Golightly at the San Diego Comic-Con 2006
|Born||September 1, 1964|
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist|
Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose|
Holly Golightly entered the comics industry in the 1990s and names artist Frank Thorne as her "hero" for his work on Red Sonja. Golightly's list of work ranges from Nightmare Theatre for Chaos! Comics to Sabrina for Archie Comics to her creator-owned work such as Vampfire and School Bites.
She is the colorist for husband Jim Balent's Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose as well as the model for Tarot herself. 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 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.
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!
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.
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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