Julia Gfrörer is creating comics
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I’m Julia Gfrörer, a New York-based cartoonist. I make comics about sex, death, and desperation. I’ve been published in Best American Comics, The Nib, and by Sparkplug and Fantagraphics. On this page you’ll find my process sketches, old and new drawings from throughout my career, and a look at how I work and what matters to me in my art. My hope is to build something that will give me the time and freedom I need to delve deeper into human weakness, the abjection of love, and what it feels like to touch the raw, red places in our minds that we keep hidden from the world.

My graphic novels:

Black Is the Color, the story of a sailor set adrift at sea and a mermaid who finds him dying
Laid Waste, set during the height of the Black Plague, a woman untouched by the disease struggles to find meaning amidst total desolation
Flesh and Bone, a young man seeks a witch’s help in reuniting with his lost love

My zines:

Black Light, four short stories that mine despair for eroticism and romance for tragedy.
Dark Age, young lovers at the dawn of human civilization descend into a secret cave
Palm Ash, a Roman woman begs a Christian prisoner in the coliseum to baptize her son in secret
Too Dark to See, love in the shadow of dysfunction and misery
Goodnight Seattle, visions of Frasier in the wasteland at the end of time

With Sean T. Collins:

The Deep Ones, a chilling look at the reasons we fear open water
Hiders, teenage werewolves haunt the countryside
The Hideous Dropping Off of the Veil, a pornographic retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Fall of the House of Usher"
In Pace Requiescat, another pornographic Poe adaptation, this time of "The Cask of Amontillado"
Mirror Mirror II, an anthology of horror art and comics featuring work by Clive Barker, Nicole Claveloux, Simon Hanselmann, Carol Swain, Celine Loup, and others
Tiers
NEWSLETTER
$1 or more per month

Access to weekly patron-only posts with photos and scans of what I'm currently working on, plus Q&As where you can ask me for advice.

COMIX
$5 or more per month

Out-of-print early work serialized and sometimes even explained in weekly posts, in addition to the newsletter.

ZINE SUBSCRIPTION
$8 or more per month

Be the first to get every new minicomic—I automatically mail you a signed copy every time I publish something new. You also get to see all the old comix and newsletter posts.

POSTCARD SUBSCRIPTION
$20 or more per month

A surprise original drawing on a 5"x7" postcard mailed to you every month, plus a signed copy of every new minicomic, and access to all the old comix and newsletter posts.

CUSTOM POSTCARD SUBSCRIPTION
$30 or more per month

An original drawing on a 5"x7" postcard mailed to you every month, and you get to choose the subject. You also get a signed copy of every new minicomic, and access to all the old comix and newsletter posts.

I’m Julia Gfrörer, a New York-based cartoonist. I make comics about sex, death, and desperation. I’ve been published in Best American Comics, The Nib, and by Sparkplug and Fantagraphics. On this page you’ll find my process sketches, old and new drawings from throughout my career, and a look at how I work and what matters to me in my art. My hope is to build something that will give me the time and freedom I need to delve deeper into human weakness, the abjection of love, and what it feels like to touch the raw, red places in our minds that we keep hidden from the world.

My graphic novels:

Black Is the Color, the story of a sailor set adrift at sea and a mermaid who finds him dying
Laid Waste, set during the height of the Black Plague, a woman untouched by the disease struggles to find meaning amidst total desolation
Flesh and Bone, a young man seeks a witch’s help in reuniting with his lost love

My zines:

Black Light, four short stories that mine despair for eroticism and romance for tragedy.
Dark Age, young lovers at the dawn of human civilization descend into a secret cave
Palm Ash, a Roman woman begs a Christian prisoner in the coliseum to baptize her son in secret
Too Dark to See, love in the shadow of dysfunction and misery
Goodnight Seattle, visions of Frasier in the wasteland at the end of time

With Sean T. Collins:

The Deep Ones, a chilling look at the reasons we fear open water
Hiders, teenage werewolves haunt the countryside
The Hideous Dropping Off of the Veil, a pornographic retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Fall of the House of Usher"
In Pace Requiescat, another pornographic Poe adaptation, this time of "The Cask of Amontillado"
Mirror Mirror II, an anthology of horror art and comics featuring work by Clive Barker, Nicole Claveloux, Simon Hanselmann, Carol Swain, Celine Loup, and others

Recent posts by Julia Gfrörer

Tiers
NEWSLETTER
$1 or more per month

Access to weekly patron-only posts with photos and scans of what I'm currently working on, plus Q&As where you can ask me for advice.

COMIX
$5 or more per month

Out-of-print early work serialized and sometimes even explained in weekly posts, in addition to the newsletter.

ZINE SUBSCRIPTION
$8 or more per month

Be the first to get every new minicomic—I automatically mail you a signed copy every time I publish something new. You also get to see all the old comix and newsletter posts.

POSTCARD SUBSCRIPTION
$20 or more per month

A surprise original drawing on a 5"x7" postcard mailed to you every month, plus a signed copy of every new minicomic, and access to all the old comix and newsletter posts.

CUSTOM POSTCARD SUBSCRIPTION
$30 or more per month

An original drawing on a 5"x7" postcard mailed to you every month, and you get to choose the subject. You also get a signed copy of every new minicomic, and access to all the old comix and newsletter posts.