Experience

According to Anne Gibbons, the truth is funnier than fiction. Her sense of humor is firmly rooted in reality, where she digs down deep to get to the heart of the matter. Whether enraged about a tanking economy or engaged in the lives of women, Anne knows how to make a topic “true to life” funny. 

As a greeting card designer, cartoonist and illustrator for over 20 years, Anne is well versed in creating for the women’s market. Industry leader Recycled Paper Greetings (now Papyrus/Recycled) has sold hundreds of thousands of her cards.  And in 2000, The National Cartoonists Society honored Anne with the prestigious Reuben Award for Greeting Cards.  

Anne is one of six women cartoonists who create Six Chix, a daily comic strip published and distributed worldwide by King Features, Inc.  She loves having a platform to express her opinion about everything from genetically modified foods to risky office romance. 

Anne recently illustrated Opposites Attract by Renee Baron. (Harper Collins, 2011)  Her cartoons and illustrations have appeared in popular media including Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Lifetime Television, Reader’s Digest, Redbook and Ladies Home Journal. 

Corporate clients Avon, F. Schumacher, IBM, JP Morgan Chase and MasterCard have all appreciated Anne’s ability to tailor cartoons, writing and illustrations to suit their business needs.  When illustrating F. Schumacher's Village wallpaper website, Anne immersed herself in patterns, borders and colors, and thoroughly explored the target market: women who love “Do It Yourself” projects.  In a world where websites are always getting makeovers, this one was a hit for eight years.

Bio

Anne was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens.  As oldest daughter in a family of nine children, she did more dishes than drawing.  Feminism and political dissent were sweeping across the campus and the country when Anne attended Queens College.  Determined to change the world for the better, she buried her love of drawing deeper still, majored in Sociology and then went from one wrong job to another until it finally dawned on her that she was an artist, and no other career would suffice.

Once on the right path, she never looked back.  Anne lives in New York City with her husband, Ivan Braun, a woodturner, and their cat, Lulu, a headturner.