List of women comics writers and artists


List of women comics writers and artists

The fields of American newspaper cartooning and comic book production have traditionally been male-dominated, although several women have been involved in the industry. This is a list of women who have been involved with producing comic books and comic strips for the North American market.

Mainstream

Golden Age / Silver Age

*Nina Albright : Artist for comics packager Bernard Baily Studio [http://www.bailsprojects.com/(S(rcfovc3qvyz0cxzfhly2jkm1))/bio.aspx?Name=BERNARD+BAILY+STUDIO Jerry Bails' "Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999: Bernard Baily Studio] ]
*Ruth Atkinson a.k.a. Ruth Atkinson Ford, R. Atkinson: Artist, Fiction House, Timely Comics, Lev Gleason Publications
*Violet Barclay: Timely/Atlas Comics inker
*Toni Blum: Writer, Eisner & Iger studioFact|date=March 2008
*Linda Fite: Writer, "The Cat" (Marvel Comics)
*Ramona Fradon: Artist, Aquaman and Metamorpho (DC Comics); also, "Brenda Starr" comic strip (1980-1996)
*Ray Herman [Sometimes spelled "Rae Herman", though artist Mort Leav was cited in "Alter Ego" #60 (July 2006), p. 54, as recalling her first name spelled "Ray".] : 1940s editor at Holyoke Publishing and elsewhere. [Ibid., interview with artist Tony DiPreta, who said her next company after Holyoke might have been Orbit, based in Columbus Circle in Manhattan.]
*Patricia Highsmith; Nedor/Standard/Better Comics and others
*Fran Hopper: Fiction House artistFact|date=March 2008
*Virginia Hubbell: Charles Biro's ghost writer, Lev Gleason Publications' "Crime Does Not Pay"Hajdu, David. The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America, page 5. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. ISBN-10: 0-374-18767-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-374-18767-5.]
*Pauline Loth: Timely/Atlas artistFact|date=March 2008
*Lee Marrs: Artist-writer for "Star Reach", elsewhere (1970s)
*Elizabeth Holloway Marston: involved in the creation of DC Comics character, Wonder Woman
*Ruth McCully: Fiction House lettererFact|date=March 2008
*Marion McDermott: St. John Publications editorFact|date=March 2008
*Tarpe Mills, pseudonym of June Mills: Cat-Man (Holyoke Comics), Miss Fury
*Ramona Patenaude a.k.a. Pat: artist, Blue Beetle (Fox Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Lily Renée a.k.a. Reney (Lily Renée Wilhelms Peters and Lily Renée Phlllips): Fiction House and St. John Publications artistFact|date=March 2008
*Ruth Roche: generally credited writer of "Phantom Lady" (Fox Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Marie Severin: Prolific EC and Marvel Comics artist
*Marcia Snyder: Fiction House artistFact|date=March 2008
*Daisy Swayze: Fawcett Comics letterer; sister of artist Marc Swayze [ "We Didn't Know it was the Golden Age" (column), by Marc Swayze: "Alter Ego" #5 (Summer 2000), pp. 40-41]
*Janice Valleau: Quality Comics artist
*Tatjana Wood: Shazam Award-winning colorist
*Dorothy Woolfolk a.k.a. Dorothy Roubicek: DC Comics' first woman editor

