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Jessica Olien


Jessica Olien is the author and illustrator of Shark Detective!, The Blobfish Book, and Adrift. Jessica’s cartoons and illustrations have been published in the Hairpin, Condé Nast Traveler, and the New York Observer. Her writing for grown-ups has been published in Slate, Salon, Bust, Pacific Standard, the Atlantic, McSweeney’s, Condé Nast Traveler, Jezebel, Nerve, Marie Claire, and many others. Visit her at

Works by Jessica Olien

  • hamsters-dont-fight-fires
  • adrift
  • the-blobfish-book
  • shark-detective