Melissa DeJesus is an illustrator, cartoonist, and animator with a Masters in Art Education from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Having taught students K through College early in her career has inspired Melissa to focus her creative development for younger audiences. Many of her works have been published as graphic novels, printed in newspapers and shared online.
Her most recent publications included the syndicated comic strip My Cage, a short comic featured in the YA novel Fan Art, and the graphic novel Santa vs Dracula. When not working, Melissa is often reading, writing, and developing new material. She also enjoys gaming and planning trips she doesn't take.