Becky Cloonan (born June 23, 1980) is an American comic book creator, known for work published by Vertigo, Dark Horse, Harper Collins and Marvel.

Life and CareerEdit

Becky Cloonan was born in Pisa, Italy.[1]

Cloonan created minicomics and was part of the Meathaus collective before collaborating with Brian Wood on Channel Zero: Jennie One in 2003. Since then, her profile (and workload) has steadily risen; her best-known work to date has been the twelve-issue comics series Demo (2004), also with Wood. Wizard named Demo its 2004 "Indie of the Year." The series was also nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2005, for Best Limited Series and Best Single Issue (for #7, "One Shot, Don't Miss").[2]

Cloonan's first solo graphic novel, East Coast Rising Volume 1, was released by Tokyopop in 2006. East Coast Rising: Volume 1 marked Cloonan's third Eisner Award nomination in 2007, this time for Best New Series. She also collaborated with writer Steven T. Seagle on the Vertigo Comics series American Virgin, which was cancelled with the 23rd issue.[3]

She has collaborated with Brian Wood on several issues of Conan the Barbarian, with the inaugural "Queen of the Black Coast" story. In August 2012, she became the first woman to pencil an issue of Batman. She is also doing art for the six part upcoming series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoy being co-written by Gerard Way and Shaun Simon.[4]

She has also created artwork for the band Leftover Crack and hip-hop group CunninLynguists.[5][6]

She currently lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with her fiance.


  1. "Stats". Official Site. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  2. Will Eisner Awards
  3. Irvine, Alex. "American Virgin," The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2008. pp. 22-24
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  5. Leftover Crack "The Hook Flyer" T-shirt by Becky Cloonan
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