Kristen Gudsnuk is the creator of the comic series Henchgirl, and the illustrator of the book series VIP by Jen Calonita. In her spare time she performs with the band Sally. Kristen learned everything she knows about art and life from Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Animorphs. This is the sequel to her debut book for Graphix, Making Friends. She lives in New York City with her supportive dog and loyal boyfriend.
Praise for Making Friends: * Making Friends is the Scott Pilgrim for the tweenage set, perfect for any younger readers' graphic novel collection. -- School Library Journal, starred reviewGudsnuk's powers of imagination will make her plenty of friends. -- Publishers WeeklyThis charming graphic novel features full-color, manga-inspired illustrations and a breezy plot that blends wish fulfillment and fantasy with an approachable and contemporary storyline. With a broad brush, Gudsnuk hits many of the angst-y issues of middle school, including popularity, bullying, family relationships, body image, and fandom, creating appeal for a large swath of readers... A nifty pastiche of middle school matters. -- Kirkus ReviewsMiddle-schoolers, meanwhile, will appreciate Gudsnuk's light touch in bringing an empathetic, joyful, and judicious treatment to those tough in-between years. -- BooklistPraise for Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board: Gudsnuk's bubbly, playful artwork, in a warm palette dominated by pink and purple and dense with detail and expressive, goggle-eyed faces, is a pleasure to look at. -- Booklist