Julia Gfrörer

Johanna Lawshea

According to the Comics Journal, “No one is wedding horror’s darkness to an equally black, equally lacerating emotional palette as effectively as Julia Gfrörer.” She is the author and illustrator of Black Is the Color, the acclaimed graphic novel about a 17th century sailor abandoned at sea by his shipmates. Martyrdom: The Coloring Book (Pulp/Zest Books), which she illustrates, is an adult (very adult, as the body count will quickly indicate) coloring book gives aspiring crayon and paper artists the chance to hone their craft while also buffing up their knowledge of Catholic history and legends.