Renée French

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This article is about the writer and artist. For the actress, see Renée French (actress).
Renée French
Renée French at APExpo 7687.jpg
Renée French at the 2010 Alternative Press Expo.
Born 1963 (age 51–52)
Pen name Rainy Dohaney
Occupation comics writer and illustrator
Nationality United States
Spouse Rob Pike

Renée French (born 1963) is an American comics writer and illustrator and, under the pen name Rainy Dohaney, a children's book author.

Her work includes "H Day" (Picturebox), The Soap Lady (inspired by the display in the Mütter Museum) (Top Shelf Productions), The Ticking (Top Shelf Productions), and Micrographica (Top Shelf Productions), "Edison Steelhead's Lost Portfolio - Exploratory Studies of Girls and Rabbits" (Sparkplug Comicbooks), and "Marbles in My Underpants" (Oni Press). She also has a weekly strip in the New York Press. Her serialized comic "Baby Bjornstrand" appears on the Study Group Comic Books website.

French has a serialized illustrated story in the Fantagraphics Books quarterly Mome (comics) called "Almost Sound." She is also the author of the forthcoming comic book for children, "Barry's Best Buddy," out from TOON Books in Spring 2013.

French drew Glenda, the Plan 9 Bunny, the mascot of the Plan 9 from Bell Labs operating system, and the gopher mascot for the Go programming language. French is married to Rob Pike, one of the creators of Plan 9 from Bell Labs, and of the Go programming language at Google. They split their time between the United States and Australia.


In 2007, French was nominated for a number of comics industry awards - including for best artist nods from the Eisner,[1] Ignatz,[2] and Harvey Awards[3] - for the graphic novel The Ticking. French won the Inkpot award at the 2007 San Diego Comic Con.


Select comics works

Children's books - as Rainy Dohaney