Project Description

Dana Simpson

Appearing: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Dana Claire Simpson, a native of Gig Harbor, Washington, first caught the eyes of devoted comics readers with the internet strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the 2009 Comic Strip Superstar contest, she developed the strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn (originally known as Heavenly Nostrils), which is now syndicated in over 200 newspapers worldwide.

There are six Phoebe and Her Unicorn book collections: Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Unicorn on a Roll, Unicorn vs. Goblins, Razzle Dazzle Unicorn, Unicorn Crossing, and Unicorn of Many Hats, and two graphic novels, The Magic Storm and Unicorn Theater. There’s also a board book, Today I’ll Be a Unicorn, and an activity book, Rainy Day Unicorn Fun.

Ozy and Millie have their own book, too.

Simpson’s books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and won the Washington State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Book Award. She lives with her husband and her cat in Santa Barbara, California.

Appearing: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Kelly Fitzpatrick is a comic book colorist and illustrator who has worked on hundreds of comics since 2013. She lives in Portland, OR with her Boston Terrier mix, Archie and drinks too much coffee. In her free time, she does illustration work, self-publishes zines, and trains dogs. She also enjoys engaging in aerial acrobatics and yoga.

2018: Recognized by PopCultHQ as Colorist of the Month for February// Nominated for Best Graphic Story in the Hugo Awards (Bitch Planet Volume 2: President Bitch)// Nominated for Book of the Year in the Harvey Awards (Shade the Changing Girl)

2017: Recognized by Comicbook.com for 8 Best Colorists of 2017// Nominated for Best Single Issue from a Mainstream Publisher (Supergirl: Begin Super) in the Prism Awards

2016: Winner for Favorite Indie Book (Bitch Planet) Favorite Single Issue (Bitch Planet #8), Favorite Comic (Bitch Planet)// Nominated for Best Colorist, Favorite Big 2 Book (DC: Bombshells) in the Autostraddle Comic Awards

2015: Nominated for Best Colorist in the Ghastly Awards

2014: Recognized by Comicbook.com for the 10 Best Colorists of 2014