Jeanie Janz grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Her favorite childhood pastime was drawing with her mom, Lyn, an artist who taught her everything she knows. Jeanie splits her time as a graphic artist for Riddell (think football) and coloring, lettering and designing Waking Wally Street.
Since graduating from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, Jeanie spends more time with a tablet than her Crayolas. However, this is how she came to be Wally's colorist, giving the comic its vibrant style.