Carla Speed McNeil

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Carla Speed McNeil
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McNeil at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 10, 2010.
Born Hammond, Louisiana
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Inker, Editor, Publisher, Letterer
Notable works
Finder
Awards Lulu Award, Ignatz Award, Eisner Award
http://www.lightspeedpress.com

Carla Speed McNeil is an American science fiction writer, cartoonist, and illustrator of comics, best known for the science fiction comic book series Finder.[1]

Career[edit]

McNeil was born in Hammond, Louisiana.

McNeil's chief work is the ongoing science fiction comic series Finder, which she has self-published since 1996 and has been available as a webcomic since 2005.[2]

She has written and illustrated comics for anthologies including Dignifying Science[3] and Smut Peddler.[4] She worked as an illustrator on the Oni Press series Queen & Country in 2003.[5][6] She also provided a two-page guest-illustrator spot for Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City. She is editor in chief and print manager of Saucy Goose Press, which produces Smut Peddler and other related projects. Her adaptation of D. J. MacHale's first Pendragon book, The Merchant of Death, was released on May 20, 2008.[7] Together with Sara Ryan, she released Bad Houses in 2013 from Dark Horse Comics.[8] She worked with Devin Grayson on Legends of Red Sonja in 2013.[9] She illustrates No Mercy, a series written by Alex di Campi.[10] It debuted in April 2015 from Image Comics.[11]

Awards[edit]

In 1997, at Comic-Con International, McNeil won the Lulu Awards' Kimberly Yale Award for Best New Talent for her work on Finder and Shanda the Panda.[12] McNeil also won the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent in 1998.[13]

McNeil was nominated for Lulu Award Lulu of the Year in 2001[14] and 2002,[15] and for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist in 2001.[16] Finder won the Ignatz for Outstanding Series in 2004[17] and 2005.[18] Her work has been nominated for Eisner Awards in several categories over the years (including "Best Writer/Artist" in 2002[19] and 2003[20]), and winning "Best Webcomic" for Finder in 2009.[21] Finder: Voice won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Graphic Novel).[22]

In recognition of her work Finder, Comics Alliance listed McNeil as one of twelve women cartoonists deserving of lifetime achievement recognition.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press, Oni. "Carla Speed McNeil - Oni Press". secure.onipress.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Adventures in Publishing: Carla Speed McNeil’s 'Finder'". Publishers Weekly. 7 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Dignifying Science: Stories About Women Scientists - Comics by comiXology. 
  4. ^ Smut Peddler - Comics by comiXology. 
  5. ^ Press, Oni. "Operation: Stormfront - Oni Press". secure.onipress.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  6. ^ "About". Carla Speed McNeil. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  7. ^ "The Merchant of Death Graphic Novel". D.J. MacHale Books. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  8. ^ "About". Carla Speed McNeil. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  9. ^ "Dynamite® Legends Of Red Sonja #1 (Of 5)". dynamite.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  10. ^ "No Mercy, Vol. 3 Tp | Releases | Image Comics". imagecomics.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  11. ^ "No Mercy #1 | Releases | Image Comics". imagecomics.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  12. ^ "Friends of Lulu 1998 Lulu Awards". www.hahnlibrary.net. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  13. ^ "1998 Ignatz Award Recipients | SPX: The Small Press Expo". 2016-03-14. Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  14. ^ "Friends of Lulu 2001 Lulu Awards". www.hahnlibrary.net. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  15. ^ "Friends of Lulu announces award nominees". CBR. 2002-07-12. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  16. ^ "2001 Ignatz Awards Cancelled | SPX: The Small Press Expo". 2016-03-05. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  17. ^ "2004 Ignatz Award Recipients | SPX: The Small Press Expo". 2017-01-06. Archived from the original on 2017-01-06. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  18. ^ "2005 Ignatz Award Recipients | SPX: The Small Press Expo". 2016-03-18. Archived from the original on 2016-03-18. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  19. ^ 2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Comic Book Awards Almanac
  20. ^ 2003 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Comic Book Awards Almanac
  21. ^ "The 2009 Eisner Award Winners Announced at Comic-Con". Comics Alliance. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  22. ^ "Book Prizes – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books» 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners & Finalists". events.latimes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2016-02-10. 

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