Cartoonist, author, and educator Jessica Abel won both the Harvey and Lulu Awards for Best New Talent. She is the author of Soundtrack and Mirror, Window, two comic collections culled from her comic book series, Artbabe. Her La Perdida won the Harvey Award for Best New Series and was excerpted in 2006’s Best American Comics. The author of two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics, Abel is chair of the illustration program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Both within and without PAFA, she works with creative people to implement tools that help them actually make their work instead of just dreaming about it. Trish Trash #1: Rollergirl of Mars (Trish Trash graphic novels) is the first of Abel’s new science fiction comics series, in which 200 years from now, on the newly inhabited Mars, Trish “Trash” Nupindju dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star.