Category:American female comics artists
Pages in category "American female comics artists"
The following 56 pages are in this category, out of 56 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 56 pages are in this category, out of 56 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Jessica Abel – Abel was born in 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area. She graduated from Evanston Township High School and she attended Carleton College for in 1987–88, and then transferred to the University of Chicago, where she published her first comics work in 1988, in the student anthology Breakdown. Additionally, she worked for three years in the administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and she graduated with a BA degree. This was the first professionally printed Artbabe, and was subtitled The Four Seasons and she appeared as a character in the back-cover story of Hate #10 by Peter Bagge. Abel has stated that her major work Artbabe is not autobiographical, with the publication of the Xeric issue of Artbabe, Abel came to the attention of Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth, who offered to publish Artbabe. Each issue of Artbabe contained one or more stories, Abel did not begin any longer sequential work until La Perdida in 2000. The character Artbabe, who appears on cover, does not actually appear in any of the stories. In 1998, Abel moved to Mexico City with her boyfriend, now husband and she went on hiatus from Artbabe in 1999. From 1996–2005, Abel did a series of one-page journalistic comics for the University of Chicago Magazine, and also embarked on Radio and this book depicted how an episode of the show is made, with behind-the-scenes reportage and a how-to guide to creating a radio show at home. After two years in Mexico City, Abel moved to Brooklyn, New York, Abel created the five-issue, 250-page series La Perdida. Published by Fantagraphics Books between 2000 and 2005 as a five-part mini-series, Abel revised the text for its compilation and publication in 2006 as a hardcover volume by Pantheon Books. The book has received a critical response. The central character is a Mexican-American woman, Carla, raised by her Anglo mother, Abel taught an undergraduate cartooning courses at the School of Visual Arts for a number of years, and gave workshops at other locations, such as Ox-Bow Summer School of Art. In 2008, Abel and Madden produced Drawing Words and Writing Pictures for First Second Books, the book is a product of the years Abel and Madden have spent as teachers, and is a comprehensive manual on creating comics. That same year, Abel also collaborated on Life Sucks, written with Gabe Soria, Abel and Madden produced a second comics teaching textbook together called Mastering Comics, a sequel to Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, published in May 2012. Abel and Madden then both moved to France for a one-year artists’ residency at La Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême in 2012, that became an extended 4-year stay. In June 7,2016 Abel announced that she is returning to the US, to accept a position as chair of the illustration department at PAFA. Able has recently affirmed during an interview on Swedish TV with her partner Matt Madden and Fredrik Strömberg that she, and her work is implicitly feminist, but not explicitly political
2. Ruth Atkinson – Ruth Atkinson Ford née Ruth Atkinson and a. k. a. R. Atkinson was an American cartoonist and pioneering female comic book writer-artist who created the long-running Marvel Comics character Millie the Model, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ruth Atkinson as an infant moved with her family to upstate New York. Fellow female artists Fran Hopper, Lily Renée, and Marcia Snyder also worked for Iger, atkinsons first confirmed, signed work is the single-page Wing Tips featurette in Wings Comics #42. At some point, she became the Fiction House art director, with writer Otto Binder, she went on to draw and co-create the feature Patsy Walker, for Marvel Comics predecessor Timely Comics in Miss America Magazine #2. She would draw that humor/romance feature for two years, as well write and draw the premiere issue of the long-running series Millie the Model, Atkinson retired from comics sometime after her marriage. She was living in Pacifica, California, at the time of her death from cancer and her brother, horse-racing Hall of Fame jockey Ted Atkinson, died in 2005. List of women in comics Grand Comics Database Atlas Tales Sequential Tart, the Connecticut Historical Society, Fiction House, History and Influences. A Look at the Atlas Pre-Code Crime and Horror Work of Stan Lee, the Buyers Guide #1258, via Live ForEverett. A Century of Women Cartoonists, index entries, pp.83, 101–102,104,109,111,121 Robbins, the Great Women Superheroes, index entry, p.86 Duin, Steve, and Mike Richardson. Comics Between the Panels, entry, p.30 Robbins, from Girls to Grrrlz, A History of Comics from Teens to Zines, index entries, pp.26,35,61,67
