donovan Diaz is a professional illustrator, muralist, and character designer born in Hayward, California, and currently based in San Diego. At a young age, his fascination for comics and graphic novels like “Bone,” written by Jeff Smith, helped awaken his imagination and creativity. During his studies at Delta College for Business and Marketing,…

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Shelly Swann Shelly is an illustrator and graphic novel artist born in Ohio and currently based in San Diego, California. She became a first-generation graduate in 2020 and received a BA in English Literature from California State University, East Bay. Her artworks were recently showcased in the Renegade Feedings Fundraiser for the Unhoused Community Art…

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Tatiana Gardel Tatiana Gardel is a Brazilian author-illustrator and a teaching artist based in New York City. She graduated with both degrees in Fine Arts and Art Education in Rio de Janeiro. She started her career as a fine artist, and while exploring other ways to express her creativity, she found a passion for storytelling…

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Kate Pellerin Kate Pellerin is a bilingual Canadian illustrator who goes by Poopikat. During her childhood, she would often take long road trips with her parents between Ontario and Québec. To pass the time during these trips, she would frequently imagine her own crazy stories filled with fantastic creatures and magic as if it was…

Illustrators

Courtney P. Lovett Courtney P. Lovett is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a BFA in Visual Arts. Courtney utilizes her artistic skillset for a variety of mediums and artistic disciplines, including illustration, character design, animation, graphic design, and motion graphics. As a freelancer, this has allowed her to work with…

Cyndi Wojciechowski Cyndi is a Filipino-American children’s book author, illustrator, character designer, and early childhood educator living in California with her husband, two sons, and their furry dog, Kona. At a young age, she found joy in doodling. Her first formal art class was taught by her mother who inspired her to pursue art. From…

Illustrators, MG Authors

Jasmine Florentine Jasmine Florentine likes to make stuff. In the past, this has encompassed everything from designing games for robots, building a milk dehydrator, drawing cartoons, and most recently, writing and illustrating books. She has a BS and an MS from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and is passionate about showing everyone how amazing STEM is.