Colleen Frakes has been making comics since 2001. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies, and was awarded a Xeric Grant to publish her book Tragic Relief in the fall of 2007. In 2009, her second graphic novel Woman King won the Ignatz award for Promising New Talent. She has created comics for Mirage Studios (Tales of the TMNT), Dark Horse Presents, Seven Stories Press, Retrofit Comics and Koyama Press.