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MaTT FURIE

Los Angeles based Matt Furie was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1979 and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware in 2001.

Matt Furie’s drawings come from a mix of child-like enchantment and momentary adult situations. His self proclaimed “children’s book illustrations for adults” combines traditional and modern mark-making for his ripe, cartoon-inspired characters. He has exhibited extensively in the USA and Europe, his comic book series “Boy’s Club” (featuring Pepe the Frog & friends) is collected by Fantagraphics. In 2012 McSweeney’s published Matt’s first children’s book, ‘The Night Riders’, a wordless tale about the adventures of two best friends, a frog and a rat.

SAM BOSMA

Sam Bosma was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and grew up in suburban Pennsylvania. After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art, he taught in the Illustration department from 2011 to 2013 before moving to Brooklyn, New York. His work has been recognized by Spectrum, American Illustration, and The Society of Illustrators. He won a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators in the Institutional category, as well as a Gold Award from Spectrum in 2013 and two Ignatz Awards for his Fantasy Sports books. Fantasy Sports #1 was his debut graphic novel, followed by Fantasy Sports #2, published in 2016. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Kali Ciesemier and their horrible cat.