3. Lynda Barry – Lynda Barry is an American cartoonist, author, and teacher. Barry is best known for her comic strip Ernie Pooks Comeek. She garnered attention with her 1988 illustrated novel The Good Times are Killing Me and her second illustrated novel, Cruddy, first appeared in 1999. Three years later she published One, a graphic novel she terms autobiofictionalography. In July 2016, she was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame and she is currently an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Linda Jean Barry, who changed her first name to Lynda at age 12, was born on Highway 14 in Richland Center and her father was a meat-cutter of Irish and Norwegian descent, and her mother, a hospital housekeeper, was of Irish and Filipino descent. Barry grew up in Seattle, Washington in an African-American neighborhood and her parents divorced when she was 12. By age 16, she was working nights as a janitor at a Seattle hospital while still attending high school, neither of Barrys parents attended her graduation. At The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, Barry met fellow cartoonist Matt Groening. ”These were the cartoons Groening, after graduating from Evergreen, Barry moved to Seattle. When she was 23, the Chicago Reader picked up her comic strip and she later moved to Chicago, Illinois. As she described her career start, Bob Roth called me from the Chicago Reader as the result of an article Matt wrote about hip West Coast artists — he threw me in just because he was a buddy, right. Called and wanted to see my comic strips, and I didnt have any originals, I didn’t know anything about originals, that you don’t give them to newspapers because newspapers lose them. So I had to draw a set that night and Federal Express them. So I did, and he started printing them, and he paid $80 a week, and because he’s with this newspaper association, the other papers started picking it up. Got into the Los Angeles Reader, for a long time the Los Angeles Reader wouldnt print me, and the Chicago Reader wouldn’t print Matt even though they’re sister publications. So we both worked on the publishers and the editors to get each other in and it was really funny, when we got into each others’ papers, everything sort of took off for both of us. Collections of her work include Girls & Boys, Big Ideas, Everything in the World, The Fun House, Down the Street, in 1984, she released a coloring book with brief text called Naked Ladies. She also wrote and drew a full-page color strip examining the everyday pathology of relationships for Esquire magazine, in 1989 Barrys strip appeared weekly in more than 50 publications, mostly alternative newspapers in large cities
4. Alison Bechdel – Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist. She is a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award and she is also known for the Bechdel test. Alison J. Bechdel was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and her father, an army veteran who was stationed in West Germany, was a high school English teacher full-time and operated a funeral home part-time. Her mother was an actress and teacher, both of her parents contributed to her career as a cartoonist. She has two brothers, Bruce Christian Bechdel II and John Bechdel, a player who has worked with many bands including Fear Factory, Ministry. She left high school a year early to attend Simons Rock College from 1977–1979, Bechdel eventually transferred to Oberlin College, graduating with a degree in studio arts and art history in 1981. Bechdel moved to Manhattan and applied to art schools but was rejected and worked in a number of office jobs in the publishing industry. She began Dykes to Watch Out For as a single drawing labeled Marianne, dissatisfied with the morning brew, Dykes to Watch Out For, an acquaintance recommended she send her work to WomaNews, a feminist newspaper, which published her first work in its June 1983 issue. Bechdel gradually moved from her early drawings to multi-paneled strips. Dykes to Watch Out For began this process, developing into a