Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff (born September 8, 1980) is a graphic novelist, painter, illustrator, graphic designer, and writer from Louisville, Kentucky. She currently resides in New York and is a marathon runner when she's not traveling the world.[1][2][3][4]

Danica Novgorodoff
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Born (1980-09-08) September 8, 1980 (ageĀ 39)
Area(s)Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Inker, Editor, Letterer, Colourist
Notable works
A Late Freeze, Slow Storm, Refresh, Refresh, The Undertaking of Lily Chen


Novgorodoff's first graphic novel, A Late Freeze, was self-published in 2006 and won the Isotope Award for excellence in mini-comics,[2][4] and her graphic novel, Refresh, Refresh, was included in Best American Comics in 2011.[2][4] Her book, The Undertaking of Lily Chen, was published in March 2014.[1]

Novgorodoff is a graduate of Yale University and, from 1999 to 2003, worked an assistant to photographer Sally Mann.[2]


  • A Late Freeze, 2006
  • Slow Storm, 2008
  • Refresh, Refresh, with James Ponsoldt and James Percy, 2009
  • The Undertaking of Lily Chen, 2014


  1. ^ a b WOLK, DOUGLAS (1 June 2014). "Sunday Book Review: In the Next Life". New York Times. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Piepenburg, Erik (30 May 2012). "Behind the Poster: 'The Bad and the Better'". New York Times. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ Bechdel, Alison (17 December 2009). "TCJ 300 Conversations: Alison Bechdel & Danica Novgorodoff". The Comics Journal. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Dueben, Alex (25 September 2009). "Danica Novgorodoff talks "Refresh, Refresh"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 5 October 2013.

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