Elle Pierre (Pronouns: she/her or pup/pupself) is a queer cartoonist and illustrator passionate about creating books for young readers, and the young-at-heart. Elle aims to tell sensitive, heartfelt stories about friendship and coming-of-age that feel familiar, yet are executed in a fresh, modern way. Forever enamored by cartoons of the 80s and 90s, pup's work has a nostalgic feel, utilizing bright colors, and featuring an adorable cast of child and animal characters.


Elle has worked as an assistant colorist on the acclaimed middle grade graphic novel TWINS by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Graphix 2020), and currently does color work for various indie and traditionally published comic and graphic novel projects. Her debut graphic novel series EVELYN & AVERY will be be published in 2024 by Clarion Books/Etch.


Elle currently lives in Florida with her family and is represented by Britt Siess of Britt Siess Creative Management.


You can follow pup on Twitter, where she frequently shares art and gushes about pop culture.