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Noel Franklin


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,, Hatchette Book Group, Seattle Weekly and The Stranger.



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We ask you to remember that many designers, artists and illustrators may not want to have their images used in any way, including in agency presentations. Any use, including “comping,” implies value that is worth compensation. Art or photography in portfolios submitted for a job should not be copied for any use, including client presentation or “comping,” without the creator’s permission. In case after case, the creator’s property rights have been upheld, and those caught engaging in these practices were penalized, paying large fines to the artists.