series of posters and postcards, after a year, other outlets began running the strip. In the first years, Dykes to Watch Out For consisted of unconnected strips without a regular cast or serialized storyline, however, its structure eventually evolved into a focus on following a set group of lesbian characters. In 1986, Firebrand Books published a collection of the strips to date, in 1987, Bechdel introduced her regular characters, Mo and her friends, while living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dykes to Watch Out For is the origin of the Bechdel test, in 1988, she began a short-lived page-length strip about the staff of a queer newspaper, titled Servants to the Cause, for The Advocate. Bechdel has also written and drawn autobiographical strips and has done illustrations for magazines and websites and she became a full-time cartoonist in 1990 and later moved near Burlington, Vermont. She currently resides in Bolton, Vermont, in November 2006, Bechdel was invited to sit on the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award in 2007, the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from Publishing Triangle in 2012. The International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education Distinguished Educator Award in 2013 Lambda Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Literature in 2014, the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media in 2015. For her outstanding contributions to the art form, Comics Alliance listed Bechdel as one of twelve women cartoonists deserving of lifetime achievement recognition
5. Gabrielle Bell – Gabrielle Bell is a British-American alternative cartoonist known for her surrealist, melancholy semi-autobiographical stories. When Bell was two, her American mother divorced her British father and took Gabrielle and her back to the United States. Ending up in an isolated rural town in Mendocino County. Spending a lot of reading, walking in the woods. As a teenager Bell attended a program for low-income and at-risk students hosted by Humboldt State University. When Bell was 17 she traveled in Europe, including England, later moving to San Francisco, Bell took art classes at the City College of San Francisco, worked in a series of dead-end retail jobs, and began self-publishing her comics. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, from about 1998 to 2002, Bell annually self-published a 32-page minicomic, each of whose titles began with Book of. Including Book of Insomnia, Book of Sleep, Book of Black, Book of Lies, many of the stories from those comics were collected in When Im Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics in 2003. In 2003, Bell began the self-published semi-autobiographical Lucky series, of which the third won a 2003 Ignatz Award for Most Outstanding Minicomic, Lucky tells of the anguish of nude modeling, sex-obsessed, adolescent art students, and Bells own foibles. Lucky was collected by Drawn and Quarterly in fall 2006, and launched as a new series, also by Drawn and Quarterly, in 2007. Cecil and Jordan in New York is a collection of Bells short comics work that has published in various anthologies, including Kramers Ergot, Mome. The Voyeurs is a memoir of a turbulent five years in the life of renowned cartoonist, diarist. The film, titled Interior Design, was co-written by Bell and Gondry, Bell and Gondry also collaborated on Kuruma Tohrimasu, a collection of drawings and photographs made during the production of Interior Design. Conceived of as a gift for the films cast and crew, Kuruma Tohrimasu is published as part of Drawn. Bell was a contributor to Fantagraphics quarterly anthology Mome. She has also contributed to such as Kramers Ergot, Stereoscomic, Bogus Dead, Orchid, The Comics Journal Special Edition 2005, Scheherazade. Her work has included three times in the annual Best American Comics anthology series. Bells first full-length graphic memoir, Everything is Flammable, will be released in April 2017 with publisher Uncivilized Books, when Im Old and Other Stories ISBN 978-1-891867-43-9 Lucky ISBN 978-1-897299-01-2 Lucky vol
