Shira Spector


Shira Spector is a Jewish Canadian lesbian cartoonist who earned a BFA in Fibres (with Distinction) from Concordia University in Montreal. Her work has been widely anthologized and exhibited and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, as well as Koyama Provides, Fund the Change and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award (USA). She is the author of Red Rock Baby Candy (Fantagraphics) which received starred reviews (Publishers Weekly, Booklist) and was named a book of the year by Oprah Magazine, Booklist, Autostraddle, The Comics Journal and the Guardian. She’s been a featured guest at art & literary festivals across North America and is represented by Steven Kasher Gallery, NYC. She is currently creating her second graphic memoir, Kaddish for Rose Lemon Butterflies, forthcoming from Fantagraphics.