Jesse Schmal is a teacher, storyboard artist, illustrator, and animator who lives around Boston. Not literally, as he is very slender. His storyboarding and animation credits include the television series Codename: Kids Next Door, Word World, and Superjail!, along with the Cartoon Network pilots Upstate Four and Utica Cartoon, by the Krause brothers. His own animated film Sub! has shown internationally and won numerous awards, some of which even came with trophies. He has a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, and a master’s in childhood education from Hunter College in New York City.