Jessica Abel

Jessica Abel, an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and writer, is the chair of PAFA's Illustration program. She is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including La Perdida, Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio, and Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars.

In addition, Abel has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the European School of Visual Arts in France, the California College of Arts, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).