Photo: Thanh Pham

Photo: Thanh Pham

About me

I live in Montreal, where I make books and design for animation.

I have lived and worked in Dublin, London, Seoul and Los Angeles. My first comic, Ojingogo, was nominated for two Eisner awards and won a Doug Wright Award for Best Experimental Comic. 

I was the Lead Designer on the animated series, Adventure Time at Cartoon Network.

I’ve also done concept and production for animated shows on Netflix and Disney.

My favourite food is probably japchae.

Contact

Email me at comingupforair@gmail.com

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For book-related enquiries, please contact Judy Hansen at hansenliterary@msn.com

Clients 

New York Times / Wall St Journal / Dreamworks / Netflix / Cartoon Network / Nickelodeon / Little Brown / Simon & Schuster / Drawn & Quarterly / Koyama Press / The Walrus / Chronicle Books / Penguin - Random House

Awards & Honours

  • 2019 Green Earth Book Award

  • 2019 Quebec Library Prize Shortlist

  • 2018 Bull Bransom National Wildlife Art Award

  • 2018 Society of Illustrators Book Illustration

  • 2017 Top 100 Books of the Year, Globe & Mail

  • 2017 Ontario Library Association Top Ten

  • 2016 Wanda Gag Award (MN State)

  • 2105 Emmy Award Honor (Adventure Time)

  • 2013 E.B. White Read Aloud Award

  • 2012 Cdn Library Assoc Illustration Award

  • 2011 New York Times Notable Picture Book

  • 2008 Quill & Quire Book of the Year,

  • 2008 Doug Wright Award for Canadian Cartooning

  • 2005 Eisner nominee, Best Digital Comic,

  • 2004 Eisner nominee, Best Digital Comic,

Exhibitions

  • 2019 Solo Exhibition, Treviso, Italy

  • 2019 Solo Exhibition, Nucleus Gallery, LA

  • 2018 Exhibition, Kofu, Japan

  • 2018 Solo Exhibition, Nucleus Gallery, LA

Talks & Workshops 

  • 2019 Lecturer, Character Design, VIA University, Denmark

  • 2018 Yamanashi Artist in Residence, Kofu

  • 2017 Lecturer, Character Design, VIA University, Denmark

  • 2017 Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence, Concordia University

  • 2017 Lecturer, Creative Writing, Concordia University

  • 2016 Lecturer, Character Design, VIA University, Denmark

  • 2014 Speaker, Royal College of Art, Leeds

Books 

  • Pokko and the Drum (S&S, 2019)*

  • The Brilliant Deep (Chronicle Books, 2018)

  • The Bad Mood & The Stick (Little Brown, 2017)

  • The Gold Leaf (Enchanted Lion, 2017)

  • Please Open This Book (S&S, 2015)

  • Do Not Open This Book (S&S, 2013)

  • My Name is Elizabeth (Kids Can Press 2011)

  • Jinchalo (Drawn & Quarterly, 2012)*

  • Comics Class (2011, Koyama Press)*

  • Ojingogo (Drawn & Quarterly, 2008)*

    * Author and Illustrator