6. Nell Brinkley – Nell Brinkley was an American illustrator and comic artist who was sometimes referred to as the Queen of Comics during her nearly four-decade career working with New York newspapers and magazines. She was the creator of the iconic Brinkley Girl, a character who appeared in her comics and became a popular symbol in songs, films. Nell Brinkley was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1886 and she was not formally trained in the arts, and dropped out of high school to follow her natural talent with pen and ink. As a tot, she drew place-setting illustrations of knobby-kneed kiddies for Mary Elitchs garden parties at Elitch Gardens, at the age of 16, she was already accomplished at illustration. She illustrated the cover and 25 illustrations for a 1906 childrens book, Wally Wish. She was hired to do drawings for The Denver Post. Her skills were noticed in 1907 by media mogul William Randolph Hearst, though barely into her twenties, she was convinced to move from Denver to Brooklyn, New York, with her mother. She began working in downtown Manhattan with the Journal, where she produced large detailed illustrations with commentary almost daily, the newspapers circulation boomed, her artwork was featured in the magazine section. Brinkley later moved to New Rochelle, New York, a known artist colony. She soon became known for her breezy and entertaining creations. The curly-haired everyday working-girl drawings were known as the Brinkley Girl, the Ziegfeld Follies used the Brinkley Girl as a theme, and three popular songs were written about her. Bloomingdales department store featured a Nell Brinkley Day with advertisements using many of her drawings, women emulated the hairstyles in the cartoons and purchased Nell Brinkley Hair Curlers for ten cents a card. Young girls saved her drawings, colored them and pasted them in scrapbooks, the Denver Press Club greeted her when she vacationed in Colorado in the summer of 1908. Nell was most famous for her representing relationships between boy and girl—man and woman—Bettys and Billies and her illustrations used the drawing of Dan Cupid to represent the presence of that something most people call love. Brinkleys reputation was established by an early assignment to cover the sensational murder trial of Harry K. Thaw. She was assigned many interviews with the actress-wife, Evelyn Nesbit, in later years, she covered other infamous murder trials. She produced numerous courtroom illustrations printed in the Evening Journal and other Hearst newspapers, Nell flew with Glen Martin in his new biplane and reported the daring swoopings and the landing for her readers. Nell helped with War Bond drives, and she entertained and consoled those at home and she traveled to Washington, D. C. where she interviewed many young ladies who had left their homes to become defense workers
7. M. K. Brown – M. K. Brown is a cartoonist and painter whose work has appeared in many publications, including National Lampoon, Mother Jones, Wimmens Comix, The New Yorker, Playboy and more. She has written books, created animations for The Tracey Ullman Show. She is also a painter with work in galleries and many private collections. She was married to fellow cartoonist B and her animated series Dr. N. Godatu debuted in 1987 on The Tracey Ullman Show alternating with the then unknown Simpsons shorts. Nancy Cartwright and Dan Castellaneta from The Simpsons provided voices, Nancy Cartwright in Freeway, there were six shorts in all, each divided into four Acts. There were also two unreleased episodes,2 Blind Date, Dr. N. godatu has a dream date with a lawyer whos also a surgeon, and, in college, was voted cutest couple, unfortunately, hes also someone who likes to talk about himself too much. 4 Freeway, Dr. N. godatu is going shopping with her friend Pat,7 Fishtank, Dr. N. godatus fish are doing strange things, which is nothing compared to what the two balloon-like repairmen are doing trying to fix it. 9 The Dream, Dr. N. Godatu has a strange dream -,13 Scanner, Dr. N. Godatu breaks out a scanner that converts brain activity into a TV picture. The Party, Pats throwing a party, hes back and he means business. Character list, Dr. Janice N. Godatu Elaine Mr. Marsh Bill Wallhead Pat The Carlisles Michelle M. K. Brown contributed various strips to National Lampoon magazine, Aunt Marys Kitchen featuring regularly from the early 70s into the early 80s, in 1983 Collier Books published the Aunt Marys Kitchen cookbook of 140 recipes gathered by M. K. Brown. Character list, Aunt Mary Leo Dorothy Dr. K, porker, Social Worker, - January 1975 Aunt Marys -12 panel Full COLOR spread. - August 1980 Aunt Marys - August 1980, Aunt Mary had the strangest dream last night, Aunt Marys - September 1980, Aunt Mary decides to have a slide show. Aunt Marys - October 1980, Aunt Mary looks for pictures for the slide show, Aunt Marys - November 1980, Leo tries to fix the Popcorn machine. Aunt Marys - December 1980, Leo goes to the emergency room, Aunt Marys - May 1981, You know what they say about Fig Bars. Aunt Marys - June 1981, Leo has escaped from the hospital, Aunt Marys - August 1981, Can I have just ONE bite of your hamburger. Aunt Marys Slide Show -11 panel Full COLOR spread, Brown as one of her early influences, By the time I graduated from high school I knew about bitter and sweet, but thanks to cartoonists like M. K. Brown, Gahan Wilson, and Ed Subitzky I also knew about weird and rare and these three cartoonists taught me to watch the people around me and listen to how they talk and to write down what they say
