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Kali Ciesemier

Biography

Kali Ciesemier

 

Kali Ciesemier is a freelance illustrator newly based in New York with a love of color and the fantastic. She taught illustration from 2009-2013 at her alma mater, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has worked on a wide variety of projects. Her Clients include Amtrak, the Boston Globe, Cartoon Network, Google, Harper Collins, LA Times, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Scholastic, and United Way. She has also previously worked as a concept artist for Big Huge Games. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Spectrum, and American Illustration. She has spoken at the Society of Illustrators on the "First Four Years" panel, Light Grey Art Lab at the "Resolve to MAKE: 2013" workshop, Winthrop University as the GD/IL commencement speaker, and Small Press Expo 2013 on the "Illustration as Profession and Practice" panel.

Kali Ciesemier

Books by Kali Ciesemier

Written by Cherie Priest with Illustrations by Kali Ciesemier - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. However a few years later Libby was in a car accident and she passed away with her mom and Princess X died with her. Years later May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X? When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives.