Lulu Award winning cartoonist Abby Denson is the author of Cool, Japan GuideDolltopia (the title garnered a 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and a Bronze International Manga Award) and Tough Love: High School Confidential, which was originally serialized in XY Magazine. She has scripted comics for Amazing Spider-Man Family, Powerpuff Girls Comics, Simpsons Comics, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Disney Adventures, and comics for Nickelodeon Magazine. The City Sweet Tooth, her blog about food and travel runs at She has taught and lectured at various venues including the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Eugene Lang College at The New School, and Sophia University in Tokyo.

photo by Greg Frederick