Comic art by Liz Climo

Liz Climo is best known for her charming web comics, which she has published online since 2012. All of them depict animals in adorable scenes of friendship and/or parental love. She is also the creator of the children's book series 'Rory the Dinosaur'.

Elizabeth Shearon "Liz" Climo was born in 1981 and grew up in Silicon Valley, California. She comes from an artistic family. Her grandmother was a children's book illustrator, much like Climo's mother and sister. One of her siblings even married famous painter Mark Rothko. Climo counts Bill Watterson, Paul Klee and Shel Silverstein among her graphic influences. She studied art at the State University at San José, but was rejected when she applied a course in animation. As luck would have it she sollicited for a job on Matt Groening's TV series 'The Simpsons' and was hired two weeks later. She revises storyboards and cleans up characters before their final screening. Climo also wrote storyboards for Seth MacFarlane's web cartoon series, 'Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy'.

Comic art by Liz Climo

In her spare time Climo enjoys drawing comics. Her husband motivated her to start a blog on Tumblr and bring them online. When she followed his advice in 2012, her web comics were quickly shared by many users, including 'Star Trek' actor George Takei. This surprised her enormously. Previously her expectations had been so low that she didn't even sign her online work, something she rapidly fixed.

Climo mostly draws gag comics about anthropomorphic animals in recognizable everyday human situations. Contrary to other cartoons in the same genre she focuses less on a punchline and more on adorable and heartwarming themes, such as friendship. Compilation books of her comics, such as 'The Little World of Liz Climo' (2014) and 'Lobster is the Best Medicine' (2015) have been published by Running Press. Her gentle and child friendly style lends itself naturally to illustration work for children's books, such as the 'Rory the Dinosaur' series, about a little stegosaur and his father. Her work has been translated in Italian, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Korean.

Comic art by Liz Climo

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