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Nicole Hollander

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Hollander received her B. F. A. from the University of Illinois and her M. F. A from Boston University. Her work is included in the Library of Congress cartoon collection and The Cartoon Research Library at Ohio State University. At one time she taught a course in conceptual illustration at Columbia College in Chicago. Nicole still lives in Chicago.

Biography: Nicole Hollander is the woman behind the ''Sylvia'' comic strip and is one of the few female cartoonists whose work has been featured in comic pages throughout the United States. ''Sylvia'' was first published in 1976 and is now an internationally syndicated comic strip distributed by Tribune Media Services and appearing in more than 80 newspapers. She has published numerous Sylvia collections and has also illustrated many books.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Nicole Hollander on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Female problems :
ISBN: 1589100379 OCLC: 50944039

PreviewPort Editions, Chicago, IL : 2001, ©1995.

  Female problems :
ISBN: 1589100417 OCLC: 54524113

PreviewPort Editions, Chicago, IL : 2001.

From the creator of 'Sylvia, ' a hilarious book covering topics women deal with, from guys to fashion, to the pressures to be the perfect hostess! This complete, re-released edition includes more than 150 cartoons and illustrations along with marvelous musings. The 'Sylvia' strip is now syndicated nationally and internationally by Tribune Media Services and appears in over 80 newspapers.

  I'm in training to be tall and blonde /
ISBN: 0312401655 OCLC: 4495725

"During the 1970s, [Nicole Hollander] was the graphic designer of a feminist publication, 'The Spokeswoman,' where she had the opportunity to transform the newsletter into a monthly magazine. While designing pages, she occasionally added her own political illustrations. Around 1978, she created a comic strip, 'The Feminist Funnies,' later introducing the character who became Sylvia. Selections from 'The Feminist Funnies' appeared as a calendar, 'Witches, Pigs and Fairy Godmothers: The 1978 Feminist Funnies Appointment Calendar,' and in her 1979 book, 'I'm in Training to Be Tall and Blonde.' The book's success led Field Newspaper Syndicate to distribute Sylvia to newspapers as a daily comic strip starting in 1981"--Wikipedia, March 18, 2019.

My cat's not fat, he's just big-boned /
ISBN: 1402208618 OCLC: 141200546

Hysteria, Naperville, IL : ©2007.

  My weight is always perfect for my height--which varies :
ISBN: 0312558619 OCLC: 8667589

St. Martin's Press, New York : ©1982.

Never take your cat to a salad bar :
ISBN: 0394755588 OCLC: 15790839

Vintage Books, New York : 1987.

  Okay, thinner thighs for everyone /
ISBN: 0312583168 OCLC: 12052959

St. Martin's Press, New York : ©1984.

Sylvia on Sundays /
ISBN: 0312781857 OCLC: 9621602

St. Martin's Press, New York : ©1983.

Tales from the planet Sylvia /
ISBN: 0312051662 OCLC: 21600792

St. Martin's Press, New York : 1990.

Tales of graceful aging from the planet denial
ISBN: 1410403858 OCLC: 173368479

Thorndike Press, Waterville, Me. : 2008.

A guide to some of the most important decisions that come in one's mature years, for example: Accept the senior citizen discount or feign indignation?

Tales of graceful aging from the planet denial /
ISBN: 0767926536 OCLC: 123119717

Broadway Books, New York : ©2007.

The creator of the syndicated comic strip "Sylvia" offers a wisecracking look at aging and the important decisions that one must confront in one's mature years, covering such topics as senior citizen discounts, plastic surgery, and living forever.

That woman must be on drugs :
ISBN: 0312795106 OCLC: 7197401

St. Martin's Press, New York : ©1981.

The ABC of vice :
ISBN: 0939883112 OCLC: 53876867

Bibliopola Press, UConn Co-op ; Storrs, CT : ©2003.

The Sylvia chronicles :
ISBN: 1595584943 OCLC: 456171139

The New Press, New York : [2010]

The whole enchilada :
ISBN: 0747516197 OCLC: 30736516

Bloomsbury, London : 1993.

You can't take it with you, so eat it now :
ISBN: 067972236x OCLC: 19130757

Vintage Books, New York : 1989.