Reeder at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
August 25, 1980
Reeder became the lead artist on the Madame Xanadu series from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, with writer Matt Wagner. In a 2007 interview, she credited editor Brandon Montclare with helping her break into the comics industry. In Spring 2010 DC announced that she would take over alternate art duties for the Batwoman series with J. H. Williams III, in addition to providing variant covers to that title and Supergirl. She then left the Batwoman book due to "creative differences" in the middle of the next story arc.
Technique and materials
In addition to pencils and an electric eraser, Reeder employs a drawing tablet for her work. For her hand-colored work, she uses Copic Multiliners, Copic Markers. Computer programs that she uses for her artwork include Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, and ComicWorks.
In addition to creating comics, Reeder also enjoys writing music, singing and sewing.
- Fool's Gold (script and art), Tokyopop, July 2006
- Madame Xanadu #1-10, 16-18, 21-23, 29 (pencils/inks in #1-2, pencils only in others), script by Matt Wagner; inks by Richard Friend, ongoing series, Vertigo, August 2008 - January 2011
- "Madame Xanadu in: Captive Audience" (pencils), script by Matt Wagner, in House of Mystery: Halloween Annual 1, Vertigo, December 2009
- Supergirl #55-61, 63, 66, Annual #2 (covers only), ongoing series, DC Comics, October 2010-September 2011
- Batwoman #0, 6-8 (pencils), script by J. H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman; inks by Rob Hunter and Richard Friend, ongoing series, DC Comics, January 2011, April-June 2012
- 2009 Eisner Award for Best New Series (with Wagner and Friend, for Madame Xanadu)
- 2009 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team (with Friend, for Madame Xanadu)
- 2009 Eisner Award for Best Cover Artist (for Madame Xanadu)
- Reeder, Amy. "About Amy Reeder". Tentopet.com. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- "Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga Winners' Webring". Tokyopop. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
Amy Hadley took runner-up in RSOM 4 with her entry, The Østberg Study.
- Amy Reeder at the Grand Comics Database and Amy Reeder Hadley at the Grand Comics Database
- Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 334. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
Madame Xanadu was a relatively minor player in the DC Universe, but [Matt] Wagner, assisted by stunning art by Amy Hadley, crafted a first-class tale.
- McGuirk, Brendan (August 23, 2007). "Talking Madame Xanadu with Amy Hadley". Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
Brandon Montclare’s probably the biggest reason I’ve gotten this chance. He was an editor at Tokyopop...when he moved to DC, and then to Vertigo, he wanted to find a project for me.
- Segura, Alex (April 14, 2010). "It's Official: Batwoman Ongoing Series". The Source. DC Comics. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
Reeder's clear storytelling and realistic and fluid artwork makes her a perfect choice for the gig.
- Rogers, Vaneta (May 28, 2010). "Artist Amy Reeder Faces Challenge of Batwoman, Supergirl". Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- Khouri, Andy (March 12, 2012). "Batwoman Artists Amy Reeder and J.H. Williams III Comment on Creative Changes". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- Reeder, Amy (March 10, 2012). "RE: Batwoman". The Reeder Ship. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- "2009 Eisner Nominations Spotlight Newcomers". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2009. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
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- Amy Reeder at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
- "Episode 42: NYCC Special 13 - Amy Reeder Hadley" (April 24, 2008) Comixology podcast
- "Episode 49: Madame Xanadu with Matt Wagner and Amy Reeder Hadley" (June 23, 2008) Comixology podcast
- Cammy's Comic-Con Corner: WonderCon 2011 - Amy Reeder Interview on YouTube