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About Janelle Hessig:

Interview with KQED Arts

Interview with Radar Productions

Janelle Hessig was born on a dark and stormy night in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was Groundhog's Day in the mid '70s, but she did not see her shadow

on the way out.

She learned the secret of life early on: stink lines + flies = superior art. She applied this fantastic knowledge in the creation of critically-acclaimed fanzines

such as Tales Of Blarg, Jank, Desperate Times, and more. When not working on her own projects, she frequently contributes writing, illustration, and video

work to a variety of publications, bands, record labels, films, and more.


Fanzines and Magazines

Tales Of Blarg, Editor, 1991 – 2012

Jank Newsletter, Co­editor (with Jeff Jank), 1995 – 1997

Punk Planet, Columnist, 2001 – 2007

Snakepit, Cover Artist, 2005

Suburban Bitch, Comic, 2005

Dishwasher Fanzine, Illustrator, 2007

Vice Magazine, Contributing Writer and Illustrator, 2008 – 2009

Maximum Rock N Roll #332 – Punk Comics Issue, Guest Editor, 2011

Men Are From Mars, Women Need To Stay Off The Space Dick, Artist, Mini Comic, 2015


Comic Anthologies

On Our Butts, Aeon Press, 1994, Edited by Gabby Gamboa & Fawn Gehweiler

Flying Saucer Attack, 1995, Edited by Jerome Gaynor

Bogus Dead, Alternative Comics, 2002, Edited by Jerome Gaynor

I Saw You: Missed Connections, Three Rivers Press, 2009, Edited by Julia Wertz

Suspect Device #1, 2011, Edited by Josh Bayer

Three #3 (with Matt Runkle), 2012, Edited by Robert Kirby



Absolutely Zippo Anthology, Contributing Artist, 1998, Edited by Robert Burnett

It's All Good, Contributing Artist, Manic D Press, 2003, Edited by Jennifer Joseph

924 Gilman: The Story So Far, Contributing Artist, 2004, Edited by Brian Edge

Rockstardom For Dumbshits, Illustrator, Rudos & Rubes Press, 2010, Edited by Michael Lucas

Cruising Diaries, Illustrator and Publisher, Gimme Action, 2015



Copyist Conspiracy – Group Exhibition with Cristy Road, Greta Snider, more – Needles & Pens, San

Francisco, CA, 2005

The Panelists – Group Exhibition with Mark Mothersbaugh, KRK Ryden, Niagara, more – Pravus Gallery,

Phoenix, AZ, 2009

Four Mexicans and a White Girl Walk Into A Gallery... ­ Group Exhibition with Jaime Crespo, Gabrielle

Gamboa, Javier Hernandez – Toby's Gallery, Point Reyes, CA, 2011

Carnal Comics – Solo Exhibition – 1­2­3­4 GO Records, Oakland, CA, 2011

Down At Lulu's – Group Exhibition with Amanda Verwey, Matt Runkle, more – Down At Lulu's, Oakland,

CA. 2012

Joy Of Sux ­ Solo Exhibition – 1­2­3­4 GO Records, Oakland, CA, 2015

Baba Ron Turner - Group Exhibition with Skinner, Elizabeth McGrath, Winston Smith, Junko Mizuno, more- 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2016

Out Of Focus Video Festival - Group Exhibition - Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA, 2015 and 2016



“Keep It Simple”, Animator, Environmental PSA, 2008

Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Trailer, Contributing Animator, 2008

“Gimme Back Your Love”, Contributing Illustrator, music video, Hunx and his Punx, 2009

“Good Kisser” ­ Animator/Director/Editor, music video, Hunx and his Punx, 2009

“Sandwiches & Ammunition” ­ Animator, music video, Bobby Joe Ebola, 2012


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