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The Story Behind the Stories

The Storytellers

Meet the Artist...

who expressed, with pointed accuracy, the characterizations and action in the stories of Jessie and her moms

through visually exciting and witty illustrations.

Rory Smith

Rory Smith was born in Ithaca, New York, and currently resides in Brooklyn. After receiving his BFA in 2006 from The School of Visual Arts as a traditional Animation Major, he began working in the New York City area on a variety of projects. Rory’s artistic endeavors include animation, illustration, storyboarding, and cake decorating. While currently doing freelance work on children’s books, Rory is also developing his own line of comic books for people of all ages. You can learn more about Rory and see other samples of his work by visiting his websites: