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Persephone Pioneers: Yasmine Surovec

Cat ladies get a bad rap. We are often portrayed as atypical “crazy” loner spinsters who have somehow become victimized by shunned hetero male attention, thus leading us to the sad fate of gathering acceptance from the most fickle of beasts. But as most of you know, being a cat lady is amazing, and frankly, […]

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Persephone Pioneers: Anne Emond

Anne Emond is a writer, illustrator, comic artist, and cat lady lover extraordinaire. Her work runs from the personal to the fantastical, and always seems to capture that funny place in between the positive and the melancholy that comes with almost any territory. Anne is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and lives […]

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Persephone Pioneers: Natalie Dee

Natalie Dee is all about dog farts. Baby poops. Hating your cat. And so much more. She is the author and illustrator extraordinaire of web comic Natalie Dee, which offers a daily dose of hilarious one-panel pieces that range in subject matter from not giving a fuck to her two gassy dogs to squirrels, and […]

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Persephone Pioneers: Dorothy Gambrell

Dorothy Gambrell is the Wiki-proclaimed NOT cartoonist behind the hilarious meta comic strip, Cat and Girl. Started in 1999, the strip focuses on conversations between Cat, the larger-than-life cat with a more-than-merry disposition and a weakness for indulgences (like eating lead-based paint), as well as Girl, a cynical and pig-tailed girl, whose philosophical rantings are […]

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Persephone Pioneers: Jasika Nicole

You might know Jasika Nicole from her phenomenal role as Astrid Farnsworth in the television show Fringe. But did you also know that Jasika is a renaissance woman whose talents exceed acting and touch on everything from art to writing to dancing? When she isn’t working her magic on her role of Astrid, she’s busy […]

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Persephone Pioneers: Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley is a woman of wonder. Her comics are an ongoing reflection on the rockiness of one’s twenties, food, and the life of being a comic artist.

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Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading

Greetings my dearest Persephonophiles! Welcome back to the second ever “Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading” collection! This week, I’d like to highlight some talented women who keep scribbling and doodling in an ever-so-amazing way: ladies making comics (and writing about it, too).