About Frederator Books
Frederator Books was founded by media juggernaut, Fred Seibert, with 1 simple mission: to make hilarious ebook series that embrace the innovation of born-digital publishing. For example, this means we get to publish all 10 books in a series within a year. Take that, paper! We’ve taken the talent and savvy acquired from years of cartoon production and injected it into our books. We make reading colorful, surprising, lively and most importantly, FUN.
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Fred Seibert makes original cartoons, television networks, and digital books. The Frederator Books founder has been a creative force at MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Channel Frederator and YouTube, and the executive producer of animation hits like The Fairly Odd Parents, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, and Adventure Time. For more about Fred Seibert’s incredibly cool five-act career, check out his full bio page on Frederator.com.
David Wilk has held executive positions in publishing, wholesaling and distribution. Starting first as a writer, then an editor, book designer and publisher, he has now worked in the book industry for more than thirty-five years. David has worked closely with hundreds of publishers in every aspect of distribution and sales, business development, marketing and author relations. He has also worked closely with many authors and content developers to bring their works from concept or manuscript to successfully published and distributed books. In addition to being a writer, editor, book designer and publisher, he has also been a book packager, founded and operated a book wholesaling business, and worked extensively in book distribution in both small and large companies. In recent years he has consulted through his company Booktrix.com with a number of independent publishers and authors, working closely with them to develop publishing opportunities as well as alternative business models.
Zoë Barton works out of Frederator New York managing marketing for Frederator Books. She comes to us with a broad range of experience in the arts and in working with kids. A graduate of Oberlin College, she received her B.A. in Dance and Psychology and was a member of the Oberlin Dance Company as well as the recipient of the Helen M. Ward Memorial Award for theater and dance. Prior to joining Frederator, Zoë was a nursery school teacher and spent her summers working as a choreographer and dance teacher with Company D, a dance company comprised of young adults with Down Syndrome. Zoë is passionate about getting kids and adults excited about learning. She is also passionate about bowling.
Christy Mirabal is the Director of Publishing at Frederator Books. Christy is a publishing veteran, and has held positions in digital publishing, editorial, contracts, rights, and audiobooks. Originally from Green Bay, WI, now you’ll likely find Christy in Brooklyn counting her lucky stars that people pay her to work with two of her favorite things—books and technology. And, yes, she does own a cheesehead cowboy hat.
Our Writers and Illustrators
Joey Ahlbum, a New York City native, graduated from the high school of Art and Design and The School of Visual Arts. His animation and illustration work includes projects for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, MTV, Frederator,and PBS. He was supervising director on the Emmy winning “Clifford’s Puppy Days” for Scholastic and worked on 9 seasons of “Elmo’s World” for Sesame Street. His personal films have toured in a Best of ASIFA series, been shown in Movies in the Park, the Zagreb Animation Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Film Forum in NYC. He currently lives in Manhattan with his lovely wife and daughter.
Alyssa Smith Location: New York. Likes: cartoons, animals, roller coasters, free samples. Dislikes: long lines, cloudy weather. Art tools: tablet, laptop, photoshop. Favorite color: green.
Angela An Angela has a background in animation, but specializes in character and environment design. Calvin and Hobbes taught her about life. Some of her guilty pleasures include shopping on ebay/etsy and watching historical Korean dramas. She currently works as a visual development artist, designer, and matte painter, but also freelances doing design and illustration. She loves hiking in the woods with her dog, snowboarding, sci-fi, and reading manga.
Charis Jackson-Barrios Charis JB is a 19-year-old living in NYC, and former Frederator intern. When she’s not babysitting Catbug while the Bravest Warriors are out saving the day, she enjoys illustrating and dreaming of stories for cartoons! If you’d like to see more of her silly drawings, follow her at Charisjb.tumblr.com.
Chris Vales Chris Vales was born in New York and currently goes to school at Maine College of Art, graduating in May of 2014. Chris enjoys reading comics, watching action movies, and playing video games.
Emily Jourdan Hello, Mightiest Heroes! My name is Emily Jourdan. I’m a digital artist from Tampa, Florida, and I recently graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design, with a B.F.A. in Computer Animation. When I’m not busy painting the epics of Catbug’s imagination, chances are that I’m probably still drawing. Either that, or I’m sewing, watching cartoons, or harvesting a fresh crop of blurple berries for the shortcake feast. If you like my work, you can see more of it on my website! If you don’t like my work, then I’m afraid no shortcakes for you.
Jason Johnson Jason Johnson is co-writer and creative consultant for Bravest Warriors. Jason is also the co-creator and voice of internet phenomenon Dr. Tran. When he’s not writing for cartoons or Catbug e-books, Jason can be found teaching with the San Diego Guild of Puppetry or playing accordion with a local circus.
Kristen Gish Kristen Gish was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, and is a fan of drawing and Elton John. She graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Computer Animation. Her special talents include eating and pretending to be good at dancing.
Matt Bolinger Matt Bolinger is a designer and illustrator currently kickin it in NYC. He really loves cartoons and is really good at staying off tumblr jk.
Miles Cook Miles Cook is an Illustrator and comic artist who currently resides in Portland, Maine. He has been drawing monsters and spaceships and making up stories since he could hold a pencil. His art and comics can be found online at: milescook.tumblr.com
Sam Ellis Sam Ellis makes comics, cartoons, and games. He has worked on projects with BOOM Studios, Cartoon Network, Disney Interactive, FX, and Marvel. He lives in Spotsylvania with his wife, two sons, dog, and six chickens. Visit Sam at www.manofmissle.com