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Graphic Novel Committee

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.


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