Liz Prince at the Stumptown Comics Festival, 2013
|Born||1981 (age 35–36)
|Area(s)||Cartoonist, Writer, Artist|
Liz Prince (born 1981) is an American comics creator, noted for her sketchbook-style autobiographical comics. Prince initially started publishing on her own on the internet and later became a published author with Top Shelf Comics. She currently lives in Maine.
In 2012, Prince lent her talents to help support the Boston Ladyfest, which worked to raise money for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund and create a "lasting network for creative feminists in Boston and beyond." She has also participated in Free Comic Book Day, signing copies of her book, Tomboy, for free at New England Comics in Harvard Square in 2014.
Prince's first book, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? won an Ignatz award for Outstanding Debut in 2005. In 2014 she released Alone Forever, a collection of autobiographical short comics centered on dating and relationships.
Her graphic memoir, Tomboy, received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, and won a Gold Medal at the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The memoir explores what it means to be female and describes Prince's struggle with gender issues. This memoir is told through short, related stories starting from Prince's early childhood experiences and ending when Prince is a teenager and has slowly learned to define herself as a woman on her own terms. Tomboy was a 2015 pick for the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.
She has also published or contributed to several zines, minicomics, and anthologies including Subcultures: A Comics Anthology. Prince has occasionally contributed to comic adaptations of Adventure Time and Regular Show. Since June 2015, she has been the writer of the comic book adaptation of Clarence (Boom! Studios) with art by Evan Palmer.
Prince appeared on Bad At Sports Episode 191 on August 26, 2009.
Prince co-hosted the Razorcake Podcast Episode #217 on June 22, 2012.
Prince appeared on the Mostly Harmless Podcast on June 9, 2015.
Prince appeared on Everything's Coming Up Podcast to discuss The Simpson's episode Lisa's Rival on November 24, 2015.
Prince appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on January 20, 2016.
- Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? (2005 Top Shelf Productions, ISBN 978-1891830723)
- Delayed Replays (2007 Top Shelf Productions, ISBN 978-1603090124)
- Alone Forever (2014 Top Shelf Productions, ISBN 978-1-60309-322-4)
- Tomboy (2014 Zest Books, ISBN 978-1936976553)
- Comic/Cumulus (Self published, 2001)
- WYSLM mini (Self published, 2004)
- Delayed Replays (Self published, 2005)
- Delayed Replays Vol. 2 (Self published, 2006)
- I Was A Teenage Comic Nerd (Self published, 2008)
- Delayed Replays Vol. 3 (Self published, 2009)
- I Swallowed The Key To My <3 #1 (Self published, 2010)
- I Swallowed The Key To My <3 #2 (Self published, 2010)
- I Swallowed The Key To My <3 #3 (Self published, 2012)
- Rag Tag antho (2000-2004)
- Papercuts Machine (2003)
- True Porn 2 (Alternative Comics, 2005)
- Hey 4-Eyes! #2 (2006)
- Papercutter #2 (Tugboat Press, 2006)
- VICE Magazine Comics Issue (2006)
- Project:Romantic (Adhouse Books, October 2006)
- You Ain't No Dancer vol. 2 (New Reliable Press, October 2006)
- Elfworld vol. 1 (Family Style Press, October 2006)
- Foursquares (Selfpublished with Maris Wicks, Joe Quinones, and Tim Finn, October 2008)
- Papercutter #5 (Tugboat Press, 2008)
- I Saw You… Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections (Three Rivers Press, February 2009)
- So This Is What It’s Come To… a comic zine about the trials and tribulations of Ok Cupid
- Papercutter #16 (Tugboat Press, 2011)
- Razorcake #67 (2012)
- As You Were: A Punk Comix Anthology #1-3 (Silver Sprocket, 2013-2014)
- "Everything you ever wanted to know about Liz Prince". Liz Prince Power.
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- Chaney, Michael A. (2011). Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 210. ISBN 9780299251048.
- Rowe, Peter (6 January 2015). "IDW Buys Graphic Novel Publisher Top Shelf". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- "About". Liz Prince Power. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
- Wulff, June (10 February 2014). "Boston-Area To Do List". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- Clinton, Isabelle (27 November 2014). "A 'Tomboy' in New Mexico". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- Parish, Matt (3 February 2012). "Ladyfest a Three-day Celebration of Creative Feminism". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- Shanahan, Mark; Goldstein, Meredith (6 May 2014). "Graphic Novelists sign in Harvard Square". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- "2005 Ignatz Award Recipients". SPXPO.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- Clark, Noelene (12 February 2014). "Valentine's Day: 'Alone Forever' comic finds humor in heartbreak". LA Times. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- "Tomboy". Kirkus. July 16, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- "2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results". Independent Publisher. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- Spisak, April (2014). "Tomboy by Liz Prince (review)". Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. 68 (3): 171. Retrieved 23 June 2015. (subscription required (. ))
- Marrone, Katherine (10 September 2014). "Liz Prince, Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir". Willamette Week. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- "2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens". Young Adult Library Services Association. American Library Association. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- Gardner, Jan (17 January 2015). "In His Own Words". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- Goellner, Caleb (6 September 2012). "'Marceline And The Scream Queens' #3 Includes A Very Acceptable Backup By Liz Prince [Preview]". Comics Alliance. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- Sims, Chris (11 July 2014). "The 'Adventure Time' Cast Make Their Own Zines In Issue #30 [Preview]". Comics Alliance. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- "Preview: Regular Show #23". Comic Book Resource. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- Marie, Christine. "Clarence Teaching Readers Optimism This June". Bleeding Cool News. Retrieved 23 June 2015.