Los Angeles, California, United States
|Awards||Inkpot Award, 1994|
Gregory was born in Los Angeles., California, where her father was Disney comics writer and artist Bob Gregory. Gregory began her career in 1974 by publishing comics in the all-female Wimmen's Comix anthologies and in other 1970s underground comix, and created the strip Feminist Funnies. In 1976, she published the first issue of a feminist comic book, Dynamite Damsels, which Gregory considered to be the first regulation-sized comic book to be published by one woman.
In 1990 Gregory created "Bitchy Bitch" Midge McCracken, a woman angry at the world who frequently explodes with rage. She starred in the 40-issue series Naughty Bits, which was published by Fantagraphics from 1991 to 2004. The stories were set in present-day, though occasionally strayed to such milieu as the Middle Ages. Bitchy Bitch has a lesbian counterpart named Bitchy Butch. Starting in 1999, Bitchy Bitch was featured in Life's a Bitch, an animated series that was shown on the Oxygen Network in the U.S. and on The Comedy Network in Canada.
Gregory has contributed to a number of comic anthologies, including Robert Kirby's Strange Looking Exile. As well, she is one of the contributors to Free to Fight, the interactive self-defense project for women. Gregory has received several Eisner Award nominations in the humor, best short story, best writer, and best writer/artist categories. In 1994 she was given an Inkpot Award by Comic-Con International.
Comics & graphic novels
- Dynamite Damsels (1976) - 1,2
- Sheila and the Unicorn (1988)
- Winging It (1988)
- Winging It 2 (1999)
- Artistic Licentiousness (91-94) - 1-3
- Naughty Bits (Fantagraphics 1991-2004) - issues 1-40
- A Bitch is Born (1994)
- As Naughty as She Wants to Be (1995)
- At Work and Play with Bitchy Bitch (1996) - material from NB 10-14
- Bitchy's College Daze (1997) - stories from NB 15-19
- Bitchy Butch: World's Angriest Dyke (1999) - stories from NB 21,23,26,and stories from Gay Comix
- Burn Bitchy Burn (2002)
- Life's a Bitch (2005) - first half of Bitchy stories plus one new story
- Bitchy Strips One Shot (2001) - collection of weekly strips previously printed in newspapers
- Roberta Gregory at the Lambiek Comiclopedia.
- "Artist Bio - Roberta Gregory". Fantagraphics Books. Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- Constant, Paul (May 15, 2010). "Reading Today: Women We Love". The Stranger. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- Bitchy Bitch at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on March 6, 2015.
- Official website
- Roberta Gregory on Twitter
- Roberta Gregory interview
- Roberta Gregory at the Comic Book DB