Sarah Dyer (b. October 18) is a comic book writer and artist with roots in the zine movement of the late eighties and early nineties.
Life and CareerEdit
Dyer was born in Louisiana, went to college in Gainesville, Florida and then moved to New York City.
While in Gainesville in 1989, she worked on the No Idea Fanzine with Var Thelin.
In 1992, Dyer created and began distributing the Action Girl Newsletter, a review zine listing zines and mini-comics created by female writers and artists.
In 1995, Dyer created the all-female comics anthology Action Girl Comics, which showcased comics and mini-comics by female artists and writers, as well as Dyer's own Action Girl series. In addition to her work with comics, Dyer has self-published manuals and articles on topics ranging from zine publishing to cooking to making clothing, all firmly rooted in DIY philosophy.
Dyer worked with her husband, Evan Dorkin, on the pilot episode for Welcome to Eltingville in 2002. She also wrote for Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Superman Adventures, and Batman Beyond. Additionally, she contributed to the 2006 English language version of the anime Shin Chan.
She donated zines accumulated through reviewing for Action Girl Newsletter to Duke University, where it formed the core of their Zine Collections.
She was nominated for the Friends of Lulu "Lulu of the Year" award in 1997 and won in 1998
- Review on collaboration with Elizabeth Watasin
- Sarah Dyer Zine Collection, 1985-2005 at Duke University.
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