Beginning on February 17, 2007, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Debbie Huey.
Debbie Huey is the artist, writer, and creator of the all-ages Bumperboy comics series. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Huey received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2000 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She admits she had never purchased a comic book until the age of 21, when she attended her first comic book convention, but ever since then she has been passionate about reading and drawing comics.
In 2002, Huey began self-publishing the Bumperboy minicomics series. After realizing success at several comic book conventions throughout California, she was awarded the 2005 Xeric Grant to publish Bumperboy Loses His Marbles as a graphic novel. Huey later built upon this achievement by teaming up with AdHouse Books to publish the next Bumperboy adventure, Bumperboy and the Loud, Loud Mountain, which successfully hit comic book shelves in July 2006.
Huey has also contributed to a number of anthologies, including Project: Romantic, AdHouse Books’ 2006 compilation of comics devoted to the subject of love, and Lifemeter, an anthology inspired by the video games we have grown to enjoy. Huey’s next project is an autobiographical comic in a soon-to-be released anthology published by Friends of Lulu.
Huey currently resides in Redwood City, CA and is working on several new exciting Bumperboy stories.
About the Small Press Spotlight:
San Francisco has been a hotbed of innovative, groundbreaking comic art since the late 1800s with the advent of the modern comic strip. In the1960s, the Bay Area gained further notoriety when the underground comix movement launched from San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. Today, some of the biggest names in alternative and small-press comics hail from the Bay Area, and the Cartoon Art Museum’s Small Press Spotlight focuses on the works of these talented individuals.
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