AUTHOR OF NEW KID, IN LIVING COLOR, THE OFFENDERS, AND THE ZERO DEGREE ZOMBIE ZONE
Bio: Jerry Craft is an author and illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels. His middle grade graphic novel, New Kid, will be released by HarperCollins on February 5, 2019. Jerry has earned recognition from the Junior Library Guild, and has won five African American Literary Awards. He is the creator of Mama's Boyz, an award-winning comic strip that was distributed by King Features Syndicate from 1995 - 2013. He is a co-founder and co-producer of the Schomburg’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. Jerry was born in Harlem and grew up in nearby Washington Heights. He is a graduate of The Fieldston School and received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts.