|Colleen AF Venable|
As someone who seems to have fully recovered from being voted class "dork," Colleen AF Venable's double major in studio art and English led her to success as a graphic novelist writing about a hamster named Hamisher. Her Guinea Pig: Pet Shop Private Eye series is now up to its fifth release, and she designs graphic novels for First Second Books during the day while continuing her own writing at night. In an interview with Graphic Universe, Colleen freely admits that her favorite genre to write is "Silly." When she appears at our conference, she'll be talking about "Breaking Out as an Illustrator in the Digital Age." Maybe she'll even tell us what the A and F stand for!