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Noelle Stevenson

Noelle Stevenson

American comic artist and producer
Noelle Stevenson
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Intro American comic artist and producer
Is Comics artist Writer Comics writer Artist Cartoonist
From United States of America
Type Arts Humor Literature
Gender female
Birth 31 December 1991, Columbia, USA
Age 28 years
Star sign Capricorn
Residence Los Angeles, USA
Family
Spouse: Molly Ostertag
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Biography

Noelle Stevenson is an American cartoonist and animation producer. She is known for the fantasy comic Nimona and the comics series Lumberjanes, and has won an Eisner Award for both of them. She is also the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the animated television series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

Education

Stevenson attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. During her junior year, she created her soon-to-be popular character Nimona as part of an assignment in one of her classes. In summer 2012, Stevenson began creating a webcomic around the character, and soon signed with a literary agent who found the webcomic online. Nimona's adventurous story would later double as Stevenson's senior thesis in 2012.

Career

While attending MICA, Stevenson gained fame as a fan artist, under the name "gingerhaze", for her "hipster Lord of the Rings" characters. She also created cover art for Rainbow Rowell's novel Fangirl. In the summer of 2012, Stevenson interned at BOOM! Studios, a comic publishing house in Los Angeles. After her graduation from MICA in 2013, Stevenson returned to BOOM! to help develop, and eventually write, Lumberjanes. Lumberjanes was recognized as Best New Series and Best Publication for Teens in the 2015 Eisner Awards.

Besides Lumberjanes, Stevenson also gained fame as the creator of Nimona, a webcomic about a supervillain's shape-shifting sidekick. In 2012, Soon after posting the first few installments of Nimona online, Stevenson signed with a literary agent, who helped Stevenson sign with HarperCollins to publish Nimona as a graphic novel. For her work on Nimona, Stevenson won Slate Magazine's 2012 Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic of the Year, and the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: Reprint. Stevenson was also named a 2015 National Book Award Finalist for the graphic novel version of Nimona.

In addition to her comic and graphic novel work, Stevenson did freelance illustration for Random House, St. Martin's Press, and Label Magazine. She has also worked with Ryan North on his Kickstarter-funded book To Be or Not to Be, a choose-your-own-adventure-book based on Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Since 2015, she worked as a writer for Marvel Comics on the comics Thor Annual and Runaways. She is also part of the writing team of Disney's animated TV series Wander Over Yonder, beginning with Season 2 in 2015.

In April 2017, she made a guest appearance in two episodes of Critical Role, a web-series in which voice actors play Dungeons & Dragons.

Since December 2017, Stevenson is executive producer of DreamWorks Animation Television's rebooted She-Ra and the Princesses of Power animated television series on Netflix, the first season of which was released on 13 November 2018.

Personal life

Stevenson married fellow cartoonist Molly Ostertag in September 2019.

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Center for Cartoon Studies / Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize Best Web Comic of the Year Nimona Won
2015 SFWA Nebula Award Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Nimona Nominated
2015 San Diego Comic-Con Eisner Award Best New Series Lumberjanes Won
2015 San Diego Comic-Con Eisner Award Best Publication for Teens Lumberjanes Won
2015 San Diego Comic-Con Eisner Award Best Digital/Webcomic Nimona Nominated
2015 National Book Foundation National Book Award Young People's Literature Nimona Finalist
2016 Harvey Awards Executive Committee Harvey Award Best Original Graphic Publication for Young Readers Lumberjanes Won
2016 GLAAD GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Comic Book Lumberjanes Won
2016 San Diego Comic-Con Eisner Award Best Graphic Album: Reprint Nimona Won
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http://io9.com/5816257/hipster-lord-of-the-rings-where-the-nazgul-ride-fixies/
https://www.mica.edu/Programs_of_Study/Undergraduate_Programs/Illustration/Noelle_Stevenson_13.html
http://comicsalliance.com/eisner-winners-2015/
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http://marvel.com/news/comics/23648/noelle_stevenson_makes_hers_marvel_with_thor_annual
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