Jenn Harney

harneyphoto_cropJENN HARNEY met Tomie dePaola from afar in first grade. It was the first time it ever occurred to her that people could draw pictures and get paid for it. Supplemented by a steady stream of Richard Scarry, Rankin and Bass, Bill Watterson, and Jim Henson, she graduated from Kent State University with a BA in studio art and a minor in children’s literature. Jenn started out drawing and designing for coloring books and educational workbooks, and then spent the next decade as a toy designer, creating stuffed animals for zoos around the world. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, her daughter, and a fish that won’t die. Jenn enjoys sketching at her desk, drinking lots of coffee, and watching old episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. You can find her online at and @jennharknee.
Jenn is represented by Rachel Orr. Please contact Rachel for more information at rko(at)

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