Angela Boyle


Address: Bellingham, WA

E-mail: angela [at]


Comics: interested in sci-fi and science education

Natural Science Illustration: interested in mammals, bones, and dinosaurs

Professional info

With skills in technical communication, natural science illustration, and cartooning, Angela is looking to combine these skills in educational comics as a comic artist and through wildlife art. 

She also enjoys other illustration projects that make great use of imagination.


Freelance Designer

Island Book  - July 2018

Lay out, letter,  and make corrections as required by the copy editor and lead editor. 

By Evan Dahm. Published by First Second.

The Nameless City: The Divided Earth  - March 2018

Lay out, letter,  and make corrections as required by the copy editor and lead editor. 

By Faith Erin Hicks. Published by First Second.

Wedding Announcement  -  March 2018

Design wedding announcement postcard and illustrate portrait of the couple. See front of postcard.

Head Games  - November 2016

Lay out, letter,  and make corrections as required by the copy editor and lead editor. 

By Craig McDonald. Published by First Second.

Jade EP  -  March 2016

Illustrate cover in watercolor; design album cover. See illustration .

Music by Allison Preisinger.

It Is the Bad Time  -  February 2016

Consult on design and file prep for horror anthology with 5 creators. 

Curated by Kazimir Lee Iskander.


Freelance Illustrator 

Artema, Issue #2  -  February 2019

24-page comic written by Rachel Cholst. Layout the minicomic. See the website.

Published by Rachel Cholst.

Father's Day Portrait - June 2018

Portrait of father and daughter as Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee in pen and ink, and watercolor. Following the style of the 1980s animation.

Birthday Illustrations  -  April 2018

Seven ink and watercolor portraits of baby girl in style of different jobs. See Portrait portfolio.

Glacier T-Shirt  -  September 2017

"Glacier" text for a t-shirt, 8-color screen printing. See illustration .

Artema, Issue #1  -  February 2017

24-page comic written by Rachel Cholst. Layout the minicomic. See the website.

Published by Rachel Cholst.

The Loquitor  -  October 2016

Gag without a caption for a caption contest. Alligator with person at a desk in it’s open mouth.

Vermont Folklife Center, The Most Costly Journey  -  September 2016

6-page comic based on a transcript for an interview with migrant farm workers in Vermont. Provided in English and Spanish. See the project.

Upper Valley Curling  -  June 2016

Four comics about curling to advertise the Upper Valley Curling group moving to a new location. See illustration .

Round Mountain Fiber  -  May 2016

Four birds from which the plumage inspired the yarn colorways. See Kestrel and Green Jay.

IBEX  -  2015

T-shirt illustration following specific criteria, both for size and subject. Presented a variety of ideas. Inked the accepted pitch for screen printing.

Contracted through The Center for Cartoon Studies.

Blood Root, Issue #1  -  June 2014

Black-and-white illustration of the life cycle of Sanguinaria canadensis, bloodroot, the flower for which the comic anthology is named. See illustration.

Published by Sawdust Press.

Sue C. Boynton Poetry Broadsides  -  April 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018

Poetry broadside illustrations for the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest winners and merit awards. 


Freelance Proofreader

Dancing with Bees-  April 2019

By Brigit Strawbridge Howard. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Mid-Course Correction Revisited-  January 2019

By Ray Anderson and John Lanier. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Nourishment  -  August 2018

By Fred Provenza. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Dirt to Soil  -  June 2018

By Gabe Brown. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Oil, Power, and War  -  May 2018

By Matthieu Auzanneau. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

The Call of the Reed Warbler  -  April 2018

By Charles Massy. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

The War on Bugs  -  March 2018

By Will Allen. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Making Massive Small Change  -  February 2018

By Kelvin Campbell. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Conosaurus  -  April 2017

Website by Stephanie Zuppo.

The Moon's Answer  -  May 2016

By Lana Ayers. Published by Egress Studio Press.

Talk Dirty to Me  -  March 2016

By Luke Howard. Published by Adhouse.


Inking with a Nib  -  March 23, 2019

Dakota Art, Bellingham.

Illustration for Comics  -  Summer 2018

Western Washington University, Extended Education in conjunction with the Design Department.

Introduction to Illustration Techniques  -  Winter 2018

Western Washington University, Extended Education in conjunction with the Design Department.


Chelsea Green Publishing

Production Assistant  -  June 2015 to August 2017

Copy edit manuscripts and ensure projects are produced on schedule.

