Noelle Stevenson is an American cartoonist and animation producer.

Description

She's been the showrunner, developer, and executive producer of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, she also voices the character of Spinnerella in the series. She's also known as the creator of Nimona and co-writer in Lumberjanes.

Education

Stevenson attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated from MICA in 2013.

Career

In the summer of 2012, Stevenson interned at BOOM! Studios and later helped develop and write Lumberjanes. Also in 2012, Soon after posting the first few installments of Nimona online, she signed with HarperCollins to publish Nimona.

She also did freelance illustration for Random House, St. Martin's Press, and Label Magazine. She has also worked with Ryan North on his Kickstarter-funded book To Be or Not to Be, a choose-your-own-adventure-book based on Shakespeare's Hamlet.

She worked as a writer for Marvel Comics, made a guest appearance in two episodes of Critical Role, and in 2016, became executive producer, showrunner, editor, and actor on DreamWorks Animation Television's rebooted She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. In 2015, she started working on the show's bible, eventually becoming head showrunner and executive producer.

In March of 2020, Stevenson released a comic-memoir about her life leading up to her late 20s called The Fire Never Goes Out.

Personal life

Noelle grew up in the United States, in North Carolina with her parents and siblings. In July 2018, she got engaged to fellow cartoonist Molly Ostertag. In September 2019, they got married.

On July 14, 2020, Stevenson came out as nonbinary.

Trivia

  • Stevenson voices Spinnerella on the show, and also the voice message for Serenia in Return to the Fright Zone.
  • Molly Ostertag, her wife, originally came up with the idea that Etheria is a weapon. [1]

    Noelle Stevenson and Molly Ostertag in "Princess Prom"

  • In the episode "Princess Prom" her and her then-fiance appeared as cameos. They appeared again in the Season Four episode, "Coronation".
  • During a Twitch livestream, Stevenson and her wife created "Finn", a nonbinary child of Adora and Catra. When asked to draw what Catra and Adora's future child would look like, Noelle made Finn a blond and blue-eyed cat person. She has mentioned that they dyed their hair blonde to look more like Adora. Their coloring is slightly lighter brown compared to Catra's. Stevenson mentions that because of Catra and Adora's upbringing they tended to spoil Finn, but were also overbearing which causes Finn to rebel against them a lot.
Finn


Bibliography


Graphic Novels

  • Nimona (w/a, HarperCollins, 2015)

BOOM! Studios

  • The Sweater Bandit
  • Desert Treasure
  • Lumberjanes #1–17
  • Sleepy Hollow 4 #1–4

Marvel Comics

  • Runaways vol. 4 #1–4
  • Thor Annual #1, April 2015, collected in Volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer?

DC Comics

  • Wonder World; Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #23 & 24, February 2015

Awards and nominations

She has too many awards and nominations to put on this page, please see Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noelle_Stevenson#Awards_and_nominations

References

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