Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer living in Oakland. Works include New York Times bestseller This One Summer and Skim with Jillian Tamaki, Emiko Superstar with Steve Rolston, and the YA novel (You) Set Me on Fire. This One Summer was the winner of Printz and Caldecott Honors in 2015 and received the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album (New).
Tillie Walden is an American cartoonist who has published five graphic novels and a webcomic. Walden won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work for her graphic novel, Spinning. She teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies.
Rachel Smythe is a comic artist and folklorist based out of Wellington, New Zealand, and the creator of the Eisner-nominated Lore Olympus, published via Webtoon.