8. Kate Carew – Mary Williams, who wrote pseudonymously as Kate Carew, was a caricaturist self-styled as The Only Woman Caricaturist. She worked at the New York World, providing illustrated celebrity interviews, from 1891 to 1895 her art received awards at the California State Fair. She exhibited at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, in 1899 Mary Williams Davison moved to New York City and established a studio-residence on West Twenty-Fourth Street. In 1901 she married the Australian journalist and playwright Henry Kellett Chambers, in September 1910 she gave birth to a son, Colin Chambers, and the following year divorced her husband for his infidelities with the Mexican writer, Maria Cristina Mena. In 1911 she was sent to Europe by the Sunday World to publish the series “Kate Carew Abroad. ”She traveled to London and Paris, where she interviewed Pablo Picasso and Rostand, John Galsworthy, George Moore, Émile Zola, Bret Hart, Lady Sackville-West, and many others. She wrote about 500 pieces for New York City newspapers and later for the Tatler, The Patrician and she was among those who visited Abdul-Bahá, then head of the Baháí Faith, during his visit to the States and travelled with him for a number of days. On April 16,1912 with Mary Williams still travelling with him and she became severely ill in December 1913 and returned to the States after surgery. While conducting interviews in Hollywood for the London Strand she met, the following spring they moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Beginning in the early 1920s, when a severe wrist injury temporarily limited her career and she exhibited at the Salon des Artistes of Paris in 1924 and 1928, on the latter date she displayed Farm at Hyeres. In June 1938 they returned to the Monterey Peninsula, John Reed died in June 1941 at a sanatorium in St. Helena. Mary Williams returned to Monterey in the spring of 1943, purchased the home of the painter Lucy Valentine Pierce. She died at the age of 91 in a Pacific Grove rest home and is buried in Oakland, a page dedicated to Kate Carew with sample interviews Horn, Maurice. Women in the Comics ISBN 0-87754-056-X, ISBN o-97754-205-8 Rediscovering Kate Carew Kate Carew interviews the Wright Brothers
9. Lyn Chevli – Lyn Chevli – also credited as Lyn Chevely and Chin Lyvely – was an American cartoonist who participated in the underground comix movement. With Joyce Farmer, she created the feminist comic-book anthology series Tits & Clits Comix and Abortion Eve, Lyn Chevli was born in Milford, Connecticut, on December 31,1931, as Marilyn Keith. She graduated from Skidmore College in New York and exhibited at the International Festival of Arts and Sawdust Festival as a silversmith and she moved to California with her mother in 1961. She ran Fahrenheit 451 Books with her husband Dennis Madison in Dana Point, the store specialized in new age literature. Chevli was the owner of the store because she already had a reseller license in California. Fahrenheit 451 carried the new underground comix, which impressed Chevli with their anarchic spirit and they published all-female Tits & Clits Comix in July 1972, preceding Wimmens Comix by a few weeks. Its first printing of 20,000 copies sold out by the next year, because the series title limited its exposure, the second issue appeared in 1973 under the title Pandoras Box Comix. In June 1973, following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion, Chevli and Farmer published Abortion Eve, Chevli turned to prose in 1981 when she published an erotic book for women titled Alida. She wrote pieces for a number of publications, including local gay magazine The Blade and she wrote two unpublished memoirs, one about her time in underground comix and another about her life in the 1950s, when she married and moved to India. Chevli died in Laguna Beach on October 8,2016, of age-related causes, with her first husband Chevli had two daughters, Shanta and Neela Chevli