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You can call me Rivkah. I write and illustrate YA and MG graphic novels as well as picture books. I like writing about topics that are hard to talk about: the loss of a parent, estrangement, discovering ones identity, etc. But I like magic too, so sometimes, I mix them!

I've had a few books published: an LGBTQ YA dramedy series about coming out, sisterhood, family, and of course, romance! It was nominated to the ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. I've also been published in instructional books and children's magazines, write tutorials, articles, and reviews, and teach workshops.

Currently, I am working on a series with First Second and making magic!
I hope that I can help you make magic too!

CURRENT PROJECTS

MYSTERY PROJECT
Project Numero Uno with FIRST SECOND is TOP SECRET, so shhhhh! Don’t tell anybody. But because you’re here, let’s have some sneaky peeks at some of what...
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FIVE WISHES
“WISHES, BOY. Wishes. Plant one, you get one wish. Plant them all, you get…FIVE! But there’s one wish you must NEVER ask. You must NEVER...
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SOULFLIGHT
A MG kidlit webcomic. Coming really really soon!!!!!!!! Click here if you’d like to be notified when SOULFLIGHT launches! I promise you’re in for a...
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CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATION

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LET'S MAKE MAGIC!

CAMERA CONVENTIONS in GRAPHIC NOVELS
In THEATRICAL vs. CINEMATIC STORYTELLING, I mention a lot of things like "zoom," "pan," "establishing shot," etc, which are terms typically used to direct cinematography in movies. While there aren't any "cameras" in comics, the artist is still both director and cinematographer: they direct the shots, understand...
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CINEMATIC vs THEATRICAL STORYTELLING in GRAPHIC NOVELS
What do I mean by "cinematic" and "theatrical" storytelling? Before the advent of moving film, people mostly saw plays on a stage. The theatre! You were in a fixed seat with a fixed stage. The only things that moved were the actors, the sets, the costumes, and maybe the lighting...
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WHAT IS A KIDLIT GRAPHIC NOVEL?
If you are a children's book writer or illustrator, you probably already know what "kidlit" means but maybe aren't so familiar with graphic novels. If you come from comics and graphic novels, I'm not gonna assume you know what kidlit means. So let's explain both what they ARE and what they are NOT.
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