Fiona Smyth was born in Montreal in 1964. She moved to Toronto in 1979 and studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she graduated in 1986. She became an all-round artist, making paintings, illustrations, murals and comics. She created the comic 'Cheez' for magazine Exclaim! in 1991, and also did a monthly color strip, 'Fazooza', for Vice magazine. She also created the comic 'Nocturnal Emissions'. A collection of her comic 'Cheez' was published in 2001.