Jody Houser decided she wanted to be a writer when she was eight years old and never looked back. For better or worse, no one ever suggested that she stop. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College in Boston, where she completed her master's thesis in screenwriting and was a winner of the Rod Parker Fellowship for Playwriting.
Starting in 2006, Jody began experimenting with webcomics. She is the creator behind the webcomic Cupcake POW!, which has updated weekly since 2010 and is currently available on comiXology Submit.
Jody has been a contributing writer to numerous comic anthologies including Womanthology: Heroic and Womanthology: Space from IDW, CMYK: Magenta from Vertigo, and Avengers: No More Bullying from Marvel. She also contributed to several comic anthologies that were launched on Kickstarter, including Dead Roots and Rise: Comics Against Bullying.
She is also the writer of the upcoming Orphan Black comic from IDW.
"Orphan Black" Comic Will Reveal TV Show's "Off-Screen" Moments
Comic Book Resources
Jody Houser Discusses her Contribution to Vertigo Quarterly
Hire This Woman: Writer Jody Houser
IDW Publishing, available 2/25/2015 • PREVIEWS Item Code DEC140468
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2006-2010 Alice had no friends. So one day she started talking to a brick. Unfortunately, the brick didn't like her either.webcomic, creator-owned
2010-present A comic for girls about the things that girls like, such as perverted unicorns with substance abuse problems.webcomic, creator-owned
Womanthology: Heroic, IDW Publishing art by Fiona Staples & Adriana Blakeshort comic, anthology
The Gathering #12, GrayHaven Comics art by Paula Cobshort comic, anthology
Dead Roots #2 art by Jack Tempestshort comic, anthology
Womanthology: Space #4, IDW Publishing art by Sally Jane Thompson & Kathryn Laynoshort comic, anthology
Dead Roots #4 art by Eric Canete, colors by Nolan Woodardshort comic, anthology
Vertigo CMYK: Magenta art by Nathan Foxshort comic, anthology
Avengers: No More Bullying art by Tana Ford, colors by Ruth Redmondshort comic, anthology
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Jody is a STAR and her story made me cry.Will Dennis, Editor
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