Crystal Velasquez is the author of the graphic novel Just Princesses, Hunters of Chaos, Hunters of Chaos 2: Circle of Lies, the Your Life . . . series, and four Maya & Miguel books based on the TV show. She has also written six soon-to-be-published mini comic books in the Grimm's Fairy Tales series under the pen name Dawn P. Marquez, and is currently writing new chapter books for young readers. She holds a B.A. in English/creative writing from Penn State University and is a graduate of NYU's Summer Publishing Institute. Having spent nearly two decades as a production editor at Tor Books and Penguin Random House, she is now an editor at Working Partners Ltd. as well as a freelance proofreader and copyeditor. She was born in the Bronx, NY, and now lives in Flushing, Queens.
Joe Del Beato - Artist
Local comics legend Joe del Beato returns to Free Comic Book Day! Joe is a long time friend of the store and if you’ve been to one our events before you’re sure to remember him. We’re excited to have him back!
Joe is best known for his work on iconic 80’s properties like MASK, Inhumanoids, G.I. Joe, Insectaurs, Visionaries as well as many others. His devotion to the medium of comics has lead him to inspire the next generation of comic artists through his popular class on comic illustrations at the Atlantic City Free Public Library