Jesse Leon McCann is a highly acclaimed Eisner Award Co-Winner and a New York Times Top Ten Bestselling Children’s Author, whose creative journey spans over twenty-five years in the realms of comic books and children’s literature. With a rich and diverse portfolio, Jesse has become a prominent figure in the world of storytelling.
During his remarkable career, Jesse has left an indelible mark on the hearts of readers through his work with iconic characters like Shrek, Scooby-Doo, Krypto, The Simpsons, and many more beloved favorites. His imaginative storytelling has enchanted both young and adult audiences, showcasing his versatility as a writer.
Working with DC Comics, Jesse wrote most of the PINKY & THE Brain series and numerous tales of COW & CHICKEN, JOHNNY BRAVO, SYLVESTER CAT, ROAD RUNNER, DAFFY DUCK, PORKY PIG, WILE E. COYOTE, MARVIN THE MARTIAN, Krypto, and TWEETY stories. He also wrote chapter books for kids featuring BATMAN, ACE VENTURA, PET DETECTIVE, and How To Draw books, featuring MEGA MAN, TWEETY, and many others.
Jesse brought his children’s book experience to Bongo Comics, where he wrote THE SIMPSONS, BARTMAN, RADIOACTIVE MAN, and FUTURAMA. He also penned years’ worth of their TRIVIA CALENDARS. THE SIMPSONS COMICS won the Eisner for BEST COMIC FOR CHILDREN during his tenure, and Jesse and his team were presented as the actual winners of the award by Bongo Editor-in-Chief Bill Morrison. Who was he to argue?
As Jesse spent his days writing whimsical children’s stories, at night, he explored more adult-oriented narratives for Chaos Comics, writing titles like LADY DEATH, THE INSANE CLOWN POSSE, PURGATORI, and SMILEY, THE PSYCHOTIC BUTTON. Let him tell you, it was a real dichotomy!