About

Email me here!: carmen.a.wood@gmail.com

Carmen Wood a smiling white woman with a pink top and pink lipstick smiles at the camera

Instagram: @carmenwoodillustration

Current Project: I’m prepping my middle grade slice-of-life fantasy graphic novel Scary to prepare for querying agents!

Closed for private commissions until further notice.

Hi! I’m Carmen (she/her), a creator of magical and honest comics for kids + teens. I’m obsessed with coming of age stories and magic, and love to create accessible, vibrant art that gives readers a safe place to escape to. My work has appeared in New Moon Girls Magazine, was an honorary mention for the SCBWI Tomie de Paola Award (2016), and is informed and inspired by my various day jobs in the book world over the years, including at the amazing indie bookstores Wild Rumpus (Publishers Weekly’s 2017 best bookstore of the year!) and Cream & Amber, as well as at an elementary school library. I’m the creator of the 90+ page ongoing webcomic Mermaid Days, and have been a member of the SCBWI since 2012.

I currently live in the Bay Area of California despite being obsessed with my home state of Minnesota. My family includes a charismatic mini Aussie and a mischievous spouse who may be a vampire, and my dream weekend is cooking an elaborate brunch and reading my way through a juicy book haul. I also spend way too much time fangirling over BTS!