Abigail “Abby” Howard is a webcomic artist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the creator of Junior Scientist Power Hour and The Last Halloween.
Howard was born on August 3, 1992 in Jackson, Mississippi and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended McGill University in Montreal, majoring in Biology with a specialization in Evolution. She enjoyed learning about life history, but did not enjoy the math, chemistry, and microbiology classes that were a part of her degree. She describes herself as “a wretched student, all I wanted to do was draw pictures.”
 She started Junior Scientist Power Hour in the summer of 2012. With only 27 comics to her name, she entered Strip Search. Despite placing second, she was able to quit school and become a full-time cartoonist, as noted in her comic “Screaming Constantly”