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Caitlin R. Kiernan

Website: Pain and Wonder

Bio: Though probably better known for her short stories and award-winning novels, Caitlin R. Kiernan has been writing comics since 1996, when she first began work on DC Vertigo's The Dreaming. All in all, she scripted 38 issues, about two-thirds of the series' run, including #56, "The First Adventure of Miss Catterina Poe," recently nominated for both the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards. She also wrote the Vertigo mini-series, The Girl Who Would Be Death, nominated for a GLAAD award in 1999. Her work appeared in three of the annual Vertigo Winter's Edge anthologies, and Caitlin's most recent comics work, a mini-series titled Bast: Eternity Game will be released by DC Comics late in 2002.

Caitlin writes, "Many of my comics stories have centered on gay, lesbian, and transgendered characters. I think that the medium offers us a great opportunity to reach teenagers who may be struggling with their sexual and gender identities, and present them with positive queer role models. But I also don't believe that queer characters should be portrayed as exclusively positive, but should reflect the true range of the human condition - light and dark, good and evil, weak and strong, and all the countless shades in between."


[Source:, Added: 11/9/11]
"Red Tree" author Caitlîn R. Kiernan brings her albino monster-hunter Dancy Flammarion to comics in April, courtesy of Dark Horse and CBR spoke with Kiernan about "Alabaster: Wolves".

This page last updated on 4/10/08.
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