Cartoonist, Wimmen's Comix, Special Exits
The series took a subversive look at women's bodies and sexuality. Picked up by Last Gasp after a self-published debut, it sold over 100,000 copies and has been praised by scholars of comics culture for being a seminal building block in the genre. Joyce has contributed to many other comics, including Itchy Planet, Mama! Dramas, Wimmen's Comix, Zero-Zero, and Best Comics of the Decade, and her work has been exhibited in locations as far apart as San Francisco and Lucca, Italy. Her latest graphic novel, Special Exits (Fantagraphics, 2010), was inspired by her personal experience: years providing care for her parents and watching and helping them care for theirs. In addition to her work as a cartoonist, Farmer owned her own bail bond agency, from which she recently retired.
She lives in Laguna Beach, CA, with her spouse, a dog, and a cat.