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Liana Finck

About Liana Finck

Artist known for her comedic and poignant cartoons featured in publications like The Forward and Tablet. She has also created the regular advice cartoon Dear Pepper for The New Yorker and published the graphic novel, A Bintel Brief, in 2014. 

Early life

She studied fine art and graphic design at Cooper Union College. 


Her works posted to Instagram have earned her more than 550,000 followers. 

Family of Liana Finck

Her father was a doctor and her mother was an architect and artist. She was raised in a small rural town in upstate New York. 

Close associates of Liana Finck

Both she and Carly Kune are cartoonists who have grown popular on Instagram. 

Hope Larson

About Hope Larson

Illustrator and cartoonist whose works included “Salamander Dream,” “Gray Horses,” and other graphic novels. Simon & Schuster signed her to a two-book contract in 2006.

Early life

She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, after initially attending Rochester Institute of Technology. Her first professional comic was “I Was There & Just Returned,” a web serial.


Her 2008 graphic novel “Chiggers” was created for an audience of pre-adolescent and teen girls.

Family of Hope Larson

She was born into a family of German and Swedish ancestry and was raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She married fellow cartoonist Bryan O Malley.

Close associates of Hope Larson

She was first noticed by Scott McCloud while in college. He was impressed with her illustrations and urged her to pursue the comics field.

Adrienne Hedger

About Adrienne Hedger

Cartoonist known for her humorous representations of motherhood and family. Her Hedger Humor Instagram account has amassed over 100,000 followers. 

Early life

She was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from UCLA. 


She s also written humorous greeting cards for American Greetings as well as been the lead cartoonist for Nickelodeon s NickMom website.

Family of Adrienne Hedger

She s often inserted her husband and two daughters into her work. 

Close associates of Adrienne Hedger

She was a big fan of Charles Schulz s Peanuts growing up.

Frank Miller

About Frank Miller

Graphic novel artist whose best known works include Ronin, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City and 300.

Early life

His first paid illustrating job was drawing for The Twilight Zone comic book in 1978.


He directed The Spirit in 2008 and co-directed Sin City in 2005.

Family of Frank Miller

He spanorced artist Lynn Varley in 2005.

Close associates of Frank Miller

He produced 300, which starred Gerard Butler.

Bill Watterson

About Bill Watterson

Author of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year in 1986 and 1988.

Early life

He started drawing at age eight and drew cartoons for his high school newspaper and yearbook.


In 1996, he won the Harvey Award for Best Syndicated Comic Strip for Calvin and Hobbes.

Family of Bill Watterson

He married Melissa Richmond in 1983; they had a daughter named Violet. His father was a patent examiner.

Close associates of Bill Watterson

He was inspired by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as a child.

Gene Deitch

About Gene Deitch

Award winning animator, who, in 1981, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for his work on the film Munro.

Early life

Prior to working as an animator, he spent several years as an amateur sound recordist, working with artists like Pete Seeger and John Lee Hooker.


He was honored with the Annie Award by ASIFA Hollywood for a life-long contribution to Animation.

Family of Gene Deitch

He had three children with his second wife Zdenka Deitch.

Close associates of Gene Deitch

He and director Chris Saunders both won Oscars for Best Animated Feature.