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Pénélope Bagieu

Pénélope Bagieu is a French cartoonist and illustrator, known the world-over for her blog Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante (My life is quite fascinating), where she shares moments of her everyday life. In September 2008 released the first volume of Joséphine, a comic which features a character controlled by the Femina …read more

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Charles Burns

Charles Burns’ earliest works include illustrations for the Sub Pop fanzine, and Another Room Magazine of Oakland, California, but he came to prominence when his comics were published for the first time in early issues of RAW, the avant-garde comics magazine founded in 1980 by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman. …read more

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Étienne Davodeau

Étienne Davodeau is a multiple award-winning comics author from France.  After having studied graphic arts in Rennes, Davodeau has since created numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed graphic novels, mostly in the reality-based and reportage vein. Titles of his include Les Mauvaises Gens, Le Chien Qui Louches, Geronimo, and Les Ignorants (which was …read more

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Gurihiru

Gurihiru, aka Illustrator Unit Gurihiru and Gurihiru Studios, is a Japanese illustration team, composed of artists Chifuyu Sasaki (workplan design, pencils, inks) and Naoko Kawano (workplan design, colors, webdesign). Though its comic book endeavors are centered in the United States, Gurihiru also illustrates character designs for games and animations in …read more

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Jennifer Holm

Three-time Newbery Honor winning and New York Times bestselling Jennifer L. Holm is a beloved and well-known name in the world of children’s literature. Widely embraced by educators, librarians, and children across the country, Jenni’s novels have struck a chord with all who read her heartwarming and poignant stories, many …read more

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Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley is author and illustrator of a number of graphic novels, including Relish; My Life in the Kitchen (From First Second Books) and French Milk (From Simon and Schuster). She’ll have two new books from 2014/15 for TCAF, An Age of License and Displacement from Fantagraphics.

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Scott McCloud

Scott McCloud is an American cartoonist and comics theorist. He is best known for his non-fiction books about comics, Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000), and Making Comics (2006). McCloud also created the light-hearted science fiction/superhero comic book series Zot! (1984), in part as a reaction to the increasingly grim …read more

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Gengoroh Tagame

Gengoroh Tagame is a Japanese manga artist who specializes in gay BDSM erotic manga, many of which depict graphic violence. The men he depicts are hypermasculine, and tend to be on the bearish side. Born into a family descended from samurai, Tagame began his career as a manga artist in …read more

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Chip Zdarsky

From Chip: Well, I like good times annd great friends. Can’t do math very good but I can bake severel types of cakes if need be.. Cant handle my liquor but still always tie one on berfore filling out importan t forms online. co-cretaed SEX CRIMINAL with Nat Fraction. Is …read more

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Boulet

Boulet, the pen name for Gilles Roussel, is a French comic book creator and cartoonist born February 1, 1975 in Meaux, France. He was among the first French cartoonists to become famous by publishing a comic strip weblog, starting in July 2004. Roussel studied art at the Graduate School of …read more

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Eleanor Davis

Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator. A collection of her short comics for adults, How To Be Happy, is out now from Fantagraphics Books. She has two graphic novels for kids: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook (2009) which she created with my husband Drew Weing, and …read more

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Hunt Emerson

Hunt Emerson has drawn cartoons and comic strips since the early 1970s. He has published around 30 comic books and albums, mainly with Knockabout Comics (London), including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Casanova’s Last Stand, and Dante’s Inferno. His characters include Firkin the Cat (a strip …read more

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Matt Holm

Matthew Holm was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa., and has been drawing comics since he was in middle school. Growing up reading four older siblings’ comic books and comic strip collections (including Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County), he hoped he might one day grow …read more

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Aya Kanno

Aya Kanno is the author of the Blank Slate, the New York Times bestselling series Otomen, and the newly-released Requiem of the Rose King, all published in English by VIZ Media. Kanno was born in 1980 in Tokyo, Japan, and made her manga debut in 2001 with the manga series …read more

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Ed Luce

Ed Luce is the creator of the comic series Wuvable Oaf, which will be collected into a hardcover edition by Fantagraphics in 2015.

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Barbara Stok

Barbara Stok is well known for her candid autobiographical graphic novels. In 2009, she was awarded the Stripschapprijs for her oeuvre, one of the most prestigious prizes for comic books in the Netherlands. In addition to her work for newspapers and magazines, she has eight books to her name. Vincent, …read more

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Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is the artist behind the New York Times Best Illustrated Book, SKIM, which was also nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award and Eisner Award and won a Doug Wright Award and Ignatz Award. She is a sought-after illustrator for such companies as New York Times and The New …read more

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