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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nicole Hollander  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois

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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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