EC Bell Was born and raised in Tempe Arizona. She completed her BFA from Arizona State University and went on to be the staff illustrator for The Phoenix NewTimes. She also had a weekly syndicated comic strip. In 2004 She moved to Brooklyn to pursue a career that involved a lot of international travel, where she got accustomed to the feeling of isolation that hotels can inspire. Currently she splits her time between the Catskill Mountains and Brooklyn NY.