Graphic Novel Committee
Committed to expanding the presence and legitimacy for children’s and young adult graphic novels.
The Graphic Novel committee aims to contextualize, promote, and support the medium’s literary and financial success. The group’s programming accomplishes this through outreach to educators, librarians, booksellers, and consumers; by advocating for children’s and teen graphic novels within the industry; and ensuring that graphic novels are adequately represented in existing CBC programming.
2020 Committee Members
Gina Gagliano Publishing Director, Random House Graphic
Charlie Ilgunas Associate Editor, Little Bee Books
Robert Imfeld Marketing Manager, HarperCollins Children’s Books
Morgan Kane Publicity Manager, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group / First Second
Lily Kessinger Associate Editor, HMH Books for Young Readers
Esther Kim Marketing Coordinator, BOOM! Studios
Geoff Lapid US Sales & Marketing Manager, Flying Eye / Nobrow
Ryan Mita Sales Manager, CBC
Jody Mosley Associate Publisher, Abrams Books
Spenser Nellis Marketing Coordinator, Papercutz
Julia Pohl-Miranda Marketing Director, Drawn & Quarterly
Matthew Poulter Marketing Manager, Scholastic
Katie Sainz Assistant Marketing Manager, The Lion Forge, LLC
Tucker Stone Client Marketing Manager, Consortium Book Sales Distribution
Only employees of member publishers are invited to serve on the CBC’s vibrant committees. Are you a CBC member interested in joining a committee? Email Shaina.Birkhead@cbcbooks.org.