AVA the Monster Slayer

The adventures of Ava the Monster Slayer are set to continue this fall with the release of “Ava the Monster Slayer in Cousin Power”, published by Sky Pony Press and distributed through Simon & Schuster. For the sequel, Lisa and I decided to follow a comic book style format in hopes that Ava the Monster Slayer can be the gateway that leads young readers deeper into the realm of comic books! With the introduction of Ava’s cousin, Sophia, the girls share the horror and courage of taking their stuffed animals back from the scary woodland monsters that surround them while away at camp.  This was another fun project to work on with Lisa!  I hope you enjoy!

(animation credits: Nora Felten)

Cousin Power

Ava is back with a brand new adventure – and she brought her cousin! Hard cover book. Shipping included(only in U.S.) ISBN-13: 9781510748101 ISBN-10: 1510748105 Publisher: Sky Pony Publish Date: October 2019 Page Count: 44 Reading Level: Ages 3-6 Series: Ava the Monster Slayer #2


“Ava the Monster Slayer; A Warrior Who Wears Glasses” was written by Lisa Maggiore, illustrated and designed by Ross Felten, helped on by our literary agent, Loretta Cavarette, and was published by Sky Pony Press and released Fall of 2015.

AVA cover

Ava the Monster Slayer: A Warrior Who Wears Glasses

Ava’s adventures begin at home when no one will save her dear stuffed animal, Piggy, for the basement monsters.



Since the book’s release, I have made school appearances to share with students my process of illustrating a children’s book.  A highlight of mine was going back to visit my old elementary school. It was fun to be back at the place where my passion for drawing got started.  I vividly remember drawing comic book heroes on rainy days for recess, hiding between the book shelves in the school library.  I had a blast sharing my stories and insight with the future crop of dreamers!  The students were attentive, enthusiastic, asked great questions, and came up with some awesome book ideas of their own. Thank you Forest Glen Elementary!

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