Jenny Messerle

When I was six years old, my elementary school hosted a writing contest. I drew a comic about Pac-Man and his family. I didn’t win, but the contest inspired me to become a writer.

During my life, I’ve always made art and I've always done arts and crafts projects, but I drifted away from drawing and the joy of making up stories.

As an adult, I took a one-day workshop with the artist  Karen O’Brien. In class, I learned how to draw faces for imaginary characters. After this class, I filled two nine-inch by twelve-inch sketchbooks with doodles of characters from my imagination. This was the first time that I had ever filled an entire sketchbook of drawings.

A few months later, I took a week-long workshop with the cartoonist  John Porcellino  at The Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida. In this workshop, I created my first comic since I was in first grade.

This website contains my favorite, early comics that I've made.

To see my recent art, visit Instagram. When you see my art, you’ll see why people call me the “Queen of Happy Art” and why people love the titles of my art pieces.