It was hard for me to place the word balloons, because I didn’t want to cover up all the nice background details! Oh, well. –Barry
Barry Deutsch (co-plotter, writer and letterer) thought of the idea for SuperButch about 20 years ago, after reading Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold.
In addition to writing Superbutch, Barry writes and draws Hereville, a graphic novel series about “yet another 11-year-old troll-fighting Orthodox Jewish Girl.” Hereville books have been nominated for many awards, including an Eisner, and have won the Sydney Taylor Book Prize, the Oregon Book Award, and the Sybil, among others.
Barry also creates political cartoons, know variously as “Ampersand” or “Leftycartoons.” Barry’s political cartoons have won the Charles M. Schulz Award.
Barry lives in Portland, Oregon, with eight housemates, two cats, and an unknown but large number of fish. You can email him here.
Becky Hawkins (co-plotter and artist) spent much of her 20s traveling the world as a cruise ship musician. Now she makes comics in Portland with her tiny cartoon sidekick, Shoulder Angel. She is mostly known for doing watercolor cartoons on postcards. Aside from self-publishing at frenchtoastcomix.com, her work has appeared in Women’s Review of Books and anthologies such as The Strumpet, So Buttons, and Tankadere.
She was planning to stick with autobio and travel stories, but when local cartoonist Barry Deutsch asked her to collaborate on a 1940s lesbian superhero series, how could she say no?
This is a sixteen page short story, set in the SuperButch universe. Check out the front and back covers!