Vanessa Davis

Cartoonist, Person

1978 –


Who is Vanessa Davis?

Vanessa Davis is an American illustrator, humorist, and cartoonist of alternative comic books.

She is best known for the autobiographical graphic novel and minicomic, Spaniel Rage, and Make Me a Woman, published by Drawn and Quarterly. Her comics have appeared in several anthologies, including Kramers Ergot, Best American Comics, Stuck in the Middle, Papercutter and An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories.

Davis' comics and illustrations are usually rendered in highly chromatic watercolors or in pencil. The stories they tell are taken from her diary and are candidly personal, witty and self-deprecating; centering on her youth, mother, relationships with men, and Jewish identity. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Dissent, Vice, and The Jewish Daily Forward, and she is a regular contributor to Tablet Magazine.

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Oct 14, 1978
West Palm Beach
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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