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 by ensuring that graphic novels are adequately represented in existing CBC programming.
2022 Committee Members
Andrea Colvin, Editorial Director, Graphic Publishing, Little Brown
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
Esther Kim, Marketing Coordinator, BOOM! Studios
Whitney Leopard, Senior Editor, Random House Graphic
Julia McCarthy, Editor, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Jody Mosley, Associate Publisher, Abrams Books
Spenser Nellis, Marketing Coordinator, Papercutz
Erinn Pascal, Senior Children’s Editor, Andrews McMeel
Julia Pohl-Miranda Marketing Director, Drawn & Quarterly
Matthew Poulter Marketing Manager, Scholastic
Katie Sainz Assistant Marketing Manager, The Lion Forge, LLC
Jacob Shapiro, US/Canada Sales & Marketing Manager, Flying Eye / Nobrow
Kelsey Taylor, US Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Flying Eye / Nobrow
Christina Colangelo, Executive Director, Trade Marketing, Penguin Young Readers
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.