Mary Fleener (b. 1951) is an American comics creator known for her "cubismo" artwork, and particularly her autobiographical anthology, Life of the Party.
Life and works[edit | edit source]
Fleener was born in Los Angeles in 1951. She majored in Printmaking at California State University, although she considers herself self-taught. After reading an article on comics in the LA Weekly by Matt Groening in 1984, Fleening began creating and publishing her own mini-comics. Her first solo comic was published in 1988, a tribute to Zorla Neale Hurston, a Harlem Renaissance writer, entitled Hoodoo.
As well as comic creation, Fleener has done illustration work for magazine like Entertainment Weekly, and various album art. She also sculpts ceramics, paints - including work on velvet - and is a member of rock back The Wigbillies. Fleener lives in Encinita with her husband.