Jessica Boehman

Jessica Boehman is an illustrator and Associate Professor of Art History and Studio Art living in NYC.  She grew up as part of a large military family, and has lived in several states throughout the country, and abroad in Germany and Italy, the two countries of her cultural origin.  Jessica has illustrated book covers, private commissions, commercial logos, and fabric designs for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Arts Business Institute,, the SCBWI magazine, and 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Her first book, The Lions at Night, based on her short 2016 comic, was published in March 2019 by The RoadRunner Press. She is currently working on her second book, The Day the Iceberg Came to Town, written by Joshua Boehman, also from The RoadRunner Press.

About The Lions at Night

The Lions at NightBy day, the lions Patience and Fortitude guard the New York Public Library. By night, they have been known to go on adventures inspired by the books their favorite librarian reads to them. In Jessica Boehman’s debut wordless picture book the lions take a late-night subway ride to the wild and wonderful Coney Island, where the two lions fit right in as they indulge in some nostalgic New York City-style fun. Will the lions make it back to their perches at the library before dawn? And will anyone notice they have been gone?


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