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FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR 2007–2014

CLIENT LIST INCLUDES:
ESPN, CBS/Showtime, The New York Times Op-ed, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams Comicart, Lerner Books, Complex Magazine, Washington Post, Playboy Magazine, NFL, Johnson & Johnson, UPS, Rabid Rabbit, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn College, Adac Reis… Read More
FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR 2007–2014

CLIENT LIST INCLUDES:
ESPN, CBS/Showtime, The New York Times Op-ed, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams Comicart, Lerner Books, Complex Magazine, Washington Post, Playboy Magazine, NFL, Johnson & Johnson, UPS, Rabid Rabbit, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn College, Adac Reismagazin

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

“Espiritu, Texas 1876 - 2015,” New York, Abrams Comicart, Fall 2016
“Little White Duck: A Childhood in China,” (co-authored with Na Liu), Minneapolis and New York,
Lerner Publishing Group, Graphic Universe, October 2012
“Staten Island,” Adac Reismagazin New York, October 2011
“Breuckelen 1679,” Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York, October 2010
“Babe Ruth: Before They Were Famous,” (co-authored with Vito Delsante), Simon and Schuster, Aladdin, February 2009
“The New York Times Op-ed,” The New York Times, (illustrations 2007–2009)

AWARDS/ GRANTS/RECOGNITION

2013 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrator Selection, Bologna, Italy
Society of Illustrators Annual Selection (sequential)
2012 3x3 Magazine Gold Medal Award (sequential)
Junior Library Guild Selection
Black Eyed Susan Book Award
The Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Graphic Novel of the Year (nomination)
New York Public Library Best Children’s Books
Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
School Library Journal Best Book
Horn Book Best Books of the Year
Cybils Award Finalist
Kirkus Best Children's Books
2011 Getty Foundation Grant, Artist & Artifact Award: Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
(graphic novel adaptation of 17th century Dutch journal)
American Illustration Selection (editorial)
2010 Society of Illustrators Selection (sequential)
American Illustration Selection (editorial)

EXHIBITION RECORD

2013 “The Original Art, “The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators,
New York, NY (juried group show with catalogue)
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, Bologna, Italy and Japan
(juried traveling group exhibit with catalog)
“Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibit,” The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY (juried group show)
2012 “Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA,” Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY (invitation from college, group show with catalogue)
2011 “Artist & Artifact: Re|Visioning Brooklyn's Past,” BRIC Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (group show with catalogue)
“Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibit,” The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY (juried group show)
2007 “MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Show,” Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
(curated by Marshall Arisman)
2006 “The Book Show,” Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
(curated by Viktor Koen)
2005 The People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX (invitation from city council)
2002 “Young Latino Artist Show,” Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
2001 “About a Girl,” Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012–Present Adjunct Instructor, Queens College, New York, NY
(courses taught: Illustration 1,2,3, Graphic Novel 1,2,3, Graphic Design 3)
2012–Present Faculty, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
(course taught: Graphic Novel)
2008 Instructor, New York Art Studio, New York, NY
(portfolio preparation)
2007 Teaching Artist, Brooklyn College Community Partnership, Brooklyn, NY
(after school cartooning classes)
2003–2005 Teaching Artist, Austin Independent School District
(after school elementary printmaking/drawing classes)
2000–2002 English Instructor, Nova Group, Odawara, Japan
1997–1998 Assistant English Instructor, JET Program, Shibukawa, Japan

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS / CRITIQUES

2014 “Book Expo America Open Studio Tour,” with Tim Hamilton, George O’Conner, Book Expo America, New York, NY, May 28
(open studio presentation for book buyers and librarians)
“Senior Portfolio Review School of Visual Arts,” Art Director’s Club, New York, NY, May 14
(advised graduating students on the current job market)
2013 Lecture/ Presentation, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
(sponsored to visit several elementary and middle schools to present my work)
“Graphic Novel Panel: Growing up with Graphics,” with Eleanor Davis, Nathan Hale, and Mark Siegel, moderated by Michael Cavna, Politics and Prose Book Store, Washington, DC
2012 Presentation, Book Expo America, New York, NY, May 27
(signing of new book and presentation to librarians)
2011 Lecturer/Presentation, with Nathan Fox, and Yuko Shimizu, School of Visual Arts,
New York, NY (present work and speak about the MFA program to prospective students)
2010 "From Comic Strips to Comic Books to Graphic Novels." , with Jerry Craft, Joe T. Staton, Moderated by Professor N. C. Christopher Couch, Trinity College, Hartford, CT March 5


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