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Athena Naylor

Is a Cartoonist and Illustrator based in Washington, D.C.

Athena grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and now lives and works in Washington, D.C. She specializes in autobiographical comics and illustration. Her work has been featured in Nat. Brut and The Washington Post, and in 2021 she received an Honorable Mention for the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) Cupcake Award.


Athena received a Master’s in Art History from The George Washington University in 2017 and, unsurprisingly, wrote her thesis on comics. More of her writing involving comics can be found here and here, and more of her arts writing can be found here.

For work inquiries, contact Athena at:

To keep up to date on her current projects and events, check her out on Instagram @athena.naylor

Chances are if she’s not drawing, she’s probably reading, analyzing movies and popular culture, or strumming a guitar. 

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Upcoming Events:


Selected Events

Nov 18

Aug 12


NonFiction Comics Festival

Burlington, VT

STORYBOX Comics Fair

Silverspring, MD

Oct 8-9

June 11

Oct 24


Columbus Cartoon Crossroads

Columbus, OH

Grid Zine Fest

Salt Lake City, UT


DC Zine Fest

Washington, DC

Aug 5

July 7

May 26

April 20

April 13

April 12

June 15

April 14

March 31

Sept. 30


DC Art Book Fair

Washington, DC

LA Zine Fest

Los Angeles, CA

Richmond Art Book Fair

Richmond, VA

Grid Zine Fest

Salt Lake City, UT

Grid Zine Fest Eve: A Perzine Panel             Discussion

Salt Lake City, UT


Live Comics Reading in conjunction with

Bookshelves: PaperCuts/LIVE

Washington, D.C.

Grid Zine Fest

Salt Lake City, UT

Current Art Book Fair

Richmond, VA


Comics reading at Fantom Comics

Washington, D.C.


E17: Zines Artist Panels

Transformer Gallery

Washington, DC

Selected Exhibitions


E17: Zines,

Transformer Gallery

Washington, D.C.


Bookshelves: PaperCuts/LIVE,

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)

Washington, D.C.


Series No. ___ 

(Developed and Co-Curated a show on local zine and comics creators),

Gallery 102

Washington, D.C.

ARTSHOW_15: Comix,

Hole in the Sky

Washington, D.C.


So Much Depends Upon...,

Gallery 102

Washington, D.C.

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