American cartoonist Paige Braddock is best known for her Eisner-nominated comic strip, Jane’s World, the first gay-themed comic work to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate in the U.S. Braddock concluded the comic strip after completing its 20-year run in 2018.
To celebrate the ground-breaking comic’s 20th anniversary, Braddock released a special anthology with Lion Forge in August 2018, Love Letters to Jane’s World. In 2019 it was selected as a Lambda Literary finalist for best LGBTQ graphic novel. The anthology collects some of the comic’s most notable storylines and pairs them with love letters from fans and comic creators. Installments of Jane’s World can continue to be found at GoComics.
Braddock published the first novel inspired by the comic series in 2016 with Bold Strokes Books. She has also written a series of lesbian romance novels with this publisher under the pen name, Missouri Vaun. Two of her novels won Golden Crown Literary Society awards in 2019.
By day, Braddock is the Chief Creative Officer at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. She has illustrated several Peanuts children’s books. The Snoopy U.S. postage stamp issued in April 2001 was designed by Braddock. In 2015, she began publishing her own line of graphic novels for children with Andrews McMeel. There are currently three books in the Stinky Cecil series.
In 2008, Braddock co-created a line of science-fiction graphic novels with writer Jason McNamara titled, The Martian Confederacy. Two volumes are available in print.