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Ira Marcks
Ira Markes

Ira Marcks writes and draws graphic novels for young readers. His latest books Shark Summer and Spirit Week have been recommended by The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and the American Library Association. Ira is a Top Teacher in the creative learning community Skillshare and co-hosts the Cartoon Feelings podcast.


Shark Summer

“Shark Summer is bursting with vibrant, expressive art....The characters are distinct and relatable...It’s a lovely read!” —Molly Knox Ostertag, author of the Witch Boy series

"Eloquently chronicled in Marcks’s cinematic panels, friendships are formed and repaired, parental relationships articulated, and inner conflicts expressed and resolved. A winning production."  —Kirkus