Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Elisabeth McNair has been an artist her whole life. As a girl, she spent hours drawing her own comics, called "Our Miserable Life," which she tried to sell to neighbors for 10 cents apiece. Elisabeth said that when she grew up she wanted "to be a professional tennis player, or to go to sea," but instead she studied painting in college because that seemed more practical.
Today, Elisabeth works as a commercial artist and cartoonist. She sits at an old printer’s light table and uses a magnifying glass for the details. She has a dog, Rufus, and a cat, Ramona.