About Brian Yanish

Brian Yanish



Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour


Brian Yanish is an author, illustrator, designer and maker. His books include the youth graphic novels Zombie Doughnut Attack! (Random House 2022), Sleepaway Champs (2021), Shark and Bot (2020), Pirate Chicken: All Hens on Deck (Sourcebooks 2019) and the forthcoming Epic Roller Coaster Ride! (RH 2023) and Sweet and Sour (FSG 2024.) He has worked for Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy and designed educational software, home furnishings, apparel and toys. He is the creator of ScrapKins®, a Recycled Arts Enrichment program that inspires kids to see creative potential in everyday junk. As a presenter, Brian has shared STEAM based workshops and talks with schools and institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, The Strong Museum of Play, Boston Children’s Museum, Maker Faire, Bronx Zoo, World Science Festival and even appeared on Sesame Street. He currently lives in Rochester, NY.


Shark and Bot, chez Random House (2020-2023)

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