Jim Benton

Jim Benton

Jim Benton began his career in a t-shirt shop where he started designing his own characters on T-shirts, which launched a career in licensing. He is the creator of It’s Happy Bunny, The Secret Files of the SpyDogs, the Franny K. Stein series of books, as well as the New York Times bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series, which was made into a made-for-TV musical which Benton produced and co-wrote. He is also the recipient of a National Cartoonist Society Reuben divisional award.