Funnies Business

Paige BraddockLife can get a little convoluted for Jane, but it’s always humorous to witness in black and white.

She lives in “Jane’s World,” a comic strip by Paige Braddock (’85), who gives readers a daily glimpse into the life of a journalist who happens to be a lesbian. The comic was the first gay-themed strip to get national syndication.

In addition to creating her own comics, Braddock is executive vice president and creative director for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, where she manages the licensing and creative development for all Peanuts products worldwide.

“I became interested in comic art and comic strips when I was a young kid,” says Braddock, who earned a BFA in illustration and graphic design. “I had no formal training before attending UT…My training at UT was a direct path to the start of my career as an illustrator.”