Modern-day

*Laura Allred
*Fiona Avery
*Samm Barnes: Marvel Comics writer
*Donna Barstow: Writer and cartoonist, The New Yorker, and: "What Do Women Really Want? Chocolate!" (2004, NBM Publishing) ISBN 1-56163-383-6,
and "Love Me or Go to Hell: True Love Cartoons" (2005, Andrews McMeel Universal) ISBN 0-7407-5698-2
*Anina Bennett: Writer, editor at First Comics and Dark Horse Comics. Co-creator of "Heartbreakers"Fact|date=August 2008
*Amber Benson: Writer, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (Dark Horse Comics)
*Karen Berger: Editor, DC Comics' Vertigo imprint
*Maddie Blaustein: Writer, Milestone Comics' "Hardware"
*Nicole Boose: Editor, "Cable & Deadpool" (Marvel Comics)Fact|date=September 2008
*June Brigman: Artist and co-creator, "Power Pack" (Marvel Comics); Artist "Brenda Starr" comic strip (1996-)
*Sarah Byam: Writer, Black Canary (DC Comics), "Mode Extreme" (Marvel/Razorline)
*Meloney Crawford Chadwick: Harris Comics editorFact|date=March 2008
*Bobbie Chase: Marvel Comics editorFact|date=March 2008
*Nancy A. Collins: Writer, DC/Vertigo's "Swamp Thing"
*Amanda Conner: Artist, "The Pro" (Image Comics), "Disney's Gargoyles" (Marvel Comics)
*Joanna DavidovichFact|date=March 2008
*Rosario Dawson: Writer and co-creator, "Occult Crimes Taskforce" (Image Comics)
*Renae De Liz, Artist, "" (IDW Publishing) [Credits Page, "Rogue Angel: Teller of Tall Tales" #1 (February 2008), IDW Publishing]
*Tania del Rio: Artist/Writer, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (Archie Comics)
*Rachel Dodson: Inker, Marvel and DC
*Valerie D'Orazio: Assistant editor, DC Comics
*Leigh Dragoon, Artist, "My Inner Bimbo" (Oni Press) [Credits Page, "My Inner Bimbo" #4 (April 2008), Oni Press]
*Jo Duffy a.k.a. Mary Jo Duffy: Writer and Marvel Comics editor
*Jan Duursema: Artist, "" (Dark Horse Comics)
*Robin Furth: Plotter, "" (Marvel Comics)
*Megan Rose Gedris: Writer, artist and creator, "I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space" (Platinum Studios) [Credits Page, "I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space" #1 (May 2008), Platinum Studios]
*Devin Grayson: Writer, "Arsenal", "", "Catwoman", "Nightwing" (all DC Comics)
*Pia Guerra: Artist, Vertigo's "Y The Last Man"
*Sandra Hope: Inker, "World of Warcraft" (WildStorm)Fact|date=March 2008
*Eva Hopkins: Writer, colorist and co-creator, "Dark Ivory" (Image Comics) [Credits Page, "Dark Ivory" #1 (March 2008), Image Comics]
*Heidi Hughes: Writer, "The Voyages of The SheBuccaneer" (Great Big Comics) [Credits Page, "The Voyages of The SheBuccaneer" #1 (2008), Great Big Comics]
*Judith Hunt: Co-writer,co-creator, artist "Evangeline" (Comico)1984 and online comic Evangeline (August 2008)
*Jenna Jameson: Creator and plotter, "Shadow Hunter" (Virgin Comics)
*Jenette Kahn: editor and executive, DC Comics
*Carol Kalish: executive, Marvel Comics
*Annette Kawecki: Marvel Comics lettererFact|date=March 2008
*Barbara Kesel a.k.a. Barbara Randall Kesel: Writer, "Rogue Angel: Teller of Tall Tales" (IDW Publishing)
*Sheila Keenan: Executive Editor, Scholastic GraphixFact|date=March 2008
*Caitlin R. Kiernan: Writer, Vertigo's "The Dreaming"
