Meet the illustrators for It's Showtime at Your Library!
Christian Robinson is a 2016 Caldecott Honoree and also received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (Putnam, 2015); de la Peña himself took home the 2016 Newbery Medal, awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children for the “most distinguished book for children.”
Christian, based in San Francisco, is also an animator and has worked with The Sesame Street Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios. Find more of his work on Instagram: @theartoffun.
Gene Ha is a four time Eisner Award winning artist, best known for his work with Alan Moore on Top 10, as well as Marvel and DC titles such as X-Men, Green Lantern, JLA and Action Comics.
In June 2015, it was announced that Dark Horse Comics had selected for publication Ha’s creator-owned series Mae. A portal fiction story, it depicts sisters Abbie and Mae, recently reunited following Abbie’s disappearance eight years earlier into a fantasy world of monsters, who have followed her back to her world in pursuit.
Gene lives outside Chicago in Berwyn, IL with his wife Lisa and their rescue dog Fina and would eat through an IV tube while he drew if it was practical. Find more of Gene’s work at geneha.com.
Kyle F. Anderson
Kyle Anderson is a story artist and illustrator with a great passion for animation, games, and comics. Originally from Chicago, now based in Los Angeles, Kyle makes it a point to tell a story with every design, to speak to that kid who was told it would be risky to follow his passion.