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Special Guests

Calmer Con welcomes three accomplished graphic novelists who will be signing their books all Saturday in the Artist Alley.


Violet Chan Karim

Violet Chan Karim is a comic artist and writer from Boston, Massachusetts. Her love for cartoons, books, and movies as a child led to her pursuing a career in writing and illustration as an adult. She graduated with a BFA in Sequential Art from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2020. Violet’s debut graphic novel, Summer Vamp, will be published in 2024 with Random House Graphic. She also creates the webcomic, Death of a Pop Star, with Webtoon.


Veronica Agarwal &
Lee Durfey-Lavoie

Veronica Agarwal is a Cartoonist and Illustrator from NYC. She graduated from SVA in May 2016 with a BFA in Cartooning. She loves plants, summertime, dogs and her three cats! Her work focuses on mental health, coming of age stories, and friendship.

Lee Durfey-Lavoie loves role-playing games and spending time with his cat. He's college drop-out who was able to find a career in writing.

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