Maureen Klusza was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. Her father, an artist himself, inspired his daughter’s primitive doodling.

In grade school, Maureen drew cartoons for her teachers. In high school, Maureen continued drawing cartoons. She drew cartoons in almost every class. She helped her junior class with fundraising by drawing caricatures for 50 cents each. (She’ll never do it again!)

Maureen graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, with a BFA degree in Illustration. She also took full advantage of non-required math courses.

Maureen lives in Fremont, California and teaches high school students graphic arts & yearbook at California School for the Deaf. She also enjoys working as a freelance graphic designer, web designer, illustrator and cartoonist.