Mary Fleener quit art school, after which she became a rock singer as well as an artist. Her first comics, 'Slutburger Stories', were first published by Rip Off Press, and later by Drawn & Quarterly. Many of Fleener's short stories appeared in anthologies like 'Weirdo' and 'Twisted Sisters' and the all-woman Wimmen Comix.
The Wisdom of the Canapes (Fleener #2, 1996)
A collection of her autobiographical comic work, 'Life of the Party', was published by Fantagraphics in 1996. Another collection, 'Freak Magnet', appeared at Reprodukt. Mary Fleener lives and works in Encinitas, California.