Donna A. Lewis began her cartooning career with the Web comic Crazed Angels. In an interview with Washington City Paper's Mike Rhode, Lewis explained, "I created a community of hardworking angels whose efforts to help humans were hindered by the fact that humans resist help." She has stopped working on it to focus on Reply All and Reply All Lite, her two comics about the downsides of being enlightened and aware.
A former Washington, D.C., attorney at the Department of Homeland Security, Lewis is currently supporting her pets in the lifestyle they demand by consulting on management inquiries involving federal agency personnel and questions of conduct, competency or fitness for duty. A sometimes-published writer, she turned to stripping (the act of creating pictures and words) after realizing that she would never make it in stand-up because she couldn't stay awake past 10 o'clock. Lewis learned about creative writing in fifth grade, where she spent countless hours capturing the ideas flying around her head rather than paying attention to her teachers. She taught herself to draw in law school (where doodling was the only escape from reality) and to write punch lines in the courtroom (no disrespect to judges, attorneys, plaintiffs or defendants intended).
Lewis comes from "an annoyingly funny family" that provides material faster than she can "translate it into a written product." Now, she says, "The years of listening to their absurd notions about the world are finally providing value to my life." Lewis assures us that no family members were harmed in the creation of this strip, and some names were left unchanged in order to incriminate those deserving of such.
Donna also owns Bella & Boo, a design studio specializing in character art, design art and patterns for licensing and publishing.