Photo by Lori Matsumoto, 2007Erika Moen is a freelance cartoonist born June 25, 1983 and graduated with an Illustrated Storytelling self-designed degree from Pitzer College in 2006. She lives in Portland, Oregon where she has been a member of Periscope Studio since 2008. Having created comics for well over a decade, her work has been published by Dark Horse, Image, Villard and Scholastic, among many others. In addition to creating comics, she also regularly teaches classes and guest lectures on the subject in high schools and colleges around the country. She has been happily married to Matthew Nolan since October 2008.

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2013, Anything That Loves, Northwest Press
2012, Smut Peddler, Anthology, Iron Circus
2012, No Straight Lines, Anthology, Fantagraphics Books
2012, Bucko, written by Jeff Parker, Dark Horse Comics
2012, The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves, Anthology, Scholastic
2010, DAR! Volume Two, Self-Published
2010, Drawn to You, Co-created with Lucy Knisley, Self-Published
2010, Monsters and Dames, Anthology, Emerald City Comic Con
2009, DAR! Volume One, Self-Published
2009, Pip!, Written by George Shannon, Museum of Glass
2009, Best Erotic Comics, Anthology, Last Gasp
2009, The Bridge Project, Anthology, Scraped Knee
2008, Best Erotic Comics, Anthology, Last Gasp
2005, True Porn: Volume Two, Anthology, Alternative Comics
2004, Flight: Volume One, Anthology, Villard

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Museum of Glass, PennyArcade.com, ComicsAlliance.com, DeVry University (through XPlane), Tarot.com, Hewlett-Packard (through 52 Ltd.), Good Vibrations Magazine, Nelson Education Ltd, Umpqua Bank and Idaho Power (while employed at FashionBuddha Studio), Visioluxus


Self (2008-present), FashionBuddha Studio (2007-2008) and LAIKA (2006-2007)

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Gallery Shows

2013, Solo show, Oh Joy, Sex Toy, Babeland Seattle
2013, Group Show, Portland Comics Heaven, Orbital Comics (UK)
2012, Group Show, Morning Serial: Webcomics Come to the Table, Henry Art Gallery
2011, Group Show, Peoples Art of Portland
2011, Group Show, Portland Center For Performing Art
2011, Group Show “Comics At the Crossroads“, Boise Art Museum
2011, Group Show “Comics At the Crossroads“, Maryhill Museum
2010, Solo Show, Orbital Comics (UK)
2010, Group Show “Monsters of Webcomics“, Pacific Northwest College of Art
2010, Group Show “OMG PWN!ES“, Sequential Art Gallery
2009, Duo Show “Lady Parts“, Sequential Art Gallery
2008, Group Show “Curious Unseen“, Melt Gallery

Speaking / Teaching / Appearances

2013, Panelist on HuffPost Live (Video)
2013, Guest Lecturer at Yale University (Video)
2013, Teacher “Creativity Labs: Comics“, Pacific Northwest College of Art
2013, Speaker at XOXO Fest (Video)
2012, Teacher “Creativity Labs: Comics“, Pacific Northwest College of Art
2012, Guest Lecturer at “Graphic Novel Intensive“, Pacific Northwest College of Art
2011, Guest Lecturer at Pacific University (Video)
2011, Teacher “Creativity Labs: Comics“, Pacific Northwest College of Art
2011, Special Guest of Stumptown Comics Fest
2011, Special Guest of ConBust
2011, Live Artist for Winter Season of the Portland Opera
2010, Guest Lecturer at Haverford College (Video)
2010, Live Artist/Comic Expert for Crumb Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum
2010, Teacher “Creativity Labs: Comics“, Pacific Northwest College of Art
2010, Live Artist for An Artist A Day at Muse Art and Design
2009, Guest Speaker at The Northwest School

Beth Nakamura for the Oregonian
(Photo by Beth Nakamura for the Oregonian article, “Spaces to Create” in 2010)