A good bio gives your readers exactly the right information without sharing unnecessary facts. Check out our favorite bios and use them to craft one of your own. If you need extra help, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it all sorted out. Here is a running list of bios we love.
Check out this sweet bio from Drawn and Quarterly.
Clément Oubrerie was born in Paris in 1966. After a stint in art school he spent two years in the United States doing a variety of odd jobs, publishing his first children’s books and serving jail time in New Mexico for working without papers. Back in France, he went on to a prolific career in illustration. With over forty children’s books to his credit, he is also cofounder of the 3D animation studio Station OMD. A drummer in a funk band in his spare time, he still travels frequently, especially to the Ivory Coast. In Aya, his first comic, Oubrerie’s warm colors and energetic, playful line connect expressively with Marguerite Abouet’s vibrant writing.
Cathleen Allyn Conway is a creative writing PhD student at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of Static Cling (Dancing Girl Press, 2012) and All the Twists of the Tongue (Grey Book Press, 2018). Originally from Chicago, she lives in London with her partner and son. Find her on Twitter @CatAllynC.
Erin Moon White grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and currently lives in Boston with her husband and son. She holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University. Other work — including fiction and collage— has appeared in Blunderbuss Magazine, Mistress, Shampoo, Death Hums, The Oleander Review, and elsewhere.
Never Angeline Nørth is a transgender writer living in Portland, OR. She is the author of the books Wolf Doctors (Artifice, 2014) and Sara or the Existence of Fire (Horse Less Press, 2014). Her poetry and collaborations are published or forthcoming in Guernica, Salt Hill, Denver Quarterly, Diagram, Columbia Poetry Review and Gulf Coast.
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