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Mr. Curtis

Gavin Curtis was born in New York City. His love of writing and drawing developed very early when he was in elementary school.  He used to create comic books to entertain his friends.  When he got older, Gavin went to college at the School of Visual Arts. There he studied cartooning with renowned storyteller Will Eisner, and even collaborated with Mr. Eisner on two covers for the school’s comic book magazine entitled Gallery.  He also studied children’s book illustration and created the book dummy for his first picture book Grandma’s Baseball.

When Gavin finished school, he began working for Marvel Comics where he drew and eventually wrote many stories.  He also completed graduate school to get his master's degree in education from Hunter College and become an elementary school teacher.

Today, an educator for over twenty years, a writer and illustrator, Mr. Curtis continues to push himself and his students to creative heights.  Mr. Curtis is the author of The Bat Boy & His Violin, a Coretta Scott King Honor winning picture book.

Read my interview with the National Association for Music Educators: