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Pia Jasmin Guerra is a Canadian comic book artist, best known for her work as co-creator and lead penciller on the Vertigo title Y: The Last Man.[1] She has worked in the comics industry since the 1990s, and has also contributed to Doctor Who: The Forgotten, along with DC and Marvel comics.[2][3] Guerra also has a Twitter page where she posts political cartoons.[4]

Pia Guerra
PiaGuerra, signing.JPG
Pia Guerra at the Vancouver Comicon, March 2006
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) artist, pencils
Notable works
Y: The Last Man series
Awards Eisner Award, Harvey Award, Joe Shuster Award
http://www.hellkitty.com

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Education and Early CareerEdit

At the age of 10, Guerra’s cousin visited from Queens and introduced her to comics by leaving his issue of X-Men #129 on the coffee table in her house.[5] After reading the comic, Guerra went to a comic book store to buy more, and continued to read comics thereafter.[6] As a self-taught artist, Guerra was always interested in art, but she planned to pursue other careers, such as medicine.[7]

In high school, Guerra attended comic conventions and started to consider pursuing a career in comics.[8] As her plans shifted, Guerra made the decision to forgo secondary education and instead focus on pursuing a career in comics.[9]

During her early career, Guerra did voice over work and worked on many different video games and video game manuals.[10] In 1998, Guerra created storyboards for Boeing Employee’s Credit Union and Microsoft Studios.[11] Before creating Y: The Last Man, Guerra began emailing back and forth with Brian K. Vaughan, and they made plans to meet in San Diego.[12]

CareerEdit

Guerra’s first major project was the Vertigo title Y: The Last Man, which she co-created with Brian Vaughan and pencilled for.[13] Guerra has worked on various independent titles since the mid-1990s, though Y: The Last Man is known as her "big break" in the comics industry.[14] She currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, and is married to comic book author and comedian Ian Boothby (Simpsons Comics).[15]

In 2005, Pia Guerra worked as a penciller on Marvel's Spider-Man: Unlimited.[16] In the late 2000s, Guerra contributed to a Doctor Who comic entitled Doctor Who: The Forgotten (published by IDW Publishing and written by UK writer Tony Lee),[17] and to a Torchwood series (for Torchwood Magazine) written by Gareth David-Lloyd. She has co-written two issues of Simpsons Comics for Bongo Comics with Ian Boothby.[18]

From 2013 to 2015, she worked on five comic book covers, including a variant cover for Black Canary.[19] In 2017 Guerra has done editorial cartoons for the online page The Nib and regularly does cartoons for The New Yorker.[20]

BibliographyEdit

AwardsEdit

NominationsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Vertigo's 'Last (Wo)Man' Standing: Pia Guerra Talks About Hit Series 'Y'". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Spider-Man Unlimited (2004 - 2006) | Comic Books | Comics | Marvel.com". marvel.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Pia Guerra". The Nib. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  5. ^ webmistress@sequentialtart.com. "Sequential Tart: Pia Guerra - Y: The Last Monkey (vol VI/iss 7/July 2003)". www.sequentialtart.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  6. ^ webmistress@sequentialtart.com. "Sequential Tart: Pia Guerra - Y: The Last Monkey (vol VI/iss 7/July 2003)". www.sequentialtart.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  7. ^ webmistress@sequentialtart.com. "Sequential Tart: Pia Guerra - Y: The Last Monkey (vol VI/iss 7/July 2003)". www.sequentialtart.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  8. ^ webmistress@sequentialtart.com. "Sequential Tart: Pia Guerra - Y: The Last Monkey (vol VI/iss 7/July 2003)". www.sequentialtart.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  9. ^ webmistress@sequentialtart.com. "Sequential Tart: Pia Guerra - Y: The Last Monkey (vol VI/iss 7/July 2003)". www.sequentialtart.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  10. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  11. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  12. ^ webmistress@sequentialtart.com. "Sequential Tart: Pia Guerra - Y: The Last Monkey (vol VI/iss 7/July 2003)". www.sequentialtart.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  13. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  14. ^ "Pia and the Last Man Standing". http://www.comicon.com/index.html Comicon.com - the World's Largest Comicon. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-29.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ "Interview with Pia". http://www.theouthousers.com The Outhouse. Retrieved 2007-05-29.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  16. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  17. ^ Pia Guerra talks "Doctor Who: The Forgotten", Comic Book Resources, August 22, 2008
  18. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  19. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  20. ^ "Pia Guerra". The Nib. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  21. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  22. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  23. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  24. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  25. ^ "Spider-Man Unlimited (2004) #10 | Comics | Marvel.com". marvel.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  26. ^ "Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #13 | Bongo Comics". www.bongocomics.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  27. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  28. ^ "Elephantmen #64 | Releases | Image Comics". imagecomics.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  29. ^ "BLACK CANARY #4". DC. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  30. ^ "Pia's Resume - HELLKITTY STUDIOS". HELLKITTY STUDIOS. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  31. ^ . The Harvey Awards http://www.harveyawards.org/previous-awards-nominees/2003-harvey-awards/. Retrieved 11 August 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  32. ^ "Pia Guerra". http://www.sequentialtart.com Sequential Tart. Retrieved 2007-05-29.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  33. ^ "2006 Nominees and Winners". Joe Shuster Awards. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  34. ^ "2008 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award and Other Award Winners". Comic-Con 2008. San Diego Comic-Con International. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  35. ^ "2008 Scream Awards". Wikipedia. 2017-11-12. 
  36. ^ "Le Prix du Festival International de la Bande Dessinée Angoulême". www.hahnlibrary.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  37. ^ "2009 Hugo Award Nominations". thehugoawards.com. thehugoawards.com. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 

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