Chad Sell

Creators / Featured Kids Guests / Kids Creators

Chad Sell is the grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin. He lived in a neighborhood much like the one in his recent graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom, where he and his friends bounded through backyards in imaginative games and outfits! He also drew a lot and came up with all kinds of colorful characters. His favorites were often the villains, because despite being different and misunderstood, they were powerful, confident, and got the best costumes. Chad lives in Chicago with his husband and two cats. Follow the creators of the kingdom on Twitter at @TheCardboardK.

Chad Sell attends TCAF 2019 with the support of Penguin Random House Canada, and to celebrate the Fall 2018 release of The Cardboard Kingdom.

About The Cardboard Kingdom
(9781524719371 | HC | 6/5/2018 | $20.99 $27.99 | RH Childrens Books; Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)

Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their ordinary block into a cardboard kingdom. This is the summer when sixteen kids encounter knights and rogues, robots and monsters–and their own inner demons–on one last quest before school starts again.

In the Cardboard Kingdom, you can be anything you want to be–imagine that!

The Cardboard Kingdom was created, organized, and drawn by Chad Sell with writing from ten other authors: Jay Fuller, David DeMeo, Katie Schenkel, Kris Moore, Molly Muldoon, Vid Alliger, Manuel Betancourt, Michael Cole, Cloud Jacobs, and Barbara Perez Marquez. The Cardboard Kingdom affirms the power of imagination and play during the most important years of adolescent identity-searching and emotional growth.


Chad Sell can be found at the following:

Saturday May 11

11:00-12:00: Signing at the Penguin Random House Booth 126 & 127 (Toronto Reference Library, 1st Floor)
2:30-3:30: Spotlight: Imaginary Worlds at the Beeton Auditorium (Toronto Reference Library, 1st Floor)

Sunday May 12

12:00-1:00: Signing at the Penguin Random House Booth 126 & 127 (Toronto Reference Library, 1st Floor)
3:30-4:30: Queer & Trans Comics for Kids! at the Forest Hill Ballroom (Yorkville Marriott, 90 Bloor St. E)