*Elaine Lee: Writer, "Vamps" (DC Comics), "Saint Sinner" (Marvel/Razorline)
*Stephanie Lesniak: Artist and co-creator, "Blazin' Brandy" (Scrap Pictures)Fact|date=March 2008
*Linda Ly: Writer, "Grimm Fairy Tales" (Zenescope Entertainment) [Credits Page, "Grimm Fairy Tales" #25 (March 2008), Zenescope Entertainment]
*Cynthia Martin, artist for (among others) Marvel Comics's "Star Wars"
*Laura Martin: Colorist, "Planetary" (DC Comics/WildStorm), "Astonishing X-Men" (Marvel Comics), "Ruse" (CrossGen)
*Tara McPherson: Cover artist, Vertigo
*Adriana Melo: Artist, "Ms. Marvel" (Marvel Comics)
*Rachelle Menashe: Writer, "Virus" (Dark Horse Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Denise Mina: Writer, Vertigo's "Hellblazer"
*Mary Mitchell: Artist, "Batman: Gotham Knights" (DC Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Leah Moore: Writer, Wildstorm's "Albion"
*Melanie J. Morgan: Writer, "Betty and Veronica", "Jughead" (Archie Comics) [Credits Page, "Jughead's Double Digest" #139 (June 2008), Archie Comic Publications]
*Mindy Newell: Writer/editor, Marvel, DC, and First
*Ann Nocenti: Writer, "Daredevil" (Marvel Comics)
*Glynis Oliver: Colorist, "X-Men" (Marvel Comics)
*Lisa Patrick: Marvel Comics editorFact|date=March 2008
*Jodi Picoult: Writer, DC's "Wonder Woman"
*Tamora Pierce: Writer, Marvel Comics' "White Tiger"
*Wendy Pini: Artist and co-creator, "Elfquest" (WaRP Graphics)
*Rachel Pollack: Writer, "Doom Patrol" (DC Comics)
*Nickiesha Ashanty Ricketts: Writer and EditorFact|date=June 2008
*Susana Romero: Founder, ¡Ka-Boom! Estudio
*Jessica Ruffner: Writer, "" (Marvel Comics/Dabel Brothers)
*Sara Ryan: Writer, "Me and Edith Head"
*Nicola Scott: Artist, "Birds of Prey" (DC Comics)
*Diana Schutz: Editor, Dark Horse Comics
*Jean Simek: Letterer, Marvel Comics and Topps Comics; daughter of Artie SimekFact|date=March 2008
*Kristen Simon: Editor in Chief, Shadowline Comics (Jim Valentino's imprint at Image Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Gail Simone: Writer, "Birds of Prey", "Wonder Woman" (all DC Comics)
*Louise Simonson a.k.a. Louise Jones: Marvel Comics editor; Writer and co-creator, "Power Pack" (Marvel Comics);
*Mary Skrenes: Writer and co-creator, "Omega the Unknown" (Marvel Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Barbara Slate: Writer, "Betty" (Archie Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Beth Sotelo: Colorist, "" (Aspen MLT), "Atomika" (Mercury Comics)
*Christina Strain: Colorist, "Runaways and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane" (all Marvel Comics)
*Jill Thompson: Artist, "Wonder Woman" and "Sandman" (all DC Comics)
*Maggie Thompson: Editor, "Comics Buyer's Guide" magazine
*Kathleen Webb: Writer, "Betty" (Archie Comics)
*Christina Weir: Writer, Oni Press
*G. Willow Wilson: Writer, "Cairo" (Vertigo)
*Amy Wolfram: Writer, "Teen Titans: Year One" (DC Comics) ["Flash in the Pan", "Teen Titans Year One" #4 (June 2008), DC Comics]
*Kim Yale: Writer/editor, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, First Comics, and Warp Graphics
*Christina Z: Writer, "Witchblade" (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions), "Shadow Hunter" (Virgin Comics)Fact|date=March 2008

