Jerel Dye is an illustrator, cartoonist and artist living and working in the Boston area. He makes living as a freelance illustrator, designer, and teaches courses on comics and cartooning. Dye received his BFA from Umass Dartmouth in Painting, and his MFA at MassArt in the Studio for Interrelated media. His work has appeared in various fiction magazines, museum exhibitions, story books, children’s books, several comics anthologies and in self published mini-comics. In 2012 he won the Mice Comics Grant in for his mini comic From the Clouds.