Colleen Frakes is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Since then she has gone on to win 2007 Xeric Award for her first graphic novel "Tragic Relief", and a 2009 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Her series "Iron Scars" was nominated for the 2016 DINKy Award for "Best Mini Comic". www.tragicrelief.com
Zest Books, Narrative.ly, The LA Review of Books, Mirage Studios, Dark Horse, United Way, Seven Stories Press, Seven Days (Vermont alternative weekly newspaper), Dartmouth College, The University of Idaho, and the Maine Comic Arts Festival.