Melanie Gillman is a graphic novelist, and a writing fellow in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. They are the creator of the webcomic and graphic novel As the Crow Flies, published in 2017 by Iron Circus Comics. As the Crow Flies has been named a 2018 Stonewall Honor Book, won the 2018 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award for Best Middle Grade Graphic Novel, and been nominated for an Ignatz, Eisner, and Dwayne McDuffie Award. Their next book, Stage Dreams, a queer western romance graphic novel, will be published by Lerner/Graphic Universe in September 2019. They are also a senior lecturer in the Comics MFA Program at the California College of the Arts, where they teach classes about making comics and professional practices.