Becky Cloonan

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Becky Cloonan
Cloonan at the 2008 Big Apple Con.
Born Rebecca Cloonan
(1980-06-23) June 23, 1980 (age 35)
Pisa, Italy
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Artist
Notable works
Channel Zero: Jennie One
East Coast Rising
American Virgin
Pixu: The Mark of Evil

Becky Cloonan is an American comic book creator, known for work published by Tokyopop and Vertigo. In 2012 she became the first female artist to draw the main Batman title for DC Comics.[1]

Early life[edit]

Becky Cloonan was born in Pisa, Italy on June 23, 1980.[2]


Cloonan created minicomics and was part of the Meathaus collective before collaborating with Brian Wood on Channel Zero: Jennie One in 2003. Since then, her profile (and workload) has steadily risen; her best-known work to date has been the twelve-issue comics series Demo (2004), also with Wood. Wizard named Demo its 2004 "Indie of the Year." The series was also nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2005, for Best Limited Series and Best Single Issue or One-Shot (the latter of which was for Demo #7, "One Shot, Don't Miss").[3]

Cloonan's first solo graphic novel, East Coast Rising Volume 1, was released by Tokyopop in 2006. East Coast Rising: Volume 1 marked Cloonan's third Eisner Award nomination in 2007, this time for Best New Series. She also collaborated with writer Steven T. Seagle on the Vertigo Comics series American Virgin, which was cancelled with the 23rd issue.[4] In 2012 she became the first woman to draw the main Batman title.[1]

She is also doing art for the series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which is written by Gerard Way.[5]

She created artwork for the band Leftover Crack and the hip-hop group CunninLynguists.[citation needed]


Self-published work[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

DC Comics/Vertigo[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Beck, Laura (February 8, 2013). "Meet the First Lady to Draw Batman Since His Inception in 1939". Jezebel.
  2. ^ "Stats". Estrigious. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "American Virgin", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 22–24, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015 
  5. ^ "Heroes Con: 2011: Becky Cloonan Talks Gerard Way's 'Killjoys'". MTV Geek!. Retrieved March 15, 2013.


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