Everything you ever wanted to know about Liz Prince

the artist, aged 4

Liz Prince was born in Boston, MA, in 1981, grew up in Santa Fe, NM. In 2002, Liz returned to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where she received a BFA. Liz draws comics full time, and lives outside of Boston with her cats Wolfman & Dracula. Her favourite things include coffee, pop punk, Gossip Girl, and nature documentaries. 

Her first book, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? (Top Shelf Productions, 2005), was nominated for several awards, and received the Ignatz for Outstanding Debut in 2005. It has since been published in both French and Spanish.
She has drawn comics for dozens of anthologies, self-published mini comics and zines, and has done freelance work for several Cartoon Network comics properties such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Clarence.
Liz’s first graphic novel, Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir, was released in 2014 by Zest Books, to critical acclaim. Liz is a current contributor to the punk magazine Razorcake, and draws album covers for assorted bands.

See the list of upcoming appearances in the sidebar to find out when you can meet her in person! It promises to be an exhilaratingly awkward time.

Invincible Summer/Clutch/Liz Prince journal comic split, Tugboat Press, 2015
Protector-Girl, Progressive Insurance, 2015
Clarence #1-4 (Mini-Series), KaBoom!, 2015
Regular Show #23, KaBoom!, 2015
Steven Universe (Greg Universe Special), Kaboom! 2015
Tomboy, Zest Books, 2014
Garçon Manqué, Éditions çà et là, 2014
Alone Forever, Top Shelf Productions, 2014
Seule Pour Toujours, Éditions çà et là, 2014
Adventure Time #30, KaBoom!, 2014
Marceline and the Scream Queens #3, with Meredith Gran, KaBoom!, 2012
Delayed Replays, Top Shelf Productions, 2008
Me sequiras queriendo si mojo la cama, Apa Apa Productions, 2007
Delayed Replays (French edition), Éditions çà et là, 2007
Tu m’aimeras encore si jefais pipi au lit?, Éditions çà et là, 2006
Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? Top Shelf Productions, 2005

Gore Squares, a journal comic collaboration with Maris Wicks, Joe Quinones, and Tim Finn, 2012
Alone Forever #2, 2012
I Swallowed the Key To My Heart #3, 2012
Alone Forever, 2011
I Swallowed the Key To My Heart #2, 2010
More Squares, a journal comic collaboration with Maris Wicks, Joe Quinones, and Tim Finn, 2008
I Swallowed the Key To My Heart #1, 2010
Delayed Replays 3, self published, 2009
Four Squares, a journal comic collaboration with Maris Wicks, Joe Quinones, and Tim Finn, 2008
I was a Teenage Comic Nerd, 2008
DUDDITS, with Maris Wicks and Joe Quinones, 2007
Delayed Replays 2, 2006
Delayed Replays, 2005
WYSLM mini, 2004
Comic/Cumulus, 2001

Razorcake Magazine, Razorcake/Gorsky Press, 2011-present
Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, BOOM!, 2015
As You Were #4, Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club, 2015
The Devastator Quarterly: Horror issue, 2015
Runner Runner #3, Tugboat Press, 2014
As You Were #3, Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club, 2014
The Devastator Quarterly: Toys & Games Issue, 2013
As You Were #2, Silver Sprocket Bicycle club, 2013
As You Were #1, Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club, 2013
Not My Small Diary #17, NMSD Press, 2013
Runner Runner #2, Tugboat Press, 2013
Digestate: a food and eating anthology, Birdcage Bottom Books, 2012
So, This Is What It’s Come To… A Comic Zine About the Trials and Tribulations of OK Cupid, with Ramsey Beyer, Leslie Perrine, and James Kettner, 2011
Not My Small Diary #16, NMSD Press, 2011
Minimum Paige, Harvard Book Store, 2011
Papercutter #16, with Joey Alison Sayers and Alexis Frederick-Frost, Tugboat Press, 2011
This Isn’t Working: Comics About Ex-Boyfriends, Paper Rocket Minicomics, 2011
Turnstile Comix #1, with Mitch Clem, Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club, 2011
I Saw You… comics inspired by real-life missed connections, Three Rivers Press, 2009
Fluff Boy!, with Matthew Reidsma, Maris Wicks, and Joe Quinones, Union Sq. Main Streets, 2008
Awesome: the Indie Spinner Rack anthology 2007
Papercutter #5, with Kaz Strzepek and Bwana Spoons, Tugboat Press, 2007
Elfworld vol. 1, Family Style Press, 2007
You Ain’t No Dancer vol. 2, New Reliable Press, 2006
PROJECT:ROMANTIC, Adhouse Books, 2006
Stop Dating, Samurai Comics, 2006
VICE magazine comics issue, 2006
Papercutter #2, with Colleen Coover and Becca Taylor, Tugboat Press, 2006
Hey 4-Eyes! #2, 2006
True Porn 2 Alternative Comics, 2005
Papercuts Machine, 2003
Rag Tag antho, 2000-2004

Awards & Recognition:
2015 – Tomboy – ALA Rainbow Book List
2015 – Tomboy – Amelia Bloomer Project Top 10 Titles 2015
2015 – Tomboy – IPPY Gold Winner for Graphic Novel/Drawn Book-Drama/Documentary 2015
2015 – Tomboy – Texas Library Association (TLA) Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List
2015 – Tomboy – YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
2015 – Tomboy – YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
2014 – Tomboy – Kirkus Reviews‘ Best Books of 2014
2014 – Tomboy – Foreword Reviews‘ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Honorable Mention
2012 Best American Comics Honorable Mention – The Stuff Of Fluff, with Maris Wicks and Joe Quinones (Harvard Book Store)
2005 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut – Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? (Top Shelf Productions)

Group Exhibitions:
Doodle, Nave Gallery, Somerville MA, February 2014
Cats & Cartoonists, Orbital Comics, London July 2013
The Funnies: A Comics Show, Benna’s Cafe, Philadelphia PA, March 2013
The Rad Show, The Picture Place, Brookline MA, March 2013
How Much Art Can You Take? A DIY Punk Art Exhibit, VLHS, Pomona CA, February 2013
Atomic Books/Celebrated Summer Anniversary Art Show, Baltimore MD, April 2012
A Picture’s Worth: Contemporary Graphic Novel Artists, UMASS Lowell, Lowell MA, February 2012
Jackets & Sleeves, Atomic Books, Baltimore MD, October 2011
Hot Cakes, Bloc 11 Cafe, Somerville MA, December 2010
Inappropriate Touching, Washington Street Art Center, Somerville MA, February 2008
Four Squares, Diesel Cafe, Somerville MA, July 2006

Solo Exhbitions:
Orbital Comics, London, February 2014
Molten Java, Bethel CT, February 2014
Square One Coffee, Lancaster PA, February 2014
Lorem Ipsum Books, Cambridge MA, February 2014

Fiction Advocate – Non-Fiction by Non-Men, January 2016
Everything’s Coming Up podcast, November 2015
New York Times, October 2015
ActOutGames at DCC (video), June 2015
Letters to Walter Kovacs, January 2015
Comics Alliance, November 2014
Mother Daughter Book Club, October 2014
Broken Frontier, September 2014
Panel Patter SPX Spotlight, August 2014
The Run Out, August 2014
New Noise Magazine, August 2014
LA Times, February 2014
Cult Meow, November 2013
Punk News, September 2013
The Daily Texan, February 2012
Staple! Podcast, February 2012
Bad at Sports podcast, April 2009
Big, Red, & Shiny, February 2009
The Comics Journal #295, January 2009
Inkstuds, March 2007
Indie Spinner Rack, August 2006

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