Bio

Cartoonist and creative mentor Jessica Abel is the founder of the Creative Focus Workshop. She works with ambitious mid-career creative pros and businesses stop grinding and carve out the deep focus needed to finish—and launch—the game-changing work they want to be known for.

Jessica is the author of a dozen books, including Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life, the graphic novel La Perdida, and two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. Her book Out on the Wire is about how the best radio and podcast producers in the world use story to keep us listening. Jessica’s latest work of fiction is the Eisner-nominated Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars. She is chair of the illustration program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Social media profiles

Twitter: @jccabel

Instagram: @visiblewoman

Facebook: @jccabel

Headshots of Jessica Abel

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Jessica Abel by Maria Teicher
Credit: Photo by Maria Teicher
Jessica Abel with her books, photo by Maria Teicher
Credit: Photo by Maria Teicher
Jessica Abel by Maria Teicher
Credit: Photo by Maria Teicher

Jessica Abel by Maria Teicher
Credit: Photo by Maria Teicher

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