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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nicole Hollander  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Hollander received her B. F. A. from the University of Illinois and her M. F. A from Boston University. Her work is included in the Library of Congress cartoon collection and The Cartoon Research Library at Ohio State University. At one time she taught a course in conceptual illustration at Columbia College in Chicago. Nicole still lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nicole Hollander is the woman behind the ''Sylvia'' comic strip and is one of the few female cartoonists whose work has been featured in comic pages throughout the United States. ''Sylvia'' was first published in 1976 and is now an internationally syndicated comic strip distributed by Tribune Media Services and appearing in more than 80 newspapers. She has published numerous Sylvia collections and has also illustrated many books.

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Female problems :
ISBN: 1589100379. OCLC Number: 50944039

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Female problems :
ISBN: 1589100417. OCLC Number: 54524113

PreviewPort Editions,. .

From the creator of 'Sylvia, ' a hilarious book covering topics women deal with, from guys to fashion, to the pressures to be the perfect hostess! This complete, re-released edition includes more than 150 cartoons and illustrations along with marvelous musings. The 'Sylvia' strip is now syndicated nationally and internationally by Tribune Media Services and appears in over 80 newspapers.

I'm in training to be tall and blonde /
ISBN: 0312401655. OCLC Number: 4495725

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"During the 1970s, [Nicole Hollander] was the graphic designer of a feminist publication, 'The Spokeswoman,' where she had the opportunity to transform the newsletter into a monthly magazine. While designing pages, she occasionally added her own political illustrations. Around 1978, she created a comic strip, 'The Feminist Funnies,' later introducing the character who became Sylvia. Selections from 'The Feminist Funnies' appeared as a calendar, 'Witches, Pigs and Fairy Godmothers: The 1978 Feminist Funnies Appointment Calendar,' and in her 1979 book, 'I'm in Training to Be Tall and Blonde.' The book's success led Field Newspaper Syndicate to distribute Sylvia to newspapers as a daily comic strip starting in 1981"--Wikipedia, March 18, 2019.

My cat's not fat, he's just big-boned /
ISBN: 1402208618. OCLC Number: 141200546

Hysteria,. .

My weight is always perfect for my height--which varies :
ISBN: 0312558619. OCLC Number: 8667589

St. Martin's Press,. .

Never take your cat to a salad bar :
ISBN: 0394755588. OCLC Number: 15790839

Vintage Books,. .

Okay, thinner thighs for everyone /
ISBN: 0312583168. OCLC Number: 12052959

St. Martin's Press,. .

Sylvia on Sundays /
ISBN: 0312781857. OCLC Number: 9621602

St. Martin's Press,. .

Tales from the planet Sylvia /
ISBN: 0312051662. OCLC Number: 21600792

St. Martin's Press,. .

Tales of graceful aging from the planet denial
ISBN: 1410403858. OCLC Number: 173368479

Thorndike Press,. .

A guide to some of the most important decisions that come in one's mature years, for example: Accept the senior citizen discount or feign indignation?

Tales of graceful aging from the planet denial /
ISBN: 0767926536. OCLC Number: 123119717

Broadway Books,. .

The creator of the syndicated comic strip "Sylvia" offers a wisecracking look at aging and the important decisions that one must confront in one's mature years, covering such topics as senior citizen discounts, plastic surgery, and living forever.

That woman must be on drugs :
ISBN: 0312795106. OCLC Number: 7197401

St. Martin's Press,. .

The ABC of vice :
ISBN: 0939883112. OCLC Number: 53876867

Bibliopola Press, UConn Co-op ;. .

The Sylvia chronicles :
ISBN: 1595584943. OCLC Number: 456171139

The New Press,. .

The whole enchilada :
ISBN: 0747516197. OCLC Number: 30736516

Bloomsbury,. .

You can't take it with you, so eat it now :
ISBN: 067972236x. OCLC Number: 19130757

Vintage Books,. .