Production Manager:

  • The Alzheimer's Antidote by Amy Berger

  • The Art of Leading Collectively by Petra Kuenkel

  • Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins

  • Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth

  • Gods, Wasps and Stranglers by Mike Shanahan

  • Human Heart, Cosmic Heart by Tom Cowan

  • The Ketogenic Kitchen by Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly

  • Lean Logic by David Fleming

  • Matter and Desire by Andreas Weber, trans. Rory Bradley

  • Miraculous Abundance by Perrine and Charles Herve Gruyer

  • Parachuting Cats into Borneo by Alan AtKisson and Axel Kim

  • Salted and Cured by Jeffrey Roberts

  • Surviving the Future by David Fleming and Shaun Chamberlin

  • Tamed and Untamed by Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas


  • Cheddar by Gordon Edgar

  • The Essential Bernie Sanders by Jonathan Tasini

  • Fasting and Feasting by Andrew Mefferd

  • Letter to a Young Farmer by Gene Logsdon

  • Dreaming of Lions by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, new additions for reprint

  • The Ketogenic Kitchen by Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly, metric and British conversions


  • Carbon Farming Solution by Eric Toensmeier

  • Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth

  • Gods, Wasps and Stranglers by Mike Shanahan

  • Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century by Stephen Leslie

  • Miracle Brew by Pete Brown

  • Rules for Revolutionaries by Becky Bond and Zack Exley

  • Your Baby's Microbiome by Toni Hartman and Alex Wakeford


  • Soil-food web illustration

  • Tamed and Untamed by Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, 4 illustrations

  • The Bio-Integrated Farm by Shawn and Stephanie Jadrnicek

  • The LDN Book by Linda Elsegood 

Schulz Library, The Center for Cartoon Studies

Blog Writer  -  February 2015 to present

Write blog posts, two per week, about CCS-related topics such as alumni and events.

Assistant Librarian  -  March 2015 to May 2015

Maintain and procure books.


Tyler Technologies

Senior Information Architect  -  April 2006 to August 2014

Write help, including procedures and conceptual topics. Aid in user interface design. Design visual elements, such as button icons and flow charts. Write and create videos and interactive training for end users and internal users. Focus on Eden's Personnel suite, Eden's implementation of Tyler Dashboard, Tyler CAFR Statement Builders, and Insight Extensions by Tyler Technologies.


Comic Shows

Bellingham Comic Arts Festival


Bellingham ComiCon


Boston Zine Fest


Exterminator City

Spring 2014

Jet City Comic Show


MASSive ComiCon



           2015, 2016, 2017


2014 - 2015

Nonfiction Comics Minifest


Olympia Comic Fest

2012-2014, 2018

Portland Zine Symposium

2012 - 2013

Raptor Con






Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Lightroom

Microsoft Office Suite


MFA in Cartooning

Center for Cartoon Studies

September ​2014 - May 2016

Two year program covering all aspects of cartooning. Concludes with a thesis project over the course of the second year. Thesis advisor: Anders Nilsen.


Natural Science Illustration certificate

University of Washington, Continuing Education

September ​2013 - June 2014

Nine-month certificate program with twenty students in the program, focusing on botanical and wildlife art. Learned a variety of media: watercolor, ink, graphite, carbon dust, silver point, drafting film.  Learned about invertebrates, birds, and mammals. Covered Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.


Cartooning Studio

Center for Cartoon Studies

​July/August 2013

Five-day comic artist workshop to create a mini-comic from start to finish. Covered thumbnails, layout, pencils, ink, production, and binding. Learned Adobe InDesign.


Inking Techniques with Brian Snoddy

Krab Jab Studio

May 2013

One-day comic artist workshop covering a variety of ink techniques. Focused on brushwork.


Figure Drawing with Alex Chubotin

North Seattle Community College, Continuing Education

​Winter, Spring, Summer 2013

Self-starting figure drawing. Alex Chubotin would make rounds through the class to correct and assist where needed. Included 30 minutes of discussion on the history of figure drawing and other art-related topics.


Poem Comics

Richard Hugo House

​Fall 2012

One-day comic artist workshop covering the basics of what makes a comic and examples of existing poem comics. Finished by working on our own poem comics.


Crinkled Masa with Sheila Sondak

Egress Studio

​January 2012

One-day workshop learning the technique of Crinkled Masa. 


Experimental College with Nils Osmar

​University of Washington


One-day workshops: Drawing Comics; Drawing People; Drawing in Perspective; Drawing in Pen, Brush, and Ink; Drawing Clothes

Variety of day-long and quarter-long classes for comic artists on techniques.


Bachelor of Science in Technical Communications

University of Washington


Technical Communications focuses on writing for readers. The program included writing, editing, creating web design, and learning various applications.


Awesome 'Possum

Flying Dodo Publications  -  Editor, Curator

Volume 1, September 2014, Seattle, WA

Volume 2, January 2016, White River Junction, VT

Volume 3, December 2016, White River Junction, VT

Volume 4, In Progress

Natural science comic anthology that I curated, edited, and laid out. I also included my own comic and illustrations. Printing successfully funded through Kickstarter. 

Volume 3 won gold at PubWest 2017 for Graphic Album - New Material, and is a winner of Self-Published Cover in Adult Nonfiction for the New York Book Show 2017.

Her Blood and Bone

Flying Dodo Publications

January 2018, Bellingham, WA

Collection of illustrations and flash fiction; 66 pages, black and white. Printing successfully funded through Kickstarter.


Seven Days: The Vermont Alt-weekly

August 2016, 2017, 2018

Comic page feature for The Center for Cartoon Studies.



