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Joey Alison Sayers

Email: joey@jsayers.com
Websites: jsayers.com, Space Pancake

Bio: Joey Alison Sayers is a cartoonist living in Oakland, Ca.

Joey has been drawing the weekly comic strip "Thingpart" since 2005. it currently runs in a handful of alternative newsweeklies nationwide and on the music website daytrotter.com

She also draws a strip called "The Machine That Travels Through Time" for Mad Magazine.

Her first book, Teen Power was published by Little Otsu in spring 2007 and her second book Le Ciel will be published by Castagnieee in Switzerland (!) this summer. Her comics have also appeared in the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) and the Field Guide to the US Economy (New Press).

A selection of her comics will be on display at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco through May 4, 2008 as part of the Small Press Spotlight.

Joey is the co-owner (along with Josh Frankel) of Space Pancake, an online store selling original and limited edition t-shirts designed by cartoonists.


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[Color Commentary, Posted 7/14/11]
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[News, Posted 10/6/10]
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[Color Commentary, Posted 9/21/10]
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[Source: Arnold Zwicky, Added: 1/26/12]
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[Source: Cartoon Art Museum, Added: 12/22/11]
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[Source: ComicBookResources.com, Added: 12/10/11]
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