You may have noticed the Ladydrawers work here and elsewhere is a spidery and disorienting collection of stuff from several different groups of people. Research done by students, strips by established comics artists, anthologies by lesser known creators, and of course all of the above in partnership with Anne Elizabeth Moore. One question we get […]
Martha is known for her Depression era comic strip, Apple Mary (1932). It was about an old woman who sold apples on a street corner that featured a cast of friends and family who were equally poor, but had good souls. She continued the comic for seven years until she decided to retire and raise […]
Peggy Zangerle worked on Doc Savage and Red Dragon as an artist in 1948. She also worked on Ghost Breakers that same year. She and Ramona “Pat” Patenaude were some of the few women during that time given the opportunity to draw superhero comics.
She hid her gender under a male pseudonym “Pat.” She drew Blue Beetle, V-Man, The Green Falcon, Dr. Fung, and The Vision during the World War II when there was a shortage of male artists contributors. She and Peggy Zangerle were some of the few female artists during that period that were given an opportunity […]
Gladys Parker started with her comic strip Gay and Her Gang in the 1920s, and continued in comics by taking over the Ethel Hays’ strip Flapper Fanny in 1932 and provided a more cartoony look to the series. In the late 1930s she left Flapper Fanny and created Mopsy in 1939. Mopsy featured a girl, […]
Virginia Krausmann was well known for her versatility in style. She continued Ethel Hays’ strip Marianne in 1936 with Hays’ signature art deco style, but over time added more detail. She would also continue Dorthy Urfer’s Annibelle in 1936 as well.
Originally assistant to Martha Orr, Dale Conner took over the Depression era comic strip, Apple Mary from 1939, and continued to work on it with writer Allen Saunders. Under Conner and Saunders, the comic strip changed dramatically; the strip itself was changed to Mary Worth’s Family. The strip was signed under a combination of both […]
Working in male-dominated comic book genre of action comics, Caroline Sexton is often known by her gender ambiguous name C.M. Sexton. She worked on the comic strip Luke and Duke in 1934, which followed two American Soldiers during World War I. Her style seems familiar to that of comic Tintin.
Christine Shields comic Blue Hole won the Xeric Award in 1996. She has appeared in Zero Zero.
Tarpe Mills was born June Tarpe Mills, but used Tarpe to be more sexually ambiguous in her line of action-oriented comic strips. She contributed to characters of such titles as The Purple Zombie, Devil’s Dust, The Cat Man, and Daredevil Barry Finn, but she is best known for creating Miss Fury in 1941. It was […]