AVA the Monster Slayer

cover3The 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)


AVA cover


“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.

You can buy the book HERE!

Cousin Power

Ava is back with a brand new adventure – and she brought her cousin! Hard cover book. Includes author and illustrator signatures and an Ava & Sophia activity book. Shipping included(U.S. only). 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


Then, you can follow Ava the Monster Slayer on facebook for updates on the current monsters she is slaying!

(I made this video teaser leading up to our book release)


Since the book’s release, I’ve been invited into many schools to share with students my process of illustrating a children’s book.  I recently attended an illustrator visit at my old elementary school. It was fun to be back at the school where my passion for drawing got started.  I vividly remember drawing comic book heroes, for friends in the library, on rainy days when we couldn’t go outside.  It was great sharing my stories and insight of making a children’s book, with children!  The students were attentive, enthusiastic, asked great questions, and came up with some awesome book ideas of their own! Ah, to be a kid again.  Thank you Forest Glen!

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