Comic-strip artists and cartoonists

*Lynda Barry: "The New Yorker"
*Sandra Bell-Lundy: Creator "Between Friends"
*Marjorie Henderson Buell under pseudonym "Marge": "Little Lulu"
*Mabel Burvick under pseudonym "Odin" a.k.a. Odin Burvik: "Dickie Dare" (for a time beginning 1944; previously as assistant to husband Coulton Waugh.)Fact|date=March 2008
*Kate Carew, pseudonym of Mary Williams: "Handy Andy" strip in U.K. comic magazine "Krazy"; "The Angel Child"
*Ruth Carroll: "The Pussycat Princess"Fact|date=March 2008
*Kim Casali a.k.a. Kim Grove, Kim: Creator "Love Is..."Fact|date=March 2008
*Virginia Clark: "Oh Diana!"Fact|date=March 2008
*Dale Connor, artist as half of pseudonym "Dale Allen" with writer Allen Saunders: "Mary Worth" (as "Mary Worth's Family", 1940-1942)Fact|date=March 2008
*Bertha Corbett: "Sunbonnet Babies"Fact|date=March 2008
*Fanny Corry: "Babe Bunting"; "Little Miss Muffet"Fact|date=March 2008
*Natalie d'Arbeloff: Creator "Augustine" ("Blaugustine" webcomic)
*Grace Dayton: "Toodles; "Dolly Dimples"; "The Pussycat Princess"Fact|date=March 2008
*Edwina Dumm under pseudonym "Edwina": "The Meanderings of Minnie"; "Cap Stubbs and Tippie"
*Jan Eliot: Creator "Stone Soup"
*Mary Gauerke: "The Alumnae"Fact|date=March 2008
*Cathy Guisewite: Creator "Cathy"
*Alex Hallatt: Creator "Arctic Circle"
*Bunny Hoest: Writer "The Lockhorns" (1971-)
*Nicole Hollander: Creator "Sylvia"
*Virginia Huget: "Campus Capers"Fact|date=March 2008
*Judith Hunt: Artist, Timbertoes Published by Highlights for Children
*Lynn Johnston: Creator "For Better or For Worse"
*Carolyn Kelly: Artist "Walt Kelly's Pogo" (1992-93)Fact|date=March 2008
*Selby Kelly: Writer "Pogo" after husband Walt Kelly's death (1973-75)Fact|date=March 2008
*Patty LaBan: Co-creator/Writer "Edge City"Fact|date=March 2008
*Terri Libenson: Creator "The Pajama Diaries"Fact|date=March 2008
*Marty Links: "Bobby Sox"; "Emmy Lou"Fact|date=March 2008
*Dale Messick: Creator "Brenda Starr"
*Erika Moen: Creator "" webcomicFact|date=March 2008
*Karen Moy: Writer "Mary Worth" (2004-)Fact|date=March 2008
*Kate Murtah: "Annie and Fanny"Fact|date=March 2008
*Julie Negron: Creator "Jenny, the Military Spouse" Published by Stars & Stripes [http://jennyspouse.com Official Site] Fact|date=March 2008
*Rosie O'Neill: "The Kewpies"Fact|date=March 2008
*Jackie Ormes: Creator "Torchy Brown in "Dixie to Harlem", "Candy", "Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger", "Torchy in Heartbeats"
*Martha Orr: "Apple Mary"Fact|date=March 2008
*Kate Osann: Creator "Tizzy" [ Osann, Kate. Tizzy That Lovable, Laughable, Teen-Ager. New York, Berkley Publishing Corp., 1958 ]
*Gladys Parker: "Flapper Fanny"; "Mopsy"Fact|date=March 2008
*Rina Piccolo: "Six Chix", Creator "Tina's Groove"Fact|date=March 2008
*Hilary Price: Creator "Rhymes with Orange"Fact|date=March 2008
*Mary Schmich: Writer "Brenda Starr" (1985-)
*Margaret Shulock: "Apartment 3-G", "Six Chix"
*Linda Sutter: Writer "Brenda Starr" (1980-1985)Fact|date=March 2008
*Hilda Terry: "Teena"
*Cathy Thorne: "Everyday People"Fact|date=April 2008
*Lisa Trusiani: "Apartment 3-G"Fact|date=March 2008

Manga (Original English language)

*Tina Anderson Writer, "Only Words" (Iris Print), "Roulette" (DramaQueen LLC)
*Queenie Chan: Artist/Writer, "The Dreaming" (Tokyopop)
*Jo Chen: Artist, Wildstorm's "Racer X"
*Svetlana Chmakova: Artist/Writer, "Dramacon" (Tokyopop)
*Lindsay Cibos: Artist/Writer, "Peach Fuzz" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*Becky Cloonan: Artist, AiT/Planet Lar's "Demo"
*Jinky Coronado a.k.a. Meryl "Jinky" Coronado Calanog Campiti: Artist/Writer, "Banzai Girl" (Arcana Studio)Fact|date=March 2008
*Alex de Campi: Writer, "Kat & Mouse" (Tokyopop)
*Melissa DeJesus: Artist, "Sokora Refugees" (Tokyopop), daily comic strip "My Cage"Fact|date=March 2008
*Camilla D’Errico: Artist, "Make 5 Wishes" (Del Rey Manga), Nightmares & Fairy Tales (Slave Labour Graphics)
*Joanna Estep: Artist, "Roadsong" (Tokyopop)
*Irene Flores: Artist, "Mark of the Succubus" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*Amy Kim Ganter Artist/Writer, "Sorcerers & Secretaries" (Tokyopop)
*Holly Golightly a.k.a. Holly G!, Fauve: Artist/Writer, "School Bites" (Broadsword Comics)
*Amy Reeder Hadley: Artist/Writer, "Fool's Gold" (Tokyopop)
*Lea Hernandez: Artist, Marvel Comics' "Marvel Mangaverse: Punisher"
*Katherine Kim: Editor, TokyopopFact|date=March 2008
*Bettina M. Kurkoski: Artist, "My Cat Loki" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*M. Alice LeGrow: Artist/Writer, "Bizenghast" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*Christy Lijewski: Artist/Writer, "" (Tokyopop)
*Federica Manfredi: Artist, "Kat & Mouse" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*Amy Mebberson: Artist, "Divalicious!" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*Yoko Molotov: Artist/Writer, "Stray Crayons" (Demented Dragon)Fact|date=March 2008
*Jen Lee Quick: Artist/Writer, "Off*beat" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*Ashly Raiti: Writer, "Mark of the Succubus" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*Erica Reis: Artist/Writer, "Sea Princess Azuri (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008
*Rivkah: Artist/Writer, "Steady Beat" (Tokyopop)
*Tavisha Simons: Artist/Co-Creator, "Shutterbox" (Tokyopop)Fact|date=March 2008

