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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jennifer Berman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Humor

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Jennifer was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She also returned there after college.

Biographical and Professional Information

After being a student and political cartoonist at Antioch College in the early 1980s, Berman’s cartoons surfaced on Telegraph Avenue, in Berkeley, CA, where she was a street vendor. She then moved back to her hometown of Chicago. For two years she was a graphic designer for Flying Fish Records, and after that, she decided it was time to take the plunge and enter the exhilirating and terrifying world of self-employment. Her sydicated cartoon panel, ''Berman'', appears in numerous newseeklies, magazines and newspapers including the ''Chicago Reader'' and the ''Chicago Times''. Jennifer currently lives in Southwestern Ohio.


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