Anna Bas Backer is a comic artist and a visual artist from Amsterdam who lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (1999-2003) and at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA (2001-2002). Her career began with large paintings illustrating spaces and places devoid of humans. Whilst she first started experimenting with comics in documentary style drawings, she later went on to use comics to comment on and critize the work she did as an artist. Today she chooses to more fully immerse herself in comic stories and cartoons. She also creates illustrations on commission.
Jet Boy, Jet Girl
Anna was part of the art collective Palatti, which organizes art projects, residencies and exhibitions in specific locations. She is co-author and co-founder of the project 'Chicks on comics', an on-going, international online comics discussion between 9 female artists. She has self-published her work in booklets like 'Jet Boy, Jet Girl' (also published in Argentina by Burlesque Ediciones) and contributed to fanzines like Renate (Berlin), Milk & Wodka (Switzerland), Larva (Colombia), Vinegreta (Colombia) and Gambuzine (Portugal). She has also published in Exberliner magazine (the monthly 'Night Vultures' cartoon with Ulla Loge, 2009-10), Fierro magazine from Argentina, the 2010 Portuguese anthology 'Massive' and Electrocomics from Germany.