Brooke McEldowney

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Brooke McEldowney
McEldowney at the
2012 New York Comic Con.
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works

Brooke McEldowney is the creator of the newspaper comic strip 9 Chickweed Lane and the webcomic Pibgorn.

Early life[edit]

McEldowney was born in 1952 in Charleston, West Virginia. He now lives in Maine. He attended Allegheny College, majoring in Arts. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Juilliard School of Music in 1977 and a Master of Arts in 1979, studying the viola.[1] He also studied and performed at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has worked as a violist, music critic, and cartoonist. He was assistant editor of Opus, a classical music magazine, and has had cartoons shown in that publication as well as in Yankee and Pulse. His first cartoon sale was to Punch[reference needed]. He writes, composes, and designs sets for the theatre.


9 Chickweed Lane was syndicated by United Media in 1993. It was awarded Best Newspaper Strip by the National Cartoonists Society in 2005.[2] It has been published in several collections.


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