Colleen Frakes

Colleen Frakes is a Xeric and Ignatz award-winning cartoonist living in Seattle.

Stories By Colleen Frakes

Bernie Goetz, Squirrel Vigilante

New York’s infamous subway shooter is on an unorthodox mission to save the city’s squirrels—even if that means putting their snouts in his mouth.


My Childhood on Inmate Island

Allergic to America

My parents immigrated to an America of unbridled hope and prosperity. Forty years later, I discovered a work culture so stressful and unbalanced it made me physically ill. So I left.

The Woman Who Played With Fire

Sophy Medina conquered boot camp and mastered the Marine Corps. Now she faces her toughest challenge yet: breaking into the white- and male-dominated New York City Fire Department.