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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is a New York Times best-selling illustrator, author, and cartoonist. Her works include Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket (Roaring Brook, 2017), The Airport Book (Roaring Brook, 2016), Picture the Dead with Adele Griffin (Sourcebooks Fire, 2010), and Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert (Clarion, 2015). She teaches in the illustration department of the California College of the Arts.


Comic by Lisa Brown

Beastly Boy

Fall 2019 | Essays

On the wall of my living room is a drawing by the late artist Tomi Ungerer. It’s of a bearded man in medieval garb clutching a book and an enormous knife. He’s grinning wickedly at a child screaming in a boiling cauldron, heated by a pile of burning books. The piece is for the cover of a children’s-book exhibition catalog from 1965.