Siobhán Gallagher and John F. Malta

Creators / Kids Creators

Siobhán Gallagher is a senior designer with Abrams Kids & Comic Arts, living in Ridgewood, NYC. Her work often involves observational humor, personal confessions, and feminist storytelling. She has had her work featured in the New York Times, CBC Arts, Bustle, Elle Canada, and New Republic Magazine. In 2017, she received the Society of Illustrator’s Silver Medal of Excellence in the single image category. She was also selected as a New Visual Artist in Print Magazine’s 15 Under 30 issue in 2017.

Her first book, In a Daze Work: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind, is a humor-based, illustrated choose-your-own-adventure story and was published by Penguin Random House in July 2017.


John F. Malta is an illustrator and art director who works out of a studio located in Ridgewood, NYC.

John has worked on a myriad of editorial, advertising, and commercial projects with The New Yorker, The New York Times, Adult Swim, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. In addition to his client work he has self-published over 30 comics, zines, and anthologies – exhibiting regularly at festivals like Comic Arts Brooklyn and Comic Arts Los Angeles alongside partner and collaborator Siobhán Gallagher.

His paintings and installations have been exhibited widely across the country at galleries such as New Image Art, Hashimoto Contemporary, Spoke Art NYC, Superchief, Good Mother Gallery, and Think Tank LA.

John’s most recent comic Living Land was awarded a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators.