Kim Dwinell is the author and illustrator of the Surfside Girls graphic novel series (Top Shelf/ IDW) and was a consultant on the Apple TV+ streaming show based on the series. She got her start in art as an animation artist during the 2D animation boom of the 1990s, working on Hercules and Mulan at Disney, Cats Don't Dance at Turner, and The Swan Princess for Rich Animation. She currently teaches Animation and related classes as Adjunct Faculty in the Animation Program at CSULB. She's currently at work on the fourth book in the Surfside Girls series, and is also in production on an unannounced project.
She is represented by Andrea Cascardi of Transatlantic Literary Agency.