I'm an artist and illustrator who lives in Davis California with my wife Regina, my best friend and favorite person in the world. I work primarily in the children's and young adult field.

After working for over 10 years in the field of editorial illustration for free weeklies like LA Weekly and The Sacramento News and Review I decided to return to my first love, children's illustration. In 2010 I received Best In Show at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators California North/Central Conference. I've since done work for Nickelodeon, Spongebob Comics, and have both written and illustrated for Cricket Magazine. I also am a frequent contributor to the career and culture site, Pyragraph.com.

Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, I was able to fund the publication of my first book, (Mostly) Wordless currently published by Alternative Comics.

My gallery work consists of studies from nature and images generated from my imagination. I've ocassionally shown my work at The Pence Gallery where I've taught art courses for children. I have also taught online courses for adults at The Children's Book Academy.

I am pleased to be represented as an author/illustrator by the greatest agent in the world, Abigail Samoun, at Red Fox Literary. For book and book related projects contact Abigail Samoun at abigail@redfoxliterary.com. For editorial and other projects contact me directly at the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

Because of the demands of my commercial work and personal projects, I am not available to illustrate self-published or print-on-demand books. If you're interested in becoming a children's author and have not been traditionally published, I highly recommend you join The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. The SCBWI is where I got started in the field, and I continue to be a member.

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Jed Alexander