2024 JAB Fair Advisory Jury

In our ongoing efforts to improve transparency and accountability with our amazing community, we have formed an Advisory Jury, as part of our Exhibitor review and acceptance process. 

The Advisory Jury is comprised of individuals who reflect the values and mission of Jersey Art Book Fair, particularly when it comes to expanding the representation of book arts across genres, identities and populations.

Members of the Advisory Jury represent diverse backgrounds and geographies, and are active in multiple art communities and art book fairs. Jury members act in an advisory capacity to JAB Fair staff, submitting their recommendations for exhibitors.

Advisory Jury 2024

Nelson Chan

Photographer and Founder

TIS Books

Nelson Chan was born in New Jersey and grew up between the States and Hong Kong. Nelson graduated from RISD and the Hartford Art School, co-founded TIS books, was the production manager for the Aperture Foundation, and is an assistant professor of photography at the California College of the Arts.

Perrin Drumm

Director of Publishing

A24 Films

Perrin Drumm is the head of publishing at A24 Films. She is a writer and editor, and holds an MFA in fiction. Previously, she founded AIGA’s Eye on Design.

Alfred Dudley III

Artist + MFA Candidate

Rutgers Mason Gross School of Art

Alfred Roosevelt Dudley III(They/Them) is an indépendant curator, artist, and educator based out of New Brunswick, NJ. Their interdisciplinary practice focuses on facilitating dialogue between the institutionalized Black American Body and modern Japanese manga sensibilities. They explore visual systems of mark-making and composition employed by dominant narratives through drawing, photography, zine-making, and sculpture.

Carolyn Hinkson-Jenkins

Director of Operations

School of Visual Arts

Carolyn Hinkson-Jenkins is the Director of Operations of the undergraduate departments in BFA Comics and BFA Illustration at the School of Visual Arts. She manages the overall business affairs and coordinates the curriculum for over 300 courses, 300 faculty members, and a student body of over 1,000 Comics and Illustration majors.

Whitney Mallett

Writer and Founding Editor

The Whitney Review of New Writing 

Whitney Mallett is the founding editor of The Whitney Review of New Writing and the co-editor of Barbie Dreamhouse, An Architectural Survey. She’s written for the New York Times, the Paris Review, FlashArt, Interview, and many other periodicals, as well as edited for New York Magazine, PIN–UP, Gayletter, Topical Cream, and the Editorial.

Kele McComsey


Mana Contemporary, Jersey City

Kele McComsey is Director of Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ, where the first Jersey Art Book Fair was hosted.

Laura M Poll

Zine Archivist

Trenton Free Public Library

Laura Poll created zines in the '80s and '90s, and is now the default Zine Librarian at the Trenton Free Public Library, NJ.

Olivia Spring

Founder and Editor

SICK Magazine

Olivia Spring is the founder and editor of SICK magazine. She writes about illness, disability, and trauma from her home in Maine, where she lives with her dog, Black Bean.

Rich Tu

Exec Creative Director + Partner

Sunday Afternoon

Rich Tu is a first generation Filipino-American and award-winning designer and artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. He is a Partner and Executive Creative Director at Sunday Afternoon. Previously, Rich has held creative leadership roles at Jones Knowles Ritchie, MTV Entertainment Group, and Nike Inc.