About Jed Alexander

I'm an author and illustrator who lives in Davis California with my wife Regina, my best friend and favorite person in the world.

After graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in illustration, I taught English as a second language in Cuernavaca Mexico, returned to the states and worked a series of temporary office jobs, wrote and drew for small press comics and zines, worked at a commercial printers, and did occasional freelance illustration gigs for The Sacramento News and Review and L.A. Weekly, among other less distinguished publications.

In 2013, Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, I was able to fund the publication of my first picture book, (Mostly) Wordless. My first conventionally published book, Red, came out in 2018 from Cameron + Company. My next book, Gold, will be released by Cameron + Company in 2020. I've also written and illustrated stories for SpongeBob Comics and Cricket Magazine.

More recently I've enjoyed teaching art classes for children at Davis Arts Center. I also taught an online course on crowdfunding 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 jed@jedalexander.com. 

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.