Jimmy Gownley

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Books by this Author

Her Permanent Record
What Makes You Happy
When the Past Is a Present
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My motto is, "Never trust a person who has a motto."

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes by Elvis Costello, Hey Jude by the Beatles, God Only Knows by the Beach Boys, Begin the Begin by R.E.M.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I try not to regret anything. All my choices led me here, and that's not a bad place to be

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. That would be either my overwhelming genius, or my humility

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Girardville, Pennsylvania