Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (@hirosemaryhello) describes herself as “a large, friendly cartoon cat that’s been sleeping on your windowsill since 1994.” Her original graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me won her three Ignatz Awards at the 2019 Small Press Expo for Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Graphic Novel, and Outstanding Story. She has previously worked with DC Comics and BOOM! Studios on a Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes crossover, illustrated a Steven Universe graphic novel, and was previously nominated for two Eisner Awards for Best Coloring and Best Single Issue/One-Shot, for her comic What is Left. Brandon had the pleasure of speaking with her after her big night back in September 2019.
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