Cathy G. Johnson

Artist, Printmaker, Cartoonist and Educator

Providence, Rhode Island

cathy@cathyboy.com

 

Portfolio: http://www.CathyBoy.com

Illustration Portfolio: http://www.CathyGJohn.com

Blog: http://www.DontLetTheSunGoDown.com

Tumblr: http://cathyboy.tumblr.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/cathygjohn

 

Represented by Linnan Literary Management LLC, jen@linnanliterary.com

 

 

 

Art Publications

 

2017

No Dogs Allowed, First Second, middle-grade graphic novel (off-site link)

 

2016

Gorgeous, Koyama Press, graphic novella

 

2015

Jeremiah, reprinted edition, One Percent Press, graphic novel

 

Thank God, I Am In Love, Ley Lines #3, Czap Books and Grindstone Publications, comic

 

Lovers Only #1, collaboration with Mickey Z and Sophia Foster-Dimino, Youth In Decline, comic

 

Bad Boyfriends, edited by Laura Lannes, comic anthology

 

Inaction Comics, cover and chapter illustrations, edited by Kimball Anderson, comics anthology

 

2014

Dear Amanda, Snakes, BUTNOT and I never know what anyone’s thinking, self-publications

 

Happiness #4, Rabbit, edited by Leah Wishnia, comic anthology

 

As You Were #3, A Happy Death, edited by Mitch Clem, comic anthology

 

Dinner Time comic and spot illustrations, Cicada Magazine

 

2013

 Jeremiah, Until It Runs Clear, Boy Genius and Summer 2013 Travel Journals, self-publications

 

Therefore, I Believe That I Want You Immensely, collaboration with Cory Aaland and Ross Hernandez, self-publication

 

He fought like a little tiger in a trap, collaboration with Kevin Czapiewski, self-publication

 

Lady Knights Women Warriors, edited by Abby Boeh, Julia Scott and Roxie Vizcarra, illustration anthology (off-site link)

 

Providence Comics Consortium, contributor to multiple collections (off-site link)

 

2012

Her Name Was Prudence, self-publication

 

Puppyteeth #3, edited by Kevin Czapiewski, cover artist (off-site link)

 

Mr. Gormanizer and Mr. Osterizer…, collaboration with Ross Hernandez, self-publication

 

Quickie #4, edited by Rebecca Mock, drawing, collaborative publication

 

Reverie, contribution to online magazine ­Two Serious Ladies (off-site link)

 

Self-Portraits: Folio One and Castles, self-publications

 

2011

Going Back and Relation, self-publications

 

2009

Side B Anthology: The Music Lover’s Comic Anthology, Poseur Ink, short comic, national distribution (off-site link)

 

It was their first spring, self-publication and collaboration with Tessa Chavis

 

Out of Orbit, Illustration and Sequential Arts Club publication, short comic, MICA

 

2008

In Orbit, Illustration and Sequential Arts Club publication, short comic, MICA

 

Washington State Magazine, Years in Provence, incidental illustrations, national distribution (off-site link)

 

 

Awards and Scholarships

           

2015

Notable Mention in The Best American Comics 2015, Rabbit, edited by Bill Kartalopoulos (off-site link)

 

Nomination in the Annual Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards for Best Graphic Novel / Book, Dear Amanda

 

Shortlisted for The Cartoonist Studio Prize, Slate Book Review and Center for Cartoon Studies, Jeremiah, (off-site link)

 

2014

Winner of the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent, Small Press Expo, Bethesda, MD

 

2012

Shortlisted for the SAW Micro-Grant, Her Name Was Prudence, (off-site link)

 

2009 & 2010

Achievement Award from MICA, twice recipient

 

2007

Merit and Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient from MICA

 

Visual Senior Grant recipient from Perpich Center for Arts Education

 

 

Press

           

2015

CALA Spotlight: Cathy G. Johnson, Black Girl Nerds, interview with Joelle Monique (off-site link)

 

