24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Andrea Tsurumi

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Andrea Tsurumi is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist working on a number of platforms. She’s a Harvard graduate currently pursuing an MFA at the School of Visual Arts, but in the meantime her work has been published by Penguin Books and The New York Times. Her long work DANCE PARTY (featured above) appears on her  […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Jane Mai

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Ah, Jane Mai, she who I am a little bit in love with. I think a lot of people were a little surprised by Mai’s first book release, Sunday In The Park With Boys, from Koyama Press late last year: finding the subject matter of mental quicksand, psychological cages and depression was largely at odds […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Cynthia Martin

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Cynthia “Cindy” Martin worked in mainstream comics at the very WORST time to be female in mainstream comics — the 80s and 90s — despite this, she racked up a solid run on Marvel’s STAR WARS that’s considered some of the definitive comics work on the title. She also drew Wonder Woman and Spider-man. In recent year’s she been illustrating a number of non fictionYA graphic novels for Capstone. She’s also been made an honorary member of the 501st Legion—the Stormtrooper cosplay organization.

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Laura Allred

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They say that behind ever Madman is Laura Allred. Fine, no one has ever said that but I still think it’s true.

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Julia Gfrorer

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About a month ago, Steve asked me who my favourite comic creators were, and horrible as I am at answering on the spot questions, I did manage to provide him with one name: Julia Gfrorer. If you follow mainstream comics, your most beloved authors put out work regularly, but at indie central, you get a […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Erika Moen

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Recently seen as co-creator on Bucko with Jeff Parker, cartoonist Erika Moen is one of the many higher beings who works within Periscope Studios. Perhaps best known for her ‘naughty’ comics including DAR, her work is confrontational in the very nicest of ways. She’ll do something which you should be shocked by, only you’ll find […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Emma Vieceli

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Writer, artist, and part-time jouster, Emma Vieceli is best known for her work with long-form works including Avalon Chronicles, Dragon Heir, and Vampire Academy. Brilliant at conveying excitement from her characters, her work has been much sought after – when not working on projects about King Richard III, she’s giving talks on creativity or contributing […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Dre Grigoropol

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Dre Grigoropol has contributed to several anthologies and ‘zines, and works as an illustrator, cartoonist, and blogger. Her blogging work can often be seen addressing feminism and pop culture topics at Bust Magazine. Her latest long term project, DEE’S DREAM (pictured above) features the bohemian life of a young poet and rocker, and in particular […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Danielle Corsetto

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The creator of Girls With Slingshots, Danielle Corsetto has proven to be a survivor of this whole ‘internet web comics” business thingy. Having now been running for almost a decade, Corsetto’s strip has grown rapidly, moving from a twice weekly black-and-white series to a now daily, full colour story. With a great sense of humour […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Michelle Czajkowski

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Michelle Czajkowski is sort of a big deal on deviantart. Michelle started her weekly webcomic “Ava’s Demon” in 2012, and is currently at page 392. She seems to keep her personal life private and lets her art tell you all you need to know. This is the only photograph I can find of Michelle:

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Corinne Mucha

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If you’ve been following my haphazard writing at all, you know of my love for Corinne Mucha, aka the undisputed Queen of Mini-Comics. Mucha has only one (that’s recent- her other, My Alaskan Summer is, I believe, out of print) longer format ‘graphic novel’ to her name (Freshman Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions  Revelations and Other […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Lala Albert

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I’ve mentioned Lala Albert here before but she continues to fascinate with her disturbing but compelling mythology of three eyed women. Much concerned with myth and alien life, her work can be seen in Vice and on her website. Her day job involves designing textiles such as this. Alvert is interviwed at Berserker Magazin I […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Colleen Coover

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Currently working on Monkeybrain’s Bandette series with Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover possesses the cleanest linework of any artist possibly ever seen. Well known for her breakthrough work on Small Favors, Coover works very often with members of Periscope Studios, most notably Tobin and Jeff Parker – with whom she worked on a series of stories […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Jennifer Hayden

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Jennifer Hayden writes and draws her own comics as well as working as an illustrator, and her work appears both in webcomic form and in print. Her first full length book, UNDERWIRE, about her life experiences and family, is already out from Top Shelf, but she’s spent the past winter working relentlessly on a second […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Helen Hokinson

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Women’s History month is wrapping up, but we at The Beat don’t feel we celebrated it properly, so for the next 24 hours most of the Beat staff is collaborating on “24 Hours of Women Cartoonists” to spotlight some of our favorite creators.

Jason Lutes’ new project: games influencing comics

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BY JEN VAUGHN – For anyone who has ever performed any improv, there is a simple rule: ‘Say Yes.’ Say yes to a situation when presented to you because your fellow troupe member has a story line. You can add even more “yes and…” The same rule applies to a game called Fiasco, which calls […]