Kevin Huizenga

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Kevin Huizenga
Huizenga at the 2019 Texas Book Festival
BornMarch 29, 1977
Harvey, Illinois
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Ganges (collected as The River at Night)
Or Else

Kevin Huizenga (born March 29, 1977[1] in Harvey, Illinois, USA) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comics character Glenn Ganges, who appears in most of his work.


Kevin first created the minicomic Supermonster (1993–2001) while he was still in high school. This is where the character of Glenn Ganges first appeared. The first issue of Huizenga's ongoing Or Else comic received the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic in 2005.[2] Both Or Else and a collection of works, Curses were included on Time Magazine's list of the Top Ten comics of 2005[3] and 2006,[4] respectively.

Since February 2008, Kevin Huizenga has published a comic strip called Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond[5] in the St Louis Riverfront Times with cartoonists Dan Zettwoch and Ted May. New strips appear three times a month.



Comic Books[edit]

  • Ganges #1-5, Fantagraphics (2006 - 2016)
  • Or Else #1-5, Drawn & Quarterly (2004 - 2008)
  • Fight or Run: Shadow of the Chopper, Buenaventura Press (2008)
  • New Construction #1-2
  • Sermons #1-2
  • The Feathered Ogre: Designs and Sketches
  • Super Monster #1-14

Anthologies with his stories[edit]


  • 2010 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series for Ganges
  • 2007 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection for Curses
  • 2006 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story for Ganges #1
  • 2005 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic for Or Else #1
  • 2004 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story for “Glenn Ganges”, Drawn & Quarterly Showcase Volume 1


  1. ^ "Happy 32nd Birthday, Kevin Huizenga!". The Comics Reporter. 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
  2. ^ "2005 Ignatz Award Recipients". SPX. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ Arnold, Andrew (2005-12-17). "Time.comix Best of 2005: Comix". Time Magazine. Archived from the original on December 23, 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
  4. ^ "Time.comix The Best Comics of 2006". Time Magazine. 2006-12-28. Archived from the original on February 3, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
  5. ^ "New Catastrophe Comic Strip & Blog". 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  6. ^ James Bradburne (12 April 2012). "Alla Prima". The Florentine.

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