Sarah Dyer

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Sarah Dyer
Dyer at the Big Apple Con, November 14, 2008.
Born October 18, 1978
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer; Penciller; Inker; Colorist
Notable works
Action Girl
Awards Lulu Award 1997, 1998

Sarah Dyer is a comic book writer and artist with roots in the zine movement of the late eighties and early nineties.

Early life[edit]

Dyer was born in Louisiana, went to college in Gainesville, Florida and then moved to New York City.


While in Gainesville in 1989, she worked on the No Idea Fanzine with Var Thelin.

In 1992, Dyer created and began distributing the Action Girl Newsletter, a review zine listing zines and mini-comics created by female writers and artists.

In 1995, Dyer created the all-female comics anthology Action Girl Comics, which showcased comics and mini-comics by female artists and writers, as well as Dyer's own Action Girl series. In addition to her work with comics, Dyer has self-published manuals and articles on topics ranging from zine publishing to cooking to making clothing, all firmly rooted in DIY philosophy.

Dyer worked with her husband, Evan Dorkin, on the pilot episode for Welcome to Eltingville in 2002. The couple also wrote some episodes of the Superman animated series, such as the episode "Live Wire", which introduced a new character of the same name. The pair contributed to the script of the 2006 English-language version of the anime Shin Chan, which ran for six episodes. Dyer has also colored Dorkin's art.[1]

Dyer wrote for Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Superman Adventures, and Batman Beyond.

She donated zines accumulated through reviewing for Action Girl Newsletter to Duke University, where it formed the core of their Zine Collections.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dyer is married to fellow comics writer/artist Evan Dorkin, with whom she has a daughter named Emily.[3]



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