Barbara Slate is a pioneer among women in comics. She travels nationwide as a keynote speaker, teacher, moderator and panelist. Her instructional book You Can Do a Graphic Novel , endorsed by Stan Lee, is a leader in its field. The Teacher's Guide is used with this book at all levels of classroom eduction. Her first cartoon character, Ms. Liz, appeared on millions of greeting cards, in a regular comic strip in Cosmopolitan magazine, and as the star in a series of animated segments on NBC's Today Show. In 1986 Barbara created Angel Love for DC Comics. She then created, wrote and drew Yuppies from Hell and Sweet XVI for Marvel and put her own spin on the Disney classics Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas, and Mattel's Barbie. She wrote over a hundred Betty and Veronica stories for Archie Comics. Her 2012 graphic novel, Getting Married and Other Mistakes, broke into new territory in contemporary relationships. Barbara's art has been exhibited in many galleries and reviewed by The New York Times. She is profiled in the seminal work A Century of Women Cartoonists.

GRAPHIC NOVELS and COMIC BOOKS
Getting Married and Other Mistakes Other Press
Angel Love Creator, writer and artist, DC Comics
Yuppies From Hell Creator, writer and artist, Marvel Comics
Sweet XVI Creator, writer and artist, Marvel Comics
Betty, Veronica. Archie Writer and layout artist, Archie Comics
Disney's Beauty and the BeastWriter and layout artist, Marvel Comics
Disney's Pocahontas Writer and layout artist, Marvel Comics
Josie and the Pussycats, Writer and layout artist, Archie Comics
Truly Mars and Venu s Illustrator and cartoonist, HarperCollins Publishers
Shelby Care and Training Guide Writer and cartoonist,Scholastic
Mattel's Barbie and Barbie Fashion Writer and layout artist, Marvel Comics 
Barbie in Soccer Coach Writer, Western Publishing Co. (Little Golden Books)
Barbie in Hi, My Name is Barbie Writer, Western Publishing. Co. (Super Duper Book)
Very Busy Barbie Writer, Western Publishing Co.
Barbie in The Big Splash Writer, Western Publishing Co.
New Kids on the Block Writer and artist, Harvey Comics

TEXT BOOKS
You Can Do a Graphic Novel  ALPHA/Penguin/Putnam, Britannica Digital Learning
You Can Do a Graphic Novel Teacher's Guide  Britannica Digital Learning

SYNDICATED COLUMN
You Can Do A Graphic Novel
Getting Married and other Mistakes
Spinville

LECTURES and WORKSHOPS
The Cooper Union, New York City
Wildcat Comic Con
Keynote
Wizard World Comic Con:
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Des Moines, + ...
Kids Read Comics Convention

NECAC: New England Comics Arts in the Classroom
Unicorn Writers Conference
2010 Wisconsin Book Festival
New York Open Center
Houston Public Library
Columbia-Greene Community College
and many Graphic Novel Workshops
click here to read one school's experience

COMIC STRIPS
Furby comic strip, Tiger Electronics Furbyland Website
Violet Creator, writer and artist, International Magazine
Spinville Creator, writer and artist, React Magazine
Makin' Ends Meet comic strip, Creator, writer and artist, First for Women Magazine
Yuppies From Hell Creator, writer and artist, Marvel Comics (excerpted in Cosmopolitan)
Ms. Liz comic strip: Cosmopolitan, Working Woman, SELF, and New Woman

PRODUCTS
Furby® cartoons Writer and artist, Tiger Electronics/Hi-C® fruit drink containers
Ms. Liz greeting cards: Creator, writer and artist  
Ms. Liz licensing: mugs, t-shirts, sleepwear, underwear, tote bags, eyeglass cases
Basic Reading Skill Kits Artist Board of Education of New Jersey

ANIMATION
Ms. Liz NBC's "The Today Show"
Ms. Liz DuPont Lycra® spokescharacter

PRESS & REVIEWS (click to view)

EXHIBITIONS
Hillman-Jackson Gallery at the Daniel Arts Center Great Barrington, NY
The Philmont Public Library, Philmont, NY
The Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson, NY
Time and Space Limited, Hudson, NY
ARLENE BUJESE GALLERY, EAST HAMPTON, NY
ARLENE BUJESE GALLERY, EAST HAMPTON, NY
ELAINE BENSON GALLERY, Bridgehampton, NY.
ANDRUS GALLERY, Carnegie Hall, NY (1-Woman Show)
ARLENE BUJESE GALLERY, EAST HAMPTON, NY
RENEE FOTOUHI FINE ART EAST GALLERY, East Hampton (One Woman Show)
THE KITCHEN, NY, Salon de Barbie
ARLENE BUJESE GALLERY, EAST HAMPTON, NY, Divertissement
GUILD HALL MUSEUM: Art Tickle
GUILD HALL MUSEUM: Barbie
GUILD HALL MUSEUM, East Hampton, NY, Every Picture Tells a Story
FOUR COLOR IMAGE GALLERY, SOHO, NY
BESS CUTLER GALLERY, SOHO, NY, Love Stories
ELAINE BENSON GALLERY, Bridgehampton, NY
RENEE FOTOUHI FINE ART EAST GALLERY, East Hampton, Worship
RENEE FOTOUHI FINE ART EAST GALLERY, The Book Is Art
Women in Comics show, San Francisco

AWARDS & HONORS
PARENT'S CHOICE AWARD for the writing of BARBIE and BARBIE FASHION comic books
FORBIE AWARD for SWEET XVI from MARVEL COMICS
TIME OUT MAGAZINE, LONDON, ENGLAND recommendation of ANGEL LOVE as TOP 10 COMIC
COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE CAREER WOMAN OF THE MONTH

CLIENTS
PEARSON PENGUIN
ARCHIE COMICS
DC COMICS
DUPONT LYCRA
HARPER COLLINS
MARVEL COMICS
NBC (TODAY SHOW)
SCHOLASTIC
TIGER ELECTRONICS
WESTERN PUBLISHING

CONTACT BARBARA


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