ABOUT THIS ARTIST
Noel Franklin, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Grantwriter
Noel Franklin is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator currently residing in Mesa, Arizona. She is available for portraits, posters, spot illustration, comics, comics journalism, storyboarding and other creative projects.
In early 2013, she chose to apply her degree in fine arts from Western Washington University and her modest success in literary ventures towards the pursuit of making fine comics. As a former teenage arc-welder, Noel found entry into comics through Maggie the Mechanic of Love and Rockets fame. Noel attributes her unique style, building dark and light shapes from densely knotted lines, to her experience with stone lithography.
Franklin has received grants from Artist Trust, 4Culture and the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Her comic "Coyote and Butterfly Woman," co-created with Anne Bean, won the 2017 Cartoonist Northwest’s Toonie Award for Best Comic Book of 2016.
Select Commercial clients included Abrams, Crosscut.com, Hatchette Book Group, Seattle Weekly and The Stranger.