Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, TX. She is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she now teaches. As of 2022, she has published three graphic novellas with the London based Avery Hill Publishing and three with First Second Books, including her Eisner Award-winning memoir Spinning. Her new book is Clementine, forthcoming this summer. She currently lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire with her cat Stan.
Maria Scrivan is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning syndicated cartoonist, and speaker based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her laugh-out-loud comic, Half Full, appears daily in newspapers nationwide and on gocomics.com. Maria licenses her work for greeting cards, and her cartoons have appeared in MAD Magazine, Parade, and many other publications. Nat Enough, her debut graphic novel, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and the follow-ups, Forget Me Nat and Absolutely Nat, also released to great acclaim. Learn more about Maria at mariascrivan.com.
Melany Kahn is a second-generation forager who learned from her parents, the late abstract painter, Emily Mason and the late landscape painter, Wolf Kahn. For 20 years she has taught children how to forage for wild mushrooms. She attended Wesleyan University, received an MSW from Boston College, and an MFA in Film from The Tisch School where she met illustration collaborator, Ellen Korbonski. Melany taught film production and documentary at NYU, and was a longtime family mediator. She and her husband live in New Hampshire and Vermont with their children, 3 cats and 17 chickens, and co-own The Porch Cafe in Brattleboro. You can find her foraging at every opportunity. Mason Goes Mushrooming is her first book.