A native New Yorker and former MAD magazine intern, Chari Pere graduated valedictorian from the School of Visual Arts in 2007 with a B.F.A. in cartooning. Winner of the 2008 Jerusalem Post New Cartoonist Contest and featured in The Jewish Week's 2009 "36 Under 36" list, Chari is a 2008 PresenTense Fellow, a 2009 and 2010 ROI attendee, and is one of the youngest current members of the National Cartoonists Society. She was an invited speaker on the Arts & Culture panel at the 2009 Israeli Presidential Conference. Her projects include the short comic :Gretchen Rubin in: The Quest for a Passion" in collaboration with Gretchen Rubin, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “The Happiness Project,” and “SUPER-DREN: The De-Victimizer,” a comic collaboration with www.bullies2buddies.com, and comics for JLI Teens. Other published works include coloring books for LearningAboutDiabetes.org, MAD magazine, The Girls' Guide to Guys' Stuff (Friends of Lulu, 2007), PresenTense Magazine and the Jerusalem Post. Additional online clients include www.kveller.com, www.ou.org, www.jgooders.com, www.gymguyzfitness.com, and www.myjewishlearning.com.