Holly Golightly (comics)

Holly Golightly
Fauve Holly-Comic Con 2006.jpg
Golightly at the San Diego Comic-Con 2006
Born (1964-09-01) September 1, 1964 (age 54)
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist
Holly G!
Notable works
Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose
"School Bites"
Spouse(s)Jim Balent

Holly Golightly (born September 1, 1964) is a comics artist and writer. She was formerly known as Fauve[1] and has also worked under the name Holly G![2]


Holly Golightly and husband Jim Balent.

Holly Golightly entered the comics industry in the 1990s and names artist Frank Thorne as her "hero" for his work on Red Sonja.[3] Golightly's list of work ranges from Nightmare Theatre[4] for Chaos! Comics to Sabrina[5] for Archie Comics to her creator-owned work such as Vampfire and School Bites.[6]

She is the colorist for husband Jim Balent's Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose[7] as well as the model for Tarot herself.[8] She has frequently been shown on the photo covers dressed as Tarot and as Catress from the 3 Little Kittens comics and is the model for the official Tarot photo calendar.

She has expanded into pin-ups/modeling with Balent doing the photography and has her own pin-up calendar. She designed and maintains both of their official websites, and designs many of the T-shirts and apparel that the site offers.

Golightly also contributes art for various businesses and people including NewWitch magazine[2] and Thomas Dolby.[5]

Golightly and Balent operate the BroadSword Comics comics publishing company, known for its Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose comic book. Under this company, Golightly has published Fears and Ears: A Travel Guide to Orlando as well as numerous art books of her own work. Golightly frequently draws one-page stories featuring her cat, Pangur Ban. A collection of these stories was published through Kickstarter in 2015.[9]


Archie Comics[]

Blackout Comics[]

  • Bad Girls of Blackout Annual #1 (1995)

Brainstorm Comics[]

  • Bethany the Vampfire #0 (1997)
  • Vamperotica #8, Annual #1 (1995)
  • Vampfire #1 (1996)
  • Vampfire Tour Book #1 (1997)

BroadSword Comics[]

  • 3 Little Kittens: Purrr-fect Weapons #1–3 (2002)
  • Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #1–111 (colorist and letterer) (2000–present)
  • VampFire #3 (2001)

Chaos! Comics[]

  • Nightmare Theater #1–4 (1997)

London Night Studios[]

Sirius Entertainment[]


  1. ^ Offenberger, Rik (December 20, 2005). "Holly Golightly on School Bites and More". Firstcomicsnews.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Patrick, Darrick (January 25, 2008). "10 Questions With Holly Golightly". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Women in Comics Month: Interview with Holly Golightly". Previews World. March 1, 2017. Archived from the original on May 18, 2017. No one really inspired me to pursue comics- I just knew that’s where my happiness lay. BUT Frank Thorne was always my hero from the first time I saw his Red Sonja comic back in the 70s. So I don’t have a mentor but Frank is my Wizard!
  4. ^ Holly Golightly at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ a b Coleman, Nevs (June 10, 2013). "Holly Golightly". FA The Comiczine. Archived from the original on July 4, 2013. I do do t-shirt designs and they tend to be for British bands! I did a design for Howard Jones, and before that Thomas Dolby.
  6. ^ Wickline, Dan (November 5, 2013). "Holly Golightly Kickstarts Her Way To Night Classes". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on December 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "Women in Comics Spotlight: Holly Golightly". GirlsReadComics.com. August 3, 2011. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014.
  8. ^ Williams, Scott (December 28, 2009). "Jim Balent and Holly G Interview". Fanboybuzz.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "Notable Kickstarter – Prince Pangur Ban the Fluffy: Mother of Fluffins the Collected Series". Word of the Nerd online. May 23, 2015. Archived from the original on August 7, 2018. Artist-creator Holly Golightly shared on her webcomic page what life with this wonderful, silly puff of fluff added to their lives.

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Preceded by
Dave Manak
Sabrina/Sabrina the Teenage Witch artist
Succeeded by
Tania del Rio