Underground or alternative

*Jessica Abel: Writer-artist, Fantagraphics' "La Perdida"
*Jennie Breeden: Writer-artist, "The Devil's Panties"
*Donna Barr
*Alison Bechdel: Creator "Dykes to Watch Out For"
*Gabrielle Bell: Writer/artist, Fantagraphics' "Lucky"Fact|date=July 2008
*Joyce Brabner: Writer, "Our Cancer Year"
*Paige Braddock: Creator "Jane's World"
*Vera Brosgol
*M.K. Brown: Creator "Aunt Mary's Kitchen" and "Dr. N!Godatu"
*Jennifer Camper
*Geneviève Castrée: [http://www.opaon.ca/ WOELV]
*Shannon Chenoweth: Creator/Writer "The Line" (Misfit Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Chynna Clugston: Creator, Oni Press's "Blue Monday"
*Colleen Coover: Creator "Small Favors"
*Danielle Corsetto: Creator "Girls With Slingshots"Fact|date=March 2008
*Sophie Crumb: Writer/artist, Fantagraphics' "Belly Button"
*Dame Darcy: Creator, Fantagraphics' "Meatcake"
*Jennifer Daydreamer: Creator, "Jennifer Daydreamer"Fact|date=July 2008
*Abby Denson: Creator ""
*Diane DiMassa
*Colleen Doran: Creator "A Distant Soil"
*Julie Doucet: Creator "Dirty Plotte"
*Sarah Dyer
*Mary Fleener
*Shary Flenniken: Creator "Trots and Bonnie"
*Ellen Forney
*Shaenon Garrity: Creator, "Narbonic" webcomic
*Melinda Gebbie: Artist, Top Shelf Productions' "Lost Girls"
*Phoebe Gloeckner: Creator "A Child's Life" and "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"
*Roberta Gregory: Creator Fantagraphics' "Naughty Bits"
*G.B. Jones
*Megan Kelso: Writer/artist, Fantagraphics' "Artichoke Tales"
*Aline Kominsky-Crumb: Creator "The Bunch"
*Carol Lay
*Hope Larson : "Gray Horses" and "Salamander Dream"
*Vanesa Littlecrow: Creator, "Nine Lives of Catnose"
*Carla Speed McNeil: Writer/artist, "Finder"
*Diane Noomin: Creator "DiDi Glitz"
*Christine Norrie: Artist, Oni Press's "Hopeless Savages"
*Liz Prince : "Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed"
*Trina Robbins: Writer-artist, Eclipse Comics' "Ms. Tree"
*Ariel Schrag: Creator, Slave Labor Graphics' "Awkward"
*Dori Seda: 1980s underground satirist
*Terrie Smith: Artist, "Chester Ringtail"
*Tara Tallan: Creator & writer-artist "Galaxion" (Helikon Comics)Fact|date=March 2008
*Raina Telgemeier: Writer/artist, "Smile (A Dental Drama)"
*Carol Tyler: Cartoonist; books include "The Job Thing" (Fantagraphics, 1993) ISBN 1-56097-111-8
*Serena Valentino: Writer, Slave Labor Graphics' "Gloom Cookie"
*Penny Van Horn: Cartoonist; book "Recipe for Disaster and Other Stories" (Fanatagraphics, 1999) ISBN 1-56097-330-7Fact|date=March 2008
*Sara Varon: Writer/artist Alternative's "Sweaterweather"Fact|date=July 2008
*Lauren Weinstein: Writer/artist "The Goddess of War"
*Kate Worley: Creator, "Omaha the Cat Dancer"
*catherine yronwode : Editor-in-chief of Eclipse Comics

ee also

*Friends of Lulu
*Women artists
*Women in comic books

Footnotes

References

*Horn, Maurice. "Women in the Comics" (Chelsea House; New York, London; 1977) ISBN 0-87754-056-X; (trade paperback) ISBN o-97754-205-8


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