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Robert Geronimo

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Robert Geronimo is an artist/writer based in Staten Island, New York, where he works as an art instructor at Art Lab Inc., a non-profit organization that brings artistic knowledge and appreciation to the community through regular classes, exhibitions, and lectures. Robert teaches comic book illustration and storytelling, with students ranging from children and teenagers to adults. He graduated from Wagner College with a dual major in Fine Art and Art History while also studying comics and sequential storytelling at the Art Student's League in Manhattan under DC Comics artist Jamal Igle and Random House artist Steve Walker. Robert received a Master's Degree in Art History at Brooklyn College, where he studied children's book illustration under Bruce Degen, co-creator and artist of the critically-acclaimed children's picture book series The Magic School Bus. His master's thesis focused on the visual and literary canon of the DC comic book character, Wonder Woman, detailing the heroine's tragic fall from a strong feminine archetype to a less subversive character. He has collaborated with Mel Odom, author of The Rover, as well as, William Bernhardt, author of the popular Ben Kincaid series.

In 2013, Robert established a small printing press called Ascalon Press. The goal of the company is to empower young people, particularly young girls, through works that level the playing field for both genders. Robert's work is devoted to creating strong, female characters that encourage girls to be strong, independent heroines.

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