Female comics writers

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Rosario Dawson

    Rosario Dawson


  2. Rashida Jones

    Rashida Jones


    Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976) is an American actress, comic book author, film producer, and screenwriter. She is known for playing Ann Perkins on NBC's comedy Parks and Recreation, Louisa Fenn on Fox's Boston Public, and Karen Filippelli on The Office. She has had film roles in Our Idiot Brother, The Social Network, The Muppets, I Love You, Man, and Celeste and Jesse Forever (for which she wrote the screenplay).

  3. Amber Benson

    Amber Benson


    Amber Nicole Benson (born January 8, 1977) is an American writer, director, producer, and actress. She is best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but has also directed, produced and starred in her own films Chance (2002) and Lovers, Liars & Lunatics (2006). She also co-directed the film Drones with fellow Buffy cast member Adam Busch.

  4. Brea Grant

    Brea Grant


    Brea Colleen Grant (born October 16, 1981) is an American actress and writer who is best known for playing Daphne Millbrook in the NBC television series Heroes.

  5. Juliet Landau

    Juliet Landau


    Juliet Rose Landau (born March 30, 1965) is an American actress and ballerina best known for her role as Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff show Angel, the latter appearance earning her a Saturn Award nomination. She is also known for co-starring as Loretta King in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.

  6. Sarah Jane Hamilton

    Sarah Jane Hamilton


    Sarah Jane Hamilton (born April 15, 1971) is the stage name of an English former pornographic actress.

  7. Jodi Picoult

    Jodi Picoult


    Jodi Lynn Picoult (/ˈdi pˈk/; born May 19, 1966) is an American author. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Picoult currently has approximately 14 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

  8. Akira Amano

    Akira Amano


    Akira Amano (天野明 Amano Akira, born 1973) is a female Japanese manga artist known for the shōnen manga series Reborn!.

  9. Tove Jansson

    Tove Jansson


    Tove Marika Jansson (9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966.

  10. Patricia Highsmith

    Patricia Highsmith


    Patricia Highsmith (19 January 1921 – 4 February 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. In addition to her series with Tom Ripley as protagonist, she wrote many short stories. Michael Dirda observed, "Europeans honored her as a psychological novelist, part of an existentialist tradition represented by her own favorite writers, in particular Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Kafka, Gide, and Camus."

  11. Cathy Guisewite

    Cathy Guisewite


    Cathy Lee Guisewite (born September 5, 1950) is an American cartoonist who created the comic strip Cathy, which had a 34-year run. The strip focused on a career woman facing the issues and challenges of eating, work, relationships and having a mother—or as the character put it in one strip, "the four basic guilt groups."

  12. Terry Ryan

    Terry Ryan


    Terry "Tuff" Ryan (July 14, 1946 – May 16, 2007) was an American writer, originally from Defiance, Ohio, who resided in San Francisco for most of her adult life. She was best known for her memoir The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, published in 2001, and released as a film, with the same title, in 2005.

  13. Tamora Pierce

    Tamora Pierce


    Tamora Pierce (born December 13, 1954) is an American writer of fantasy fiction for teenagers, known best for stories featuring young heroines. She made a name for herself with her first book series, The Song of the Lioness (1983–1988), which followed the main character Alanna through the trials and triumphs of training as a knight. Many of her books have feminist themes.

  14. Marjane Satrapi

    Marjane Satrapi


    Marjane Satrapi (Persian: مرجان ساتراپی) (born 22 November 1969) is an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author.

  15. Yolanda Vargas Dulché

    Yolanda Vargas Dulché


    Yolanda Vargas Dulché de la Parra ((July 18, 1926 – August 8, 1999 Mexico City) was a Mexican writer principally known for the creation of the comic book carácter of Memín Pinguín and various telenovelas for Mexican television. She began her writing career as a way to supplement income for several newspapers, creating Memín Penguín in 1943. By 1960, she has successfully published a number of comic books, encouraging her husband, Guillermo de la Parra, to write as well. The two went on to create various successful telenovelas including Rubí, which has been redone for both television and film. In total Varga Dulché published over sixty titles in both Mexico and abroad.

  16. Ariel Schrag

    Ariel Schrag


    Ariel Schrag (born December 29, 1979) is an American cartoonist and television writer who achieved critical recognition at an unusually early age for her autobiographical comics.

  17. Elizabeth Holloway Marston

    Elizabeth Holloway Marston


    Elizabeth "Sadie" Holloway Marston (February 20, 1893 – March 27, 1993) was an American psychologist. She was involved in various ways in the creation of the comic book character Wonder Woman in the early 1940s with her husband, William Moulton Marston (pen name Charles Moulton). She also participated with Marston in the development of the systolic blood-pressure test used to detect deception.

  18. Alison Bechdel

    Alison Bechdel


    Alison Bechdel (/ˈbɛkdəl/ BEK-dəl; born September 10, 1960) is an American cartoonist. Originally best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, she came to critical and commercial success in 2006 with her graphic memoir Fun Home, which was subsequently adapted as a musical which won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. She is a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award. She is also known for the Bechdel test, an indicator of gender bias in film.

  19. Hiromu Arakawa

    Hiromu Arakawa


    Hiromu Arakawa (荒川 弘 Arakawa Hiromu, born May 8, 1973) is a Japanese manga artist from Hokkaidō. She is best known for the manga Fullmetal Alchemist, which became a hit both domestically and internationally, and was later adapted into two anime television series.

  20. Sarah Dyer

    Sarah Dyer


    Sarah Dyer is a comic book writer and artist with roots in the zine movement of the late eighties and early nineties.

  21. Moyoco Anno

    Moyoco Anno


    Moyoco Anno (安野 モヨコ Anno Moyoko, born March 26, 1971) is a Japanese manga artist and a fashion writer, with numerous books published in both categories.

  22. Yuu Watase

    Yuu Watase


    Yuu Watase (渡瀬 悠宇 Watase Yuu, born March 5, 1970 in Osaka) is a Japanese shōjo manga artist. She received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo for Ceres, Celestial Legend in 1997. Since writing her debut short story "Pajama de Ojama" ("An Intrusion in Pajamas"), Watase has created more than 80 compiled volumes of short stories and continuing series. In October 2008, Watase began her first shōnen serialization, Arata: The Legend in Weekly Shōnen Sunday.

  23. Ai Yazawa

    Ai Yazawa


    Ai Yazawa (矢沢あい Yazawa Ai, born March 7, 1967 in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese manga author. Her pen name comes from Japanese singer Eikichi Yazawa, of whom she is a fan.

  24. Yoko Kamio

    Yoko Kamio


    Yōko Kamio (神尾 葉子 Kamio Yōko, born June 29, 1966) is a Japanese manga artist and writer. She is most famous for Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 Hana Yori Dango), for which she received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1996. Her work has been translated and distributed in Asia, Europe, and North America.

  25. Nancy A Collins

    Nancy A Collins


    Nancy A. Collins (born September 10, 1959) is a United States horror fiction writer best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonja Blue. Collins has also written for comic books, including the Swamp Thing series, Jason Vs. Leatherface, Predator: Hell Come A Walkin and her own one-shot Dhampire: Stillborn.

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