Biography for What Makes You Happy
Simon and Schuster
Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids' comics, having cofounded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and homes. He also gives dynamic presentations to kids at schools, libraries, and community events that help spur an interest in art, writing, and creative thinking. The thirty-sixyear- old cartoonist lives with his wife, Karen, and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.