- Jan Eliot
Jan Eliot (born 1950 in San Jose,
California) is an American cartoonist. She writes and illustrates the comic strip"Stone Soup." She created a previous strip known as "Patience and Sarah," which enjoyed a run of five years in 10 publications.
Her next comic strip was called "Sister City." This weekly strip appeared in the Eugene, Ore., "
The Register-Guard" for five years before the name was changed to "Stone Soup" in 1995, when it became nationally syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate. Like many cartoonists, Eliot draws subject matter from her own life and the lives of those around her.
Before becoming a full-time cartoonist, Jan worked as a copywriter, graphic designer, and greeting card writer. She chose the name Eliot after her divorce, in honor of
George Eliot. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59819-2003Oct21.html Washington Post chat transcript] , October 24 2003, retrieved on July 8, 2007.] She lives in Eugene. [Astor, Dave. Syndicates: A Serious Trend in 'Funnies' Surveys. "Editor & Publisher Magazine", September 1 2007.]
In addition to Stone Soup compilations, Eliot's work has appeared in:
* " [http://www.amazon.com/dp/1892194252 Off Road Parenting: Practical Solutions for Difficult Behavior] " by Caesar Pacifici, Patricia Chamberlain, Lee White, and Jan Eliot. ISBN 1-892194-25-2
* "What Is This Thing Called Sex?" edited by Roz Warren. ISBN 0-89594-631-9
* [http://www.amuniversal.com/ups/features/stone_soup/bio.htm Jan Eliot bio at Universal Press Syndicate]
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