Action Athena Comics
Action Athena was an autobio webcomic and blog that ran three days a week for over four years, resulting in an archive of over 750 posts. It began in March of 2008, when Athena was a sophomore at Hampshire College, and from there followed her to many places, including Berlin, Brussels, and Istanbul, but most importantly, back to Minnesota where she found her way through a series of post-college jobs. The comic officially ended after her first term in grad school. This gallery retains a selection of Athena’s favorite strips.
Short Comic Work
This gallery collects a variety of the short comics Athena has done for other sources, including Broken Pencil Magazine, City Pages, Just Add Ink, StudioYOLO, and SCAD.
This mini-comic was created during the summer of 2008. It is a nonfiction account of the Currier family’s vacation to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. It was their third consecutive year at the festival.
Athena’s “Revenge” sketchbook was created for the 2011 Sketchbook Project. “Revenge” was the sketchbook theme she was assigned. As she was working in a coffee shop at the time, she filled her sketchbook with a bitter brew of barista bitching. High-quality scans of the entire book are available for reading on the Sketchbook Project’s website.
Athena’s “Agenda” sketchbook was created for the 2012 Sketchbook Project. The theme of Athena’s sketchbook was “Heroes & Villains.” The text Athena used in this book came from a stranger’s planner which Athena found in a Lost & Found. She formed a story from the planner’s notes, and turned it into a comic. High-quality scans of the entire book are available for reading on the Sketchbook Project’s website.
In the spring of 2011, Athena was commissioned to create a series of ten comics for Sunoikisis, a national consortium of Classics programs. The ten-part series featured a recent college grad, a modern day Goddess Athena, working in a college library and living modern versions of classic Greek myths.