County: Pierce County
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Olivia Stephens is a graphic novelist, writer, and illustrator born and raised in Washington State. She earned her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. Her work focuses on themes of family, time, and interpersonal relationships. Often her stories use supernatural elements incorporated into the real world as a vehicle for reclaiming power and agency. Her debut graphic novel Artie and the Wolf Moon was published by Lerner Books in 2021. The all-ages story follows a young teen girl in Oregon who discovers her hidden werewolf heritage– and the painful family secrets that are tied to it. Olivia has also self-published various comics online since she was a student. She has illustrated for a number of sites and publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. She was a Graphic Narrative Resident at Tin House Books and received a Mona Lisa Roberts Fellowship for LGBTQ+ Visual Artists at the Mineral School Residency. Olivia currently lives in Tacoma, Washington.
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Darlin', self-published, 2021. Art by Olivia Stephens.
Artie and the Wolf Moon, published by Lerner/Graphic Universe, 2021. Art by Olivia Stephens.