Gianna Meola

Gianna Meola is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist from New York, currently living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Comics for Choice and Group Chat. She also draws storyboards and makes prints. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer with animals. Her website is


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Animalia by Graeme Base and The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Kurt Vonnegut, George Saunders, David Sedaris

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I loved reading comics and drawing growing up.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Be patient with yourself.