bio + contact


Rachel Elliott is an author-illustrator of comics and books for young people. Her debut middle grade graphic novel, THE REAL RILEY MAYES, was released in May of 2022. If you love secret codes, parallel cat universes, and dude-ish girls who act out humorous death scenes, you’ll want to read this book.

Rachel grew up queer during the 1980s in rural Oklahoma. She’s a big fan of baseball, tacos, cats, and comedians. She has worked as a volunteer “zooteen”, a plaster-caster, a crumpet baker, and a children’s museum grant writer. She now teaches first-year composition, multimedia writing, and writing comics at the University of Kentucky, as well as a variety of comic and zine workshops for kids and adults.

Got questions, or wanna say hi? Use the contact form at the bottom of this page to get in touch with Rachel.

Interested in a workshop for your school or community organization? Click here to open the workshop flyer.

Think Rachel’s illustration might be a good fit for a project? Please contact Susan Hawk of Upstart Crow Literary.

Looking forward to meeting you!

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