Children’s books have also been one of the most expressive and diverse fields of book publishing. Come and see original work from award winning authors’ and artists who create today’s modern art of children’s books. From Graphic Novels for kids to the ever growing hybrid books for young adults and picture books.
Mark Parisi draws the award-winning newspaper comic panel, off the mark, distributed by Universal Uclick. Mark's cartoon has twice won The National Cartoonists Society's "Best Newspaper Comic Panel" award (2008 and 2011) and most recently, "Best Greeting Card" (2013).
Mark's off the mark panel has been syndicated since 1987 and his cartoons can also be found on calendars, T-shirts, in books and other weird stuff. Clients have included Del Monte, the US Military (anti-binge drinking campaign), Billboard Magazine, Glamour, The National Enquirer, Recycled Paper Greetings, Dixie Chicks, Chicken Soup for the Soul and "Weird" Al Yankovic.
Norm Feutti is a syndicated cartoonist, author, graphic novelist, and freelance illustrator living in Massachusetts.
Norm’s syndicated comic strip, Retail, presents a humorous look at the retail industry by chronicling the daily events at the fictitious Grumbel’s department store. Drawing from his 15 years of experience working in retail management, the humor of Retail plays out through the day-to-day trials and triumphs of four main Grumbel’s department store employees (Marla, Cooper, Val, and Stuart) and the customers they encounter. Retail is distributed in newspapers worldwide by King Features.
Norm’s comic strip Gil is a realistic and funny look at life through the eyes of a young boy growing up under circumstances familiar to millions of American families. Gil was syndicated by King Features, and ran in newspapers from January 2012 – December 2013. Gil currently runs every Sunday in The Providence Journal, and is self-syndicated.
Norm’s book, Pretending You Care: The Retail Employee Handbook, is a parody guidebook for retail employees that includes over 200 Retail comic strips. Pretending You Care is published by Hyperion.
In stores now! Norm’s new graphic novel, The King of Kazoo, is a comedic fantasy adventure for kids of all ages! The King of Kazoo is published by Graphix/Scholastic.
Don Mathias is the creator, artist and writer of the popular web and print comic, Peanizles. The third collection of comics was published in September of 2016, and his first series of children’s books, based on the fan favorite characters will published in the Spring of 2017.Don also works for a variety of comic book publisher as a digital artist, working on almost every genre from superhero to sci-fi. Most recently he finished working on a four tiered comic strip mural in North Carolina, depicting the history of Charlotte, North Carolina in comic strip format.