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Chynna Clugston

Chynna Clugston holding her book, "Queen Bee"
Born August 19, 1975 (1975-08-19) (age 34)
Fresno, California
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciler, Inker, Colorist
Pseudonym(s) Chynna Clugston-Major
Notable works Blue Monday, Queen Bee

Chynna Clugston (born August 19, 1975) is an American comic book creator known for her manga-influenced teen comedy series Blue Monday.


Biography and early career

Clugston grew up in Fresno, California and attended the Roosevelt School of the Arts. After her freshman year, she moved to Oakhurst, California and attended Yosemite High School. Shortly after graduation, she submitted some of her minicomics to Fantaco, and they ended up signing her to write and draw the vampire miniseries Bloodletting. Clugston followed Bloodletting with one-pagers and shorts in Sarah Dyer's Action Girl and Dark Horse Presents, eventually following editor Jamie Rich to Oni Press.

Blue Monday

Given the go-ahead at Oni, Clugston came up with her manga-influenced ongoing comic book Blue Monday, which debuted in 1999 in Oni Double Feature #11. The series was based in many ways on her experiences while in at Yosemite High. In 2000 Oni published the first Blue Monday miniseries, Blue Monday: The Kids Are Alright.


Clugston has been nominated for three Eisner Awards for Best Limited Series for Blue Monday (2001), and her participation on Hopeless Savages (2002), and Best Writer/Artist-Humor (2002); The Russ Manning award (2000); and a Harvey Award. Clugston was also nominated for the 2001 Lulu of the Year Award by Friends of Lulu for Blue Monday.

Personal life

Clugston started her career as Chynna Clugston-Major, before her divorce from Guy Major (a colorist and toner on most of her books to this day). Clugston is a fan of many things, among them Japanese, Irish, and especially British culture, including mod fashion, britpop, and film. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, fellow Yosemite High School alumnus Jonathan Flores, as well as with her Bulldog, Buster.

Selected works

In addition to Blue Monday, Clugston's other notable works include:

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