Since drawing her first Sylvia strip in 1979, the nationally syndicated cartoonist Nicole Hollander has channelled her acerbic wit and razor-sharp sensibilities through the incomparable and irascible Sylvia, a Chicago original whose hilarious commentary on everyday life has won over millions of loyal readers. Self-appointed pundit (on issues that range from health care reform to caffeinated beverages), cat lover and ardent feminist, Sylvia has provided readers with a much-needed weekly dose of political and personal sanity.
Nicole Hollander is the creator of Sylvia, an internationally syndicated comic strip that appears in over 80 newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit News, the Boston Globe, and the Seattle Times. She has published sixteen collections of Sylvia strips, as well as Female Problems and My Cat's Not Fat, He's Just Big Boned. She lives in Chicago.