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Noelle Stevenson

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Noelle Stevenson (born December 31, 1991) is an American cartoonist. She is known for the fantasy comic Nimona and the comics series Lumberjanes, and has been nominated for an Eisner Award for each of them.


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Stevenson attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. During her junior year, she created her soon-to-be popular character Nimona as part of an assignment in one of her classes. In summer 2012, Stevenson began creating a webcomic around the character, and soon signed with a literary agent who found the webcomic online. Nimona's adventurous story would later double as Stevenson's senior thesis in 2012.


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While attending MICA, Stevenson gained fame as a fan artist, under the name "gingerhaze", for her "hipster Lord of the Rings" characters. She also created cover art for Rainbow Rowell's novel Fangirl. In the summer of 2012, Stevenson interned at BOOM! Studios, a comic publishing house in Los Angeles. After her graduation from MICA in 2013, Stevenson returned to BOOM! to help develop, and eventually write, Lumberjanes. Lumberjanes was recognized as Best New Series and Best Publication for Teens in the 2015 Eisner Awards.

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Besides Lumberjanes, Stevenson also gained fame as the creator of Nimona, a web comic about a shape-shifting supervillain sidekick. In 2012, Soon after posting the first few installments of Nimona online, Stevenson signed with a literary agent, who helped Stevenson sign with HarperCollins to publish Nimona as a graphic novel. For her work on Nimona, Stevenson won Slate Magazine's 2012 Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic of the Year, and the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: Reprint. Stevenson was also named a 2015 National Book Award Finalist for the graphic novel version of Nimona.

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In addition to her comic and graphic novel work, Stevenson did freelance illustration for Random House, St. Martin's Press, and Label Magazine. She has also worked with Ryan North on his Kickstarter-funded book To Be Or Not To Be, a choose-your-own-adventure-book based on Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Since 2015, she works as a writer for Marvel Comics on the comics Thor Annual and Runaways. She is also part of the writing team of Disney's animated TV series Wander Over Yonder, beginning with Season 2 in 2015.

In April 2017, she appeared on two episodes of Critical Role, a web series where voice actors play Dungeons & Dragons.

Personal life

As of 2017, Stevenson is in a relationship with fellow cartoonist Molly Ostertag.


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