May 19, 2022

University of Tennessee Libraries Acquires Archive of Cartoonist Paige Braddock

From the University of Tennessee Libraries:

The University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired the papers of critically acclaimed cartoonist and distinguished UT alum (Knoxville ’85) Paige Braddock.

The majority of the artwork now in the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives pertains to Braddock’s award-nominated comic strip, Jane’s World. The comic strip, which featured a young gay woman living in a trailer with her roommate, pushed the boundaries of comic-book storylines when it appeared on the web in 1998. In 2001, Jane’s World became the first gay-themed comic to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate in the United States.

Source: U. of Tennessee Libraries

In 2006, Braddock was nominated for an Eisner Award, the highest honor in the comic industry, for best writer/artist in the humor category. In 2019, Love Letters to Jane’s World, Braddock’s anthology of Jane’s World stories and love letters from fans, was selected as a Lambda Literary finalist for best LGBTQ graphic novel.

Braddock is also the creator of a line of graphic novels for children, the Stinky Cecil series, and co-creator (with Jason McNamara) of the science fiction graphic novel series The Martian Confederacy.

Braddock is currently chief creative officer at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, the organization that oversees the art and editorial content for all licensed Peanuts products worldwide.

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