Javier Cruz Winnik is an illustrator turned author. After 6 years of selling his art and commissions, he created a graphic novel series titled A Reason to Smile! about a little Puerto Rican girl from NYC who uses her creativity and imagination to help people find the bright side of life. There are three books in the series, with a 4th on the way, and each book has been funded through Kickstarter.com. The series has sold over 3,300 copies and has allowed him the opportunity to write and illustrate stories for Puerto Rico Strong (Lion Forge) and Ricanstruction (Somos Arte & DC Comics).