Rosemary Valero-O'Connell

Creators / Featured Young Adult Guests / International Creators

Rosemary Valero-O’Connell is a cartoonist and illustrator with a BFA in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She was raised in Zaragoza, Spain, but now lives in a little apartment in the ice and snow of Minnesota, self-publishing her books and working as a freelance illustrator and comic artist. Rosemary’s work has been featured in comics anthologies, in galleries, and on many poster designs for MONDO. Rosemary’s one-shot comic What Is Left (ShortBox) was recently nominated for two Eisner Awards: Best Single Issue and Best Coloring.

Rosemary Valero-O’Connell attends TCAF 2019 in support of her debuting LGBTQ YA graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, with co-creator Mariko Tamaki, published by First Second Books