Marlo Meekins

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Marlo Meekins (born 1980 or 1981[1]) is an American cartoonist, comedian, caricaturist, model and actor.[2] She is best known for her work on Vine.[1][3]


Meekins was born in Collingswood, New Jersey.[2] In 2003, she earned a bachelor's degree in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design.[4] She also attended the Rhode Island School of Design.[1]

Meekins' work came to notice when she started a blog in 2005 and was featured in Zoo Weekly Australia[5] and Attack of the Show!, who praised her "Ren & Stimpy-style illustrations."[6] She won the Silver Nosey Award for Caricaturist of the Year at the 2009 International Society of Caricature Artists convention.[7][1]

Meekins' Vine videos often feature crude humor and satire and make use of animation, costumes, props, fake blood, special effects, and her dogs.[8][1] They earned her a place on Comedy Central's first online comedy festival in 2013,[8] where The New York Times praised her "crisp ideas and unexpected visual flourishes".[8] Later that year, Meekins was commissioned by Wendy's to make and share a Vine in her typical style.[2][9]

She is married to cartoonist Nick Cross.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e Lewis, Amanda (September 23, 2013). "Marlo Meekins: From Visual Artist to Vine Star". Arts. LA Weekly. Archived from the original on August 20, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Goldberg, Adam (September 12, 2013). "Marlo Meekins Is a Vine Superstar, but It's Not Her Only Canvas". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on September 13, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ Frank, Sarah (March 7, 2013). "More Than Just Cats: 14 Clever Six-Second Vine Movies". Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Alumnae News & Exhibitions—2000s". Moore College of Art and Design. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The World's Hottest Bloggers". Zoo Weekly. July 13, 2010. Archived from the original on July 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hot Poledancers and Brainy Babes". Attack of the Show. August 29, 2008. 
  7. ^ "2009 ISCA Convention Award Winners". International Society of Caricature Artists. November 11, 2009. Archived from the original on June 15, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c Zinoman, Jason (May 1, 2013). "The Digital Stage for Six-Second Zingers". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ For the video posted by Wendy's, see Meekins, Marlo (September 5, 2013). "Life Advice". Vine.  For Meekins' follow-up video, see Meekins, Marlo (September 9, 2013). "Always Share". Vine. 
  10. ^ Meekins, Marlo [@marlomeekins] (August 16, 2012). "follow my nice husband @ncrossanimation He worked on Ren&Stimpy, Yo Gabba and tons of others, he animated this #ff" (Tweet). Archived from the original on October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016 – via Twitter. 

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