Cara Bean is the author of Draw 500 Funny Faces and Features and has been an art teacher at Lexington High School in Massachusetts for twelve years. She has an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Washington in Seattle and received a certificate in cartooning from the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida.
In 2012 she initiated LEXICON, an annual comics art festival for teens, held most recently at the Cary Memorial Library.
She provides interactive workshops on creativity with people of all ages and backgrounds in various public forums. Cara enjoys watching the beginning of complex ideas emerge from the simple act of doodling on paper.
When she is not teaching, she makes comics that delve into poetic self introspection, playful storytelling and topic relevant to teens and teaching. Cara lives near Boston with her partner Matt and their dog Raisin.