Braddock in 2010
May 6, 1963 |
Bakersfield, California, United States
|Known for||"Jane's World" comic strip|
Paige Braddock (born May 6, 1963) is an American cartoonist best known for her long-running comic strip, "Jane's World," the first gay-themed work in the United States to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate.
Braddock was born in Bakersfield, California. She spent most of her childhood years in Mississippi. Due to her father’s job as a forester, Braddock and her family moved frequently across the country. By the time she reached high school in Brevard, North Carolina, they had moved 17 times.
Braddock knew at the age of 7 that she wanted to be a cartoonist. She published her first cartoon, “Bart Winkle,” her junior year of high school in the local newspaper, The Transylvania Times. Cartoonist Dave Graue of the comic strip “Alley Oop” lived in the area and served as her mentor.
Braddock earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Early in her career she worked as an illustrator for several newspapers, including The Orlando Sentinel, The Chicago Tribune, and The Atlanta Constitution.
In 1999, Braddock became the Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. In this role, Braddock is charged with overseeing the visual and editorial direction for all Schulz licensed products worldwide. As a professional cartoonist, she has illustrated several Peanuts children's books. The Snoopy U.S. postage stamp issued in April 2001 was designed by Braddock.
Throughout Braddock's career as a cartoonist, she has published a diverse collection of comic works. In 2008, Braddock co-created the science fiction graphic novel series The Martian Confederacy with writer Jason McNamara. Braddock will be publishing a graphic novel for children with Andrews McMeel Publishing titled Stinky Cecil due out in 2015.
PB9 Comics/Girl Twirl Comics
PB9 Comics serves as the hub for all of Paige Braddock's independent comics.
In 2001, Braddock launched her own publishing company, Girl Twirl Comics, to make “Jane's World" available in comic shops and bookstores.
Braddock and her wife, Evelyn, live in Northern California.
- Jane's World, Volume 1, Girl Twirl Comics, 2003 *Jane's World, Volume 2, Girl Twirl Comics, 2004 *Jane's World, Volume 3, Girl Twirl Comics, 2005 *Jane's World, Volume 4, Girl Twirl Comics, 2006 *Jane's World, Volume 5, Girl Twirl Comics, 2006 *Jane's World, Volume 6, Girl Twirl Comics, 2006 *Jane's World, Volume 7, Girl Twirl Comics, 2007
- Jane's World, Collection 1 (first 15 issues), Girl Twirl Comics, 2007
- Jane's World, Volume 8, Girl Twirl Comics, 2008
- Jane's World, Volume 9, Girl Twirl Comics, 2009 *Jane's World, Volume 10, The New Frontier, Girl Twirl Comics, 2011
- Jane's World, Volume 11, Girl Twirl Comics, 2014
- The Martian Confederacy, Volume 1, with Jason McNamara, Girl Twirl Comics, 2008
- The Martian Confederacy, Volume 2, with Jason McNamara, Girl Twirl Comics, 2011
- Sen, Jai (2013-10-18). "Paige Braddock Changes the World Without Bending or Breaking It". The Clyde Fitch Report.
- Braddock, Paige (2011). Jane's World, Volume 10, A New Frontier. Girl Twirl Comics. p. 85. ISBN 0979420792.
- "Q&A: Cartoonist Paige Braddock". Oxford American. June 12, 2012.
- Braddock, Paige (2011). Jane's World, Volume 10, A New Frontier. Girl Twirl Comics. p. 86. ISBN 0979420792.
- "Paige Braddock bio". Peanuts Studio Blog.
- Braddock, Paige. "Official website". Bio.
- "The Banal and the Profane: Paige Braddock". Lambda Literary. August 24, 2013.
- McLeod, Susanna. "Paige Braddock, Creator of 'Jane's World'". The Cartoonists. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
- "About The Martian Confederacy". The Martian Confederacy Blog.
- Braddock, Paige. "Frogs, Toads and the Apocalypse". Blog-o-rama. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
- San Diego COMIC-CON 2013: Paige Braddock on the power of 'Peanuts' -- and LGBTQ storytelling in 2013," by Michael Cavna, Washington Post, July 19, 2013.
- Women in Comics - Paige Braddock," Girls Read Comics Too, January 21, 2012.
- 10 years in 'Jane's World': An interview with Paige Braddock," AfterEllen.com, December 21, 2011.
- Paige Braddock's 'Jane's World,'" The Press Democrat (video), April 12, 2009.