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Parsons School of Design, B.F.A. in Illustration
Eugene Lang College, The New School, B.A. in Cultural Studies
Sophia University, Tokyo, Summer Session


Lulu of the Year – 2007
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award  – 2010
International Manga Award – 2011

select publications

Cool Tokyo Guide. Tuttle Publishing. 2018.
Cool Japan Guide. Tuttle Publishing. 2015.
Girl Comics. Marvel 2010.
Dolltopia, Writer/Artist. Graphic novel, Green Candy Press. 2009.
Amazing Spider-Man Family. Writer. 2008-2009.
The City Sweet Tooth. Cartoon dessert review column. The L Magazine / blog. 2008-2011.
Gakuen Prince. Manga translation adaptation. Del Rey Manga. 2008-2009.
Various Pieces, Writer/Artist. 1999-2009.
Tough Love: High School Confidential, Writer/Artist. Graphic novel, Manic D Press. 2006.
Powerpuff Girls for DC Comics, Writer. 1999-2005.
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for DC Comics, 2004-2007.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and the Pussycats, Writer. Archie Comics. 2003-2005.
Cover Up (Powerpuff Girls), Writer. Scholastic. 2002.
Simpsons Comics, Writer. Bongo Comics. 2001.
Nickelodeon Magazine, Writer. 2000-2006.
Disney Adventures, Writer. 1999.
Tough Love, Writer/Artist. Ten part comic serial , XY Magazine.1996-1998.

teaching and lecturing experience
Guest Lectures and Panels on Comics, Chikushi Jogakuen University – Fukuoka, Sophia University – Tokyo, American Book Center – Amsterdam, Angoulême Comics Festival – France, Fairfield University. 2010-2018.
Comic Book Storytelling, Eugene Lang College, The New School. 2008.
Graphic Novel Thesis Defense Panel. Hamilton College. 2008.
DIY Comix & Zine Making Workshop – writing segment. Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art. 2005-2007.
Adventures in Gay Comics Workshop. True Colors Conference at CCSU. March 2006 and 2007.
Comics Workshop. New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library. 2008.
Tough Love Reading and Lecture at Tunxis Writers Festival. Tunxis Community College. 2007.

press / art shows / miscellaneous

Cool Japan Guide interview on ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 2015.
The Center Presents Then and Now. GLBT Center NYC. 2009.
Comic Artist Abby Denson Makes a Difference With ‘Dolltopia’. Patrick Montero. NY Daily News. 2008.
Author Tackles a Tough Issue, Dan Koller. Dallas Quick. 2008.
Queer Strips for Teens, Jenny Block. Dallas Voice. 2008.
Lucky Kitty, Group art show. The Showroom NYC. 2008.
Comic Relief, Chuck Cleary. Metroline. 2007.
Talking Tough Love, Daniel Robert Epstein. Newsarama. 2007.
Tough Love for Gay Teens, Kai-Ming Cha. Publishers Weekly. 2006.
Abby Denson Brings Tough Love, Michael White. Vancouver Westender (cover story). 2006.
Tough Love, Maggie Serota. NY Press. 2006.
Tough Love and Roses, Andy Mangels. Portland’s Just Out. 2006.
Gay and Graphic, Andrea Zanin. Montreal Mirror. 2006.
Tooning Around With Abby Denson Jen Contino. The Pulse. July 2003.
Comics and Ideology, Matthew McAllister, et al. (academic review of artwork). 2001.
ANNA SUI, t-shirt designs. 2001.
Talking With Abby Denson, Newsday. 9/17/00.
Women Cartoonist Art Show, Group show at Bluestockings, NY. 1999.
Tough Love, Night Clubs…, Solo art show. Life, NY. 1999.
The 8th and 9th Annual Max Fish Cartoon Art Show, Group art show. Max Fish, NY. 1998, 1999.
Visions of Freedom, Expocartoon Group Comic Event, Rome, Italy. 1998.
“Stranger in a Strange Land”, Julie Davis. Animerica (creator spotlight). 1997., Group show at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY. 1996.

References available upon request.