Carla Speed McNeil was born and raised in southern Louisiana, which is a world apart from the Deep South, in turn a strange world within the U.S., which only thinks it's not part of the wonderfully strange world we all live in. She reads a lot and makes stuff up and gets it all wrong, which is why she writes fiction.
McNeil has worked with industry stars such as Greg Rucka, Kieron Gillen, Alex de Campi, Warren Ellis, Adam Warren, and Cullen Bunn. Her credits include Empowered, No Mercy, The Wicked & The Divine, Harrow Country, her own 20-year-ongoing science fiction series Finder, and a really cool little double-page "Loki" story in Squirrel Girl. One Eisner, three Ignatz bricks, several show prizes. She has also taught Introduction To Cartooning at MICA in Baltimore.