Cartoonist, writer Calyn Pickens-Rich was born in Paris to American parents. After being introduced to Charles M. Schulz as a child – an adult who also habitually drew the same characters and made a career of it – she created the universe of Dill. Her experiences at her Parisian high school fostered the cartoon’s storylines spanning race, religion and the woes of adolescent school days.
Pickens-Rich has begun a career as a full-time artist, part-time mad scientist and occasional technical captain. Her stories have expanded to include characters immersed in gothic sub-culture and continue to outline her narrative on the quest to merge art with programming. Through the lens of Dill, readers learn what it means to be a creative woman of color, a programmer and explorer while living in Paris.
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