Science as Art: The Process and
Product of Natural Science Illustration

Natural Science Illustration 2014 Anthology - Designer, Organizer

June 2013, Seattle, WA

Artist pages, appendix, and spot illustration for botanical and wildlife art.

Angela organized and laid out the anthology. Jody Marx headed the graphic design.


Inkt|Art, Volume 1, Issue 1  -  Submission

Winter 2013

Gertrude, pen and ink: 1) Secrets; 2) Fingers; 3) Baby: Trial and Error; 4) Unique Shoes; 5) Calamari


Take Five: Weekly Arts Magazine

Bellingham Herald - Upon request

Winter 2013, Bellingham, WA

Cover art highlighting Bellingham ComiCon: Squid Love, Alia in the Woods, Flying Kites


Bureau of Drawers

2012, Seattle, WA

Volume B (June 2012)  -  "Bubbles," 4 pages; ink and brush, digital colors

Volume C (September 2012)  -  "Corner of Imagination," 7 pages; watercolor, pen and ink


Science: Fact and Fiction

Stumptown Underground - Submission

July 2012, Portland, OR

"Water Bear," 2 pages, pen and ink

Comic artist, written in conjunction with UW science student Marianne Cuenco


Flying Dodo Publications

Self-published, many publications

January 2011 - present

Comic artist and writer, complete list available at


Between the Lines

Edmond Community College  -  Submission

Fall 2011, Bellingham, WA

Black-and-white print magazine

Crows in Tree, linocut print


Natural Science and Botanical Illustrators

April–August 2019

Aljoya, Mercer Island, WA 

Group show with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Northwest

3 art pieces: Try Again and Hit the Sky (Fledgling Northern Flicker) (watercolor), From Root to Blood: The Lifecycle of the Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) (pen and ink), Feathers of a Bird Stick Together (Red-tailed Hawk) (watercolor)

Comics Place Featured Artist

March/April 2018

Comics Place, Bellingham, WA 

Solo show including both comic and wildlife art, 12 art pieces

Fruiting Bodies

November/December 2017

Push/Pull, Seattle, WA 

Mushroom-themed show with multiple artists.

3 art pieces: Darkening Walk (ink and colored pencil), Tea Time with Tapir (scratch board), Kaiju Mushroom (acrylic)



May/June 2017

Push/Pull, Seattle, WA

Kaiju-themed show with multiple artists. 

Art piece: Kaiju Mushroom (acrylic)


Everything But . . .

February/March 2016

Coolidge Hotel, White River Junction, VT

Fine art show with other artists I met through The Center for Cartoon Studies, 8 artists total. 

12 art pieces, variety of techniques


Featherless Flight

May 2015

Gargoyles Statuary, Seattle, WA

Wildlife art with my Natural Science Illustration certificate program 2014 graduating class. 

Art piece: The Fig: Hammer-Headed Fruit Bat Skull (Hypsignathus monstrosus) (scratchboard)


In Progress

April 2015

Howe Public Library, Ledyard Gallery, Hanover, NH

In-progress comic pages with other current students at The Center for Cartoon Studies (pen and ink)


Pacific Northwest Birds

November 2014

Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

Wildlife art with my Natural Science Illustration certificate program 2014 graduating class.

Art piece: First Try, Fledgling Red-Shafted Northern Flicker (watercolor)


New England Wildlife

October 2014

Habitat Massechuesetts Audobon Sanctuary, Belmont, MA

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators - New England chapter, group show.


Cafe Bambino

July 2014

Seattle, WA

Solo show including both comic and wildlife art.


Science as Art:
The process and product of natural science illustration

June 26, 2013 - October 2014

Burke Museum - a Smithsonian Institution, Seattle, WA

November 2014 - October 2015

Hall Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Botanical and wildlife art with my Natural Science Illustration certificate program 2014 graduating class.

Art piece: View within a Red Fox (watercolor, pen and ink)


Valentine's Day Show

February 14, 2013

Cafe Racer, Seattle, WA

Comic art with the Bureau of Drawers, Drink and Draw group. 

2 art pieces.


Ink Tub Art Show

November 17, 2012

Egress Studio, Bellingham, WA

Comic and wild life art with Anita Boyle at her Egress Studio location.


Volunteer Work

Real Change

Freelance Illustrator  -  ​May 2013 - August 2014

Create illustrations to accompany books reviews in Real Change, a non-profit organization in Seattle that works with the homeless and under-paid. The illustrations often include botanical and wildlife art.


Technical Communication

Book Reviewer​  –  April 2009 - August 2014

Society for Technical Communication's quarterly magazine.

Write reviews of books relating to the job of a technical writer.

Reviews include:

#tweetsmart: 25 Twitter Projects to Help You Build Your Community by J. S. McDougall

See What I Mean: How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas by Kevin Cheng

Setting the Scene: The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout by Fraser MacLean

Understanding Color: An Introduction for Designers by Linda Holtzschue

Mosquito Marketing for Authors by Michelle Dunn

Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacobs

Origins of the Specious by Patricia T. Conner and Stewart Kellerman

Blogging for Fame and Fortune by Jason S. Rich


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