MEGAN KELSO

 

Page from"Squirrel Mother," 2003
Ink on paper
12 1/2" x 14"

Page from"Squirrel Mother," 2003
Ink on paper
12 1/2" x 14"

Page from"Squirrel Mother," 2003
Ink on paper
12 1/2" x 14"

Pages from"On The Beautiful Blue Danube," 2003
Sheets 1 - 4, Ink on paper
Each sheet 8 1/2" x 14"

 

Pages from"On The Beautiful Blue Danube," 2003
Sheets 5 - 8, Ink on paper
Each sheet 8 1/2" x 14"

 

Pages from"On The Beautiful Blue Danube," 2003
Sheets 9 - 12, Ink on paper
Each sheet 8 1/2" x 14"

 

Pages from"Publius," 2003
Sheets 1 - 2, Ink on paper
Each sheet 8 1/2" x 14"
Pages from"Publius," 2003
Sheets 3 - 4, Ink on paper
Each sheet 8 1/2" x 14"
Pages from"Publius," 2003
Sheets 5 - 6, Ink on paper
Each sheet 8 1/2" x 14"
Pages from"Publius," 2003
Sheets 7- 8, Ink on paper
Each sheet 8 1/2" x 14"

 

Megan Kelso was born in Seattle, Washington in 1968. She began drawing comics in her final year at the Evergreen State College as an independent study contract for which she produced a 10 page minicomic called Girlhero. After graduating, she moved back to Seattle and soon became part of the burgeoning Seattle cartoonist scene. In 1993, she was awarded a Xeric grant, the first woman to receive that honor, and proceeded to self-publish six issues of the comic book Girlhero. Queen of the Black Black, a collection of short stories culled from the pages of Girlhero, was published in 1998 by Highwater Books. Her second book of short stories, The Squirrel Mother, was published by Fantagraphics in the spring of 2006.

In 2002, Kelso won two Ignatz Awards at the annual SPX convention for the mini-comic Artichoke Tales, which contained the first chapters of that graphic novel, which will be published in its entirety in 2007 by Fantagraphics.

 

 

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