Just a few things to help you get to know these two:
Both Shelli and Braden draw the artwork for the amazingly popular Adventure Time Comics, based on the smash Cartoon Network show, along with Ryan North, who writes the comics, and a variety of guest artists. These two do the main internal artwork.
They have won great acclaim for their Adventure Time comics, including winning an Eisner Award (the Oscars of comics) as well as a Harvey Award in 2013.
What’s it like to work together as a married couple on comics day in and day out? As Shelli says, “…we never argue. We just have IDEA BATTLES.” (interview over here)
Here’s their official biographies. Be sure to come and meet them (and buy books and comics to get signed! And possibly sketched in!) at the Tee Off.
Shelli Paroline escaped early on into the world of comics, cartoons, and science fiction. She has now returned to the Boston area, where she works as an unassuming illustrator and designer. She and her husband Braden Lamb currently illustrate the Adventure Time comics for Kaboom! Studios.
Braden Lamb grew up in Seattle, studied film in upstate New York, learned about vikings in Iceland and Norway, and established an art career in Boston. Now he draws and colors comics, and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Braden and his wife and art partner Shelli Paroline are the series artists for the Eisner- and Harvey-award-winning Adventure Time comic book published by kaboom! studios, written by Ryan North.
Just a few things to help you get to know M. T. Anderson:
He wrote the landmark science fiction cautionary tale Feed, now available in a fancy new edition, and for which he did fascinating research into the patterns of slang and swearing. Read his reflections about his landmark work here.
I first heard Mr. Anderson speak way back in 2007 (I’ve been a librarian for a time, folks!) and I remember being bowled over by his humor, wit, and cheered by his message: everyone should embrace whatever kind of geek you are and to remember that everyone is a geek about something. Agreed!
Over the years I’ve seen him at various events and conferences, and not only is he just as intelligent and curious as his books make you expect he’ll be, but he’s also charming, hilarious, and just the kind of person who’ll enjoy mini-golf. Just look at that twister photo (from the wonderful Dudes of YA photo spread).
Here’s his official biography, in case all this isn’t enough to entice you to come and meet him (and buy his books to get signed!) at the Tee Off.
M. T. Anderson has written stories for adults, picture books for children, adventure novels for young readers, and several books for older readers (both teens and adults). His satirical book Feed was a Finalist for the National Book Award and was the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize. The first volume of his Octavian Nothing saga won the National Book Award and the Boston Globe / Horn Book Prize. Both the first and second volumes of that two-part series were Printz Honor Books. He has published stories for adults in literary journals like The Northwest Review, The Colorado Review, and Conjunctions
Some highlights from the Teen night for Mini-Golf! Book hedgehogs were a hit (you can see a Cheshire Cat being made) and the photo both was great fun. We had more than a few Doctors…good thing we had our electronic screwdriver on hand.
Check out all of the photo booth snapshots over at the library’s flickr page here.
Remember these guys? At this year’s Tee Off, teens will have a chance to make and costume some book hedgehogs of their very own! Anyone want to tackle Hogwarts? Mortal Instruments? The Diviners? Code Name Verity? Think of the hedgehog possibilities!