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.