Leah Hayes is an award-winning graphic novelist, illustrator, and musician.  Working on both East and West coasts, she is the author of several books, including Not Funny Ha-Ha, which was a New York Times Best-Seller and voted one of Forbes Magazine's Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2015.  Hayes has taught illustration and graphic novel-writing at Parsons School of Design, Endicott College, and MassArt.  She is currently Illustration faculty at Lesley University in Boston, MA. 

Hayes has put out several albums under her moniker Scary Mansion, and is a producer and songwriter for pop and hip hop artists.  She has written songs for Lil' Wayne, Azealia Banks, Dillon Francis, Bonnie McKee, and many more.