Danica Novgorodoff


BOOKS 

2022

Alexander von Humboldt: Explorer, Naturalist & Environmental Pioneer, a picture book, published by Penguin Random House.


Not a Cat, a picture book, published by Tilbury House (text by Winter Miller). 


2020
Long Way Downa graphic novel in collaboration with Jason Reynolds, published by Simon & Schuster. 

2014
The Undertaking of Lily Chen, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books (Macmillan).
 
2009
Refresh, Refresh, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books (Macmillan) and Casterman (French edition).
 
2008
Slow Storm, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books (Macmillan).
 
2006
A Late Freeze, a mini-graphic novel, self-published.
 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
2007-2022
Art and writing published in Best American Comics, Artforum, Believer Magazine, Orion Magazine, The Verge, Esquire Magazine, VQR, Slate Magazine, Seneca Review, Arkansas International, Symbolia Magazine, World Literature Today Magazine, Ploughshares Literary Magazine, Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, The Iowa Review, The Comics Journal, Ecotone Journal, Candlewick Press’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Essay Daily, and others.
 

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
2022

Winner of the Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal for outstanding achievement in illustration for children and young people. The Carnegie Greenaway Awards are "the UK’s longest running and best-loved book awards for children and young people."


2020

Café Royal Cultural Foundation literature grantee for a graphic novel on art and motherhood.  


2016

Sarabande Books 2016 Writer in Residence.
 
2015
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award in Literature.
 
2007-2014
Art exhibitions at 849 Gallery (Louisville, KY), The Roger Smith Hotel (New York, NY); the New York Institute of Technology (New York, NY); Pyro Gallery (Louisville, KY); Doma (New York, NY); Charmingwall Gallery (New York, NY); Riverviews Artspace (Lynchburg, VA); and Anno Domini gallery (San Jose, CA).
 
2010-2019
Artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Brush Creek Foundation, Wildfjords Artist Residency (Iceland), and Willapa Bay.
 
2011
Refresh, Refresh included in Best American Comics.
 
2010 & 2011
Prevention for a Safer Society Award by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for an illustrated report on innovation in criminal justice, and a guide to the juvenile justice system.
 
2007
Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics and Eisner Award nomination for A Late Freeze.


EDUCATION
2002
B.A. Yale University
Graduated with distinction in the Art Major
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Member Phi Beta Kappa



WORK

Current writer & artist.

2015-2017
Comics teacher at Uptown Stories, a non-profit writing program in NYC.
 
2014
Adjunct lecturer at Kentucky School of Art (Louisville, KY).
 
2010-2012
Horse wrangler (Steamboat Springs, CO). 

2005-2009 
Designer, First Second Books, publisher of graphic novels.

2000 & 2002 
Assistant to photographer Sally Mann (Lexington, VA).