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June Brigman (born October 25, 1960)[1] is an American comic book artist and illustrator. She is best known for creating the preteen superhero characters Power Pack with writer Louise Simonson in 1984. Brigman was the artist of the syndicated newspaper strip Brenda Starr, Reporter from 1995 to 2011 and in 2016 became the artist for the newspaper strip Mary Worth.[2]

June Brigman
Born (1960-10-25) October 25, 1960 (age 59)
Atlanta, Georgia
Area(s)Cartoonist, Penciller
Notable works
Power Pack
Brenda Starr, Reporter


Growing up in Atlanta, Brigman's artistic influences included Stan Drake, Gil Kane, and Walt Simonson.[3] She attended Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.[3]

Brigman broke into comics with AC Comics in 1983.[3] A sample Astron story (eventually published by AC in 1986) earned her a job with DC Comics in 1984, and when this didn't work out she moved on to Marvel Comics.[4] From there, Brigman became part of the Power Pack team, a book she penciled on and off until issue #17. For the next seven years, Brigman worked exclusively for Marvel, mostly on short runs; she also contributed illustrations to various editions of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

Brigman pencilled DC's Supergirl mini-series in 1994, following that with 1995's Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars mini-series River of Chaos (which was written by her former Power Pack collaborator Louise Simonson).

Brigman essentially left the world of comic books in 1995 when she took over as artist for Brenda Starr, Reporter and stayed on until the strip ended in 2011. In addition to her syndicated strip, she has illustrated (and colored) the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? comic strip for National Geographic World magazine. Brigman also illustrated a series of Star Wars novels and Choose Your Own Adventure books for Bantam Doubleday Dell. In 2005, Puffin Books published Brigman's Black Beauty adaptation graphic novel.

As a teacher, Brigman has worked at times as an instructor at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey, since 2005. She also worked part-time as a professor of sequential art at the Atlanta branch of Savannah College of Art and Design for several years until summer of 2018.[5]

She returned to Marvel in 2010 with a new Power Pack story in Girl Comics #3, teaming up with writer Louise Simonson again. Subsequently she pencilled two issues of Herc in 2011. For DC, she pencilled Convergence Superman: Man of Steel #1–2 (written by Louise Simonson) and Convergence Infinity Inc. #2 in 2015. From 2016 to 2017 she created several variant covers for different Marvel series. Also in 2016, Brigman became the artist of the Mary Worth newspaper comic strip.

In 2018, she joined new comic publisher Ahoy Comics as penciller and cover artist of Captain Ginger, written by Stuart Moore. The next year, she reunited with Louise Simonson for a new Power Pack oneshot for Marvel Comics.[6]

Her work is often inked by her husband, Roy Richardson, who - besides inking - also colored and lettered her syndicated strip Brenda Starr, Reporter and is currently doing the same on Mary Worth.


AC ComicsEdit

  • Venture #1 (1986)

Ahoy ComicsEdit

  • Captain Ginger #1–4 (2018–2019)
  • FCBD: Dragonfly and Dragonflyman #1 (Captain Ginger story) (2019)


  • Mine! OGN (Captain Ginger story) (2018)

CrossGen ComicsEdit

Dark HorseEdit



Puffin BooksEdit

Teshkeel ComicsEdit



  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson. "Comics Industry Birthdays", Comics Buyer's Guide, June 10, 2005. Accessed January 1, 2011. WebCitation archive.
  2. ^ Moy, Karen. "Joe Giella Retires From Drawing "Mary Worth"". Mary Worth. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  3. ^ a b c Brigman profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
  4. ^ Borax, Mark (July 1986). "Bill Black". Comics Interview (36). Fictioneer Books. p. 59.
  5. ^ "JUNE BRIGMAN Exits SCAD, Returns to Monthly Comics". Newsarama. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  6. ^ Grunenwald, Joe (2019-05-14). "POWER PACK returns in new one-shot by Louise Simonson, June Brigman, and Gurihiru". The Beat. Retrieved 2019-06-18.


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