Cole Closser holds an MFA in Sequential Art from the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. His first graphic novel, Little Tommy Lost (Koyama Press), was named one of the ten best graphic novels of 2013 by A.V. Club (the Onion), nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the category of Best Publication Design at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and featured in Best American Comics 2015. Cole's second graphic novel Black Rat (also Koyama Press) debuted at the 2015 Small Press Expo, and was met with favorable responses from such publications as The New Yorker and The Globe and Mail.

Cole's work has been featured in such publications as Best American Comics from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Little Nemo's Big New Dreams from Toon Books, Regular Show from Boom Studios, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream from Locust Moon Press, The Dreadfuls from Rotland Press, and Velour: The Drag Magazine from House of Velour.

Cole is an Assistant Professor of Art & Design at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri—where he teaches design, illustration, and graphic narrative (comics).

Cole is generally a nice guy, but don't jive talk him. He enjoys reading books with funny pictures, watching old cartoons, and wrestling alligators. Cole likes cats.

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You can buy some of Cole's comics at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or most major retailers.  If you have a local bookseller, you can ask them to order direct from the distributor for you instead.

Write to Cole at:
coleclosser@hotmail.com

Cole doesn't understand social media, but he uses it occasionally. Show him how it works at:

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Follow Cole's daily strip at: Instagram.com/ColeClosser

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Selected press for Cole Closser's comics:

The New Yorker
The Globe and Mail
The Chicago Tribune, Printers Row Journal
A.V. Club
Public Books
Juxtapoz
Koyama Press Q&A

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