From Texas, currently in NYC
Senior Editor at RH Graphic, Whitney can be found throughout the year at conventions and visiting schools to talk about comics. If she is home then she is with her cat Eleanor and spoiling her calico senseless.
"Tell y'what man, you talk'n bout ol' meanin' ah life, man, go read tha' ol hitchiker's guide, man, y'know talkin' bout ol, 42, man."
—Boomhauer from King of the Hill
Whitney grew up in College Station, Texas where she was the middle of 5 kids, She is also a twin, older by 5 minutes, and has always enjoyed learning things and reading any sort of book that she could get her hands on. Comics have always been part of Whitney's life but she didn't take an active interest until she was introduced to manga in middle school.
In college, Whitney was hoodwinked into a career in comics when her twin convinced her that she shouldn't pursue a double major in Creative Writing & Fashion, but should major in Sequential Art which would have both aspects for the price of one. Her twin was, of course, a genius, and Whitney soon discovered comics editorial and her dream job was realized.
As an editor, Whitney's career has focused on kids and YA titles. She loves working on stories with strong characters and hopes to work on a graphic novel of every genre for every type of reader.
Favorite color: Blues and Greens!
Favorite flower: All Flowers
Favorite snack: Gold FIsh crackers and M&Ms mixed together.
RH Graphic, New York, NY
Senior Editor Nov 2018 - present
BOOM! Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Editor / Dec 2016 - Nov 2018
Associate Editor / Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Assistant Editor / Dec 2012 - Nov 2014
And other jobs from working at a movie theater, retail shop, car rental place, hotel, bank, restaurant, being a tv extra, and a very special internship.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2007-2010, BFA in Sequential Art
Earned a BFA in Sequential Art from SCAD-Savannah where she got to learn everything that goes into making a comic. She finally figured out art history and got to study abroad in Japan and in France.
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
2005-2007, Psychology major
Attended UNC-Charlotte for two years as a psychology major before transferring to SCAD. Failed an art history course very spectacularly and unfortunately, none of her math courses in statