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 get her start in the comics industry. In 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. Reeder moved to Image Comics and created Rocket Girl with writer Brandon Montclare. In 2015, she and Montclare began co-writing Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for Marvel Comics.
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.
- 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 vol. 5 #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
- Halloween Eve #1 (pencils and inks), script by Brandon Montclare, one-shot, Image Comics, October 2012
- Ghosts vol. 2 #1 (pencils and inks), script by Cecil Castellucci, one-shot, DC Comics, December 2012
- Rocket Girl #1–5 (pencils and inks), script by Brandon Montclare, limited series, Image Comics, October 2013–May 2014
- Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1–19 script by Reeder and Brandon Montclare, art by Natacha Bustos, on-going series, Marvel Comics, January 2016–July 2017
- 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 April 1, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- "Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga Winners' Webring". Tokyopop. n.d. Archived from the original on April 1, 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. London, United Kingdom: 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 September 5, 2007. 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 April 1, 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 April 1, 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 April 1, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- Reeder, Amy (March 10, 2012). "RE: Batwoman". The Reeder Ship. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- Lehoczky, Etelka (July 23, 2014). "Rocket Girl Is A Jetpack-Powered 21st Century Angel". NPR. Archived from the original on August 14, 2015.
- Towers, Andrea (August 12, 2015). "Marvel's newest female superhero in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on February 13, 2017.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is Marvel’s newest female superhero, and at the helm of the book are writers Amy Reeder...and Brandon Montclare.
- Whitbrook, James (October 29, 2015). "How Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Became One Of Marvel's Biggest (And Cutest) New Comics". io9. Archived from the original on June 12, 2017.
- Gustines, George Gene (February 20, 2015). "From Rocket Girl to Karaoke Superstar: How Amy Reeder, a Comic Book Artist, Spends Her Sunday". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 27, 2015.
Reeder, who lives in Greenwich Village, completed her fifth year in New York City on Friday.
- "2009 Eisner Nominations Spotlight Newcomers". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2009. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
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- Amy Reeder Hadley at DeviantArt
- Amy Reeder at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
- Cammy's Comic-Con Corner: WonderCon 2011 – Amy Reeder Interview on YouTube
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(with J. H. Williams III)