10 Small Press and Self-Published Comics You Should Have Read in 2015, Thank God, I Am in Love, Paste Magazine, by Shea Hennum (off-site link)

 

Comics That Challenged Me in 2015, Thank God, I Am in Love, Sequential State, by Alex Hoffman (off-site link)

 

Lovers Only, review, The Comics Journal, by Rob Kirby (off-site link)

 

Ley Lines: Thank God, I Am in Love, review, Try Harder, by Carrie (off-site link)

 

Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, No Dogs Allowed, The Booklist Reader, by Cathy G. Johnson in collaboration with others (off-site link)

 

Lovers Only and Cash & Carrie tell quality teen stories, review, The A. V. Club, by Zainab Akhtar (off-site link)

 

Review: Lovers Only #1, Sequential State, by Alex Hoffman (off-site link)

 

EXCLUSIVE: Cathy G. Johnson Announces Her New Book “No Dogs Allowed” and Misfit Middle School Girls!, Autostraddle, by Mey (off-site link)

 

Tiny Pages Made of Ashes 1/23/2015: Art thou pale for weariness, Jeremiah, Comics Bulletin, by Jason Sacks (off-site link)

 

Notable Comics of 2014, Dear Amanda, Comics & Cola, by Annie Mok and Alex Hoffman (off-site link)

 

What Was So Queer About Comics In 2014?, Dear Amanda, The Comics Journal, by Rob Kirby (off-site link)

 

2014

Dan Kois’ Favorite Books of 2014, Jeremiah, Slate Book Review (off-site link)

 

Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2014, Dear Amanda #8, Baltimore City Paper (off-site link)

 

Comics That Challenged Me in 2014, Dear Amanda, Sequential State, by Alex Hoffman (off-site link)

 

Eight Webcomics From 2014 That I Enjoyed, Honorable Mentions: A Happy Death, Left Me Wanting More, by Shawn Starr (off-site link)

 

Weird Sisters, A Happy Death, The Comics Journal, by Julia Gfrörer (off-site link)

 

Review: Dear Amanda by Cathy G. Johnson, Sequential State, by Alex Hoffman (off-site link)

 

Ignatz Award Winner for Promising New Talent, select media round-up: Comic Book Resources (off-site link 1), Comics Beat (off-site link 2), High-Low (off-site link 3)

 

Make It Then Tell Everybody, podcast, interviewed by Dan Berry (off-site link)

 

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week – SPX 2014 Edition, Dear Amanda #3 on Top 10 list, by Rich Barrett (off-site link)

 

SPX Spotlight: Cathy G. Johnson and Jeremiah, Panel Patter, review by Rob McMonigal (off-site link)

 

Silver Sprocket, interviewed by Ion (off-site link)

 

Cicada Magazine, interview (off-site link)

 

Vibrant Mid-Western Gothic, Vermicious, Jeremiah review by John Seven (off-site link)

 

Comics Shelfie: Cathy G. Johnson, Comics & Cola (off-site link)

 

2013

Notable Comics of 2013, Comics & Cola, review by Sophia Foster-Dimino (off-site link)

 

Rookie Gift Guide: Stuff to Read, Rookie Magazine, written by Suzy X (off-site link)

 

Hire This Woman: Cartoonist Cathy G. Johnson, Comics Alliance, interviewed by Janelle Asselin (off-site link)

 

2012

Her Name Was Prudence review by Sarah Crowe (off-site link)

 

Lutefisk Sushi Podcast, hosted by Danno Klonowski, interview (off-site link)

 

A Rotta Love, written by Sara Nick, interview (off-site link)

 

Best Of 2011, Graphic Eye, written by Anders Nilsen (off-site link)

 

2011 & 2012

Comix Cube, various reviews, written by Kevin Czap (off-site link 1) (off-site link 2)

 

 

Education

 

2011

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), BFA, Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Book Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Baltimore, MD

 

2010

University for the Creative Arts, semester study abroad, Farnham, Surrey, England

 

2007

Perpich Center for Arts Education, graduated with honors, Golden Valley, MN

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2016

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Special Guest, Chicago, IL

 

