(Illustration by Kris Mukai)

Yuko Ota & Ananth Hirsh live in Brooklyn, NY.

Yuko is a cartoonist.

Ananth is a writer.

Their latest book is OUR CATS ARE MORE FAMOUS THAN US. They are also the authors of LUCKY PENNY.

They’ve worked with Oni Press, BOOM!, Dark Horse, Lerner Publishing, Red5, and more. 

In addition to their work with publishers, Ananth & Yuko have self-published CUTTINGS, a collection of fiction comics and related artwork. 

Ananth has a previous book with Oni Press, titled BUZZ! You can see more of Ananth Hirsh’s work with Tessa Stone on their latest collaboration, IS THIS WHAT YOU WANTED

Yuko and Ananth post comics at johnnywander.com. Their latest project is titled BARBAROUS.

(Illustration by Aatmaja Pandya)


PRESS for Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us:

We've done a couple of interviews (with more coming!):

And we've gotten some nice coverage!

PRESS for Lucky Penny:

Junior Library Guild Selection!

Honorable Mention in the YA Category of the New York Book Festival!

Starred review at Publisher's Weekly!

Lucky Penny is now available in SPANISH from publisher Ediciones Babylon! Here's an interview we did in anticipation of the book's release (you can scroll down to read it in English!)



• ECCC - Seattle, WA - March 2-5
• BK Library Comic Con - Brooklyn, NY - March 18
• C2E2 - Chicago, IL - April 21-23

TCAF - Toronto, Canada - May 14-15
Fried Pie Con - Atlanta, GA - May 28
ALA Annual Conference - Orlando, FL - June 24-25
Boston Comicon - Boston, MA - August 12-14
FlameCon - New York, NY - August 20-21
- Bethesda, MD - September 17-18
 NYCC - SIGNING - New York, NY - October 6-9