Every Wednesday, join us as we highlight and celebrate a guest for the 2013 Stumptown Comics Festival. This week we turn our attention to Becky Cloonan.
Multiple Eisner award nominated artist, Becky Cloonan, has been a rapidly rising star within comics for over a decade. Her breakout success occurred in 2004 with the critically acclaimed 12-issue series Demo, Vol. 1 for AiT/Planet Lar. Cloonan's highly expressive character work makes her an artist in demand as her art finds its way into comics of all genres. She has done work for Image Comics, Marvel Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, where she reunited with Demo writer Brian Wood to relaunch Conan the Barbarian. Cloonan made headlines in 2012 when she penciled Batman #12 for DC Comics, becoming the first woman ever to act as sole penciler in the character's 73 year history. She is currently self-publishing The Mire, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011's, Wolves. You can learn more about Becky Cloonan and her work at http://inkandthunder.blogspot.com/