Well gang, Heather Mcadams is alive and well and still making art in Chicago. I already knew that, but I didn’t quite know WHAT she was doing and man alive she’s doing A LOT.
Two of you were kind to do more sleuthing on your own and found an e-mail address in an odd corner of the internet for Heather and sent it to me (thank you Robyn & Rebecca!). I was nervous as heck to write her because it wasn’t like she was advertising her e-mail anywhere and I didn’t want to come off as a crazy stalker. I hesitated for about a second and then thought the magic words *What*the*Hell* and e-mailed her. My intention was to see if she was still making comics and if there was anyway I could HELP her get more visibility. In these comics loving times, when her contemporaries are being celebrated for their groundbreaking work, it genuinely seems odd to me that her name is not thrown around more.
I am so happy to say she wrote me back and sent me some examples of her more current work–and gave me permission to show it off. Continue reading