2015

Cardboard Pancakes, Exhibitor, New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

 

Comic Arts Los Angeles, Exhibitor and Panel Speaker, Los Angeles, CA

 

Massachusetts Indie Comics Expo, Exhibitor, Cambridge, MA

 

Boston Zine Fest, Exhibitor, Boston, MA

 

Small Press Expo, Exhibitor, Bethesda, MD

 

Paper Jam Small Press Festival, Exhibitor, Brooklyn, NY

 

Queer Between the Covers, Montreal Queer Bookfair, Quebec, Canada

 

Autoptic, Exhibitor, Minneapolis, MN

 

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Exhibitor, Chicago, IL

 

Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Exhibitor, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

2014

Ghengis Con, comic book festival, Exhibitor, Cleveland, OH

 

Comic Arts Brooklyn, Exhibitor, Brooklyn, NY

 

Locust Moon Comic Fest, Exhibitor, Philadelphia, PA

 

Massachusetts Indie Comics Expo, Exhibitor, Cambridge, MA

 

Small Press Expo, Exhibitor, Bethesda, MD

 

Queer Between the Covers, Montreal Queer Bookfair, Quebec, Canada

 

Providence Anarchist Bookfair, Exhibitor, Providence, RI

 

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Exhibitor, Chicago, IL

 

Maine Comic Arts Festival, Exhibitor, Portland, ME

 

Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Exhibitor, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

2013

Comic Arts Brooklyn, Exhibitor, Brooklyn, NY

 

Small Press Expo, Exhibitor, Bethesda, MD

 

Autoptic, Exhibitor, Minneapolis, MN

 

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Exhibitor, Chicago, IL

 

Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Exhibitor, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

2012

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest, Exhibitor, Brooklyn, NY

 

Small Press Expo, Exhibitor, Bethesda, MD

 

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Exhibitor, The Conaway Center, Chicago, IL

 

Deviant Art: Dispelling Myths, A Rotta Love Plus, Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

Longing For Home: Reader’s Art 12, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

Chicago Zine Fest, Exhibitor, The Conaway Center, Chicago, IL

 

Bookstore, Drift Station Gallery, Lincoln, NE

 

2011

Book Arts Festival, Exhibitor, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

 

Minneapolis Indie Expo, Exhibitor, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

 

Commencement Exhibition, MICA, Station Building and Gateway Gallery, Baltimore, MD

 

2010

Multigrain, MICA, Meyerhoff Gallery

 

2008

Evocative Nuggets and Psychic Triggers, PS338, Baltimore, MD

 

Blanket Statements, Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD

 

 

Experience

 

2015

Teaching Artist at various after-school art-oriented programs throughout Providence, RI. Email me for full Teaching Resume.

 

Boston Comics Roundtable Presents: Creator Talks, with Kimball Anderson, MJ Robinson and Laurel Lynn Leake, Somerville, MA

 

Reading of Jeremiah and Lovers Only #1, with Sam Alden and Kevin Czap, WORD Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

 

Spring Thing reading of Lovers Only #1 and Queer Mixer interview, public appearances at TCAF 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo 2015 (RIPExpo), Organizer, Providence, RI

 

2014

The Trick of ‘Overcompensating,’ The Hooded Utilitarian, published essay (off-site link)

 

“Brainstorm,” Oberlin College, presentation and workshop in collaboration with MJ Robinson, Oberlin, OH (off-site link)

 

Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo 2014 (RIPExpo), Organizer, Providence, RI

 

2012

Landland, Graphic Design, Illustration and Screenprinting Studio, Studio Assistant, Minneapolis, MN

 

2010

Landland, Graphic Design, Illustration and Screenprinting Studio, Intern, Minneapolis, MN

 

2009

MICA’s BBOX and Falvey Hall, Performance Space Technician Assistant, MICA

 

2008

Baltimore Theatre Project, Technical Production Intern, Baltimore, MD

 

2007

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Set and Puppet Construction Intern, Minneapolis, MN