Erika Moen

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Erika Moen
2013 April 27 Erika Moen with artwork (cropped to head).jpg
Erika Moen in 2013
Born 1983
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works
DAR!
Bucko

http://www.erikamoen.com

Erika Moen is an American comic book artist born in 1983 and based in Portland, Oregon.

Biography[edit]

Moen graduated from Pitzer College with a BA in Illustrated Storytelling in 2006.[1] She identifies as queer.[2] She and her husband, fellow artist Matthew Nolan, have been married since October 2008.[3]

Moen is the creator of the self-published autobiographical on-line comic DAR![4] which has been collected into self-published print volumes.[5] She also has contributed comic work to Best Erotic Comics 2008 (Last Gasp), True Porn Volume 2 (Alternative Comics), Flight Volume 1; and Unsafe for All Ages, a collection of erotic short stories by gay and lesbian artists published by Prism Comics in 2005.[6] In 2004, Moen was profiled as a promising new talent "taking over the comic world with her stories about queer culture, sex, humor and cute girls" by Sequential Tart.[7]

In 2011, she began collaborating with Marvel Comics writer Jeff Parker on Bucko, a murder mystery/farce webcomic set in Portland. The story concluded in 2012, and was published in a collected volume by Dark Horse Comics.[8]

Moen is a member of Periscope Studio.[9] She was among the comic book artists featured at the 6th annual Stumptown Comics Art Show in April and May 2010 at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.[10]

Since April 2013 Moen has been working full-time on her current webcomics project Oh Joy, Sex Toy, which centers around "reviews of everything that relates to sex, sexuality and the sex industry".[11] The series, which updates with a new review every Tuesday, has garnered a great deal of positive attention, including a reference in Dan Savage's advice column Savage Love.[12] Strips have also been syndicated on several sex-positive sites including Bitch Media[13] and Fleshbot.[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ www.erikamoen.com
  2. ^ Draper Carlson, Johanna (August 24, 2009). "Confessions of An Immature Pervert: Erika Moen Overcomes Puritanism". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.erikamoen.com/about/
  4. ^ DAR! A Super Girly Top Secret Diary
  5. ^ Draper Carlson, Johanna (October 6, 2009). "Interview With Erika Moen". Comics Worth Reading. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  6. ^ Vasseur, Richard (October 15, 2009). "Interview With Erika Moen". Jazma Online. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  7. ^ Dyer, Jamaica (December 2004). "Girly Queer Vibrating Comics". Sequential Tart. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bucko HC". Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Stabler, David (July 17, 2010). "Spaces to create: Portland artists make their magic in dusky rooms and McDonald's". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  10. ^ Turnquist, Kristi (March 27, 2010). "Portland celebrates 'Comic Book Month' in April". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Oh Joy Sex Toy - New Readers". Oh Joy Sex Toy. 
  12. ^ "Sheathe That Thing". thestranger.com. 
  13. ^ "Oh Joy Sex Toy". bitchmagazine.org. 
  14. ^ http://straight.fleshbot.com/author/erikamoen

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