Mary Fleener

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Mary Fleener
Born 1951 (age 63–64)
Nationality United States of America
Occupation Alternative comics, comics artist
Website www.maryfleener.com

Mary Fleener (born 1951) is an American alternative comics artist, writer and musician from Los Angeles.[1] Fleener's drawing style, which she calls cubismo, derives from the cubist aesthetic and other artistic traditions. Her first publication was a work about Zora Neale Hurston, called Hoodoo (1988), followed by the semi-autobiographical comics series Slutburger, and the anthology Life of the Party (1996). She is a member of the rock band called The Wigbillies.

Among Fleener's influences are ancient Egyptian art and the works of Chester Gould (Dick Tracy), Otto Soglow (The Little King) and Al Capp (Li'l Abner). Robert Crumb and Robert Armstrong encouraged her to create her own comics.

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Mary Fleener was born in 1951.[2] When she was a child her mother worked for Disney. Fleener briefly attended Cal State Long Beach where she focused on printmaking[3] However, she created her first comic works after leaving school, developing her aesthetic on her own, and considers herself self-taught.

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