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Ally Shwed is a cartoonist, writer, and editor, originally from New Jersey. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art & Design and has worked with The Boston Globe, Splinter Comics, Jezebel, BOOM! Studios, Lion Forge Comics, and IDW Publishing. She regularly co… Read More
Ally Shwed is a cartoonist, writer, and editor, originally from New Jersey. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art & Design and has worked with The Boston Globe, Splinter Comics, Jezebel, BOOM! Studios, Lion Forge Comics, and IDW Publishing. She regularly contributes to the comics journalism website The Nib, and together with artist Gerardo Alba, she runs Little Red Bird Press, a visual arts studio specializing in comics and printmaking.

She recently concluded a visiting professorship at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Querétaro, México, where she spearheaded a program in sequential art studies. In fall of 2017, Ally was selected as a Creator-in-Residence at the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, during which she published Little Red Bird’s comic anthology Blocked: Stories from the World of Online Dating. In 2018, she was selected as a Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo Fellow and was asked to be a featured contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies.

She currently splits her time between Querétaro and New Jersey, and when she's not creating editorial cartoons, she enjoys drawing cats. Read Less
  • Editor
    Little Red Bird Media — Mexico
  • Professor of Scriptwriting, Sequential Art, Typography, & Aesthetics
    Tecnologico De Monterrey — Mexico
  • Editorial Intern
    BOOM! Studios — CA, USA
  • Sequential Art Coordinator, Le Vernissage
    Savannah College Of Art & Design — Lacoste, France
  • Teaching Assistant
    Savannah College Of Art & Design — Savannah, GA, USA
  • Graduate Mentor
    Savannah College Of Art & Design — Savannah, GA, USA
  • English Academic Support Teacher
    North Plainfield High School — North Plainfield, NJ, USA
  • English Teacher
    Bishop George Ahr High School — Edison, NJ, USA
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Blocked: An Online Dating Anthology
Carpe Diem
Comics for Change
Draw the Line
Cats on Cats on Cats
Sex Bomb Strikes Again
Game On: The Respawn
Rock Ink Roll
Horizon, Vol. 1-2
Transitions
Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle, WA
Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, Cambridge, MA
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Columbus, OH
Linework NW, Portland, OR
Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo, Denver, CO
Wizard World Austin, Austin, TX
Special Edition: NYC, New York, NY
Comic Con International, San Diego, CA
New … Read More
Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle, WA
Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, Cambridge, MA
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Columbus, OH
Linework NW, Portland, OR
Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo, Denver, CO
Wizard World Austin, Austin, TX
Special Edition: NYC, New York, NY
Comic Con International, San Diego, CA
New York Comic Con, New York, NY
Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC
Asheville Comic Expo, Asheville, NC
Le Vernissage, Lacoste, France
Comic Book City Con, Greensboro, NC
Fluke Mini-Comics & Zine Festival, Athens, GA Read Less
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