Bio

Hi, my name is Ebony. I'm a cartoonist and an ethnographer (a fancy way to say I use specific techniques and tools to study people and cultures).

I was born and raised in Maryland. I hold a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I wrote my dissertation as a comic (mostly). My expertise is in qualitative research and evaluation, picture-based methods, curriculum studies, and S.T.E.A.M. education. I have received a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award and a 2019 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent.

I live in Denver with my son, husband, and cat.

My first book, Hot Comb, was recently published by Drawn & Quarterly.