Dana Simpson

Dana SimpsonEducation

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1999


Heavenly Nostrils
Raine Dog


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Biographical Note

Dana Claire Simpson, Evergreen class of 1999, was in her Evergreen days a cartoonist, columnist, and opinion page editor for the Cooper Point Journal. It was there that she debuted a comic strip, Ozy and Millie, which she would draw for a decade. These days she is the author of the comic strip Heavenly Nostrils, syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate.

Phoebe and Her UnicornPublication Type

Children's Literature
Comics/Graphic Novels

Latest Publication Title

Unicorn vs. Goblins: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Publication Excerpt

You know what I think? We should write about how we found out about Phoebe and why we love her
POESY: Wait, how DID we find out about Phoebe?
Don't you remember? I brought the first book home but I didn't like the cover, so I stuck it on your shelf and forgot about it and then --
POESY: -- One day I took it off the shelf. We read it and we liked it.
That's what I remember, too, more or less. I came into your room to shout at you to brush your hair for school and you were reading this  great comic book and laughing. I told you to put it down and brush  your hair and came back five minutes later and you were still reading it and laughing.
POESY: There's too many ands in that sentence.
Then I took it away from you and I read it and I started laughing too.
POESY: Nah, my description is totally better.
-Cory Doctorow and Poesy Doctorow (age 7), from the introduction

How Did Evergreen Help You in Your Career?

The CPJ was the first place I ever published comics. That's how I knew it was possible.