Nic McDougal is an author/illustrator who lives in Des Moines with his boyfriend and Chiweenie named Doogie.
He self-published a picture book titled Coco Wants a Burger in August 2016 and developed a follow-up in 2017: a middle grade graphic novel. The Milkshake Heist was submitted to publishers but has yet to find a home. Through drawing The Milkshake Heist, marketing it at conferences, and submitting it to publishers, Nic met valuable connections and developed a graphic treatment for his illustrations that opened doors in the magazine industry. His illustrations have appeared in Faces magazine, a national magazine for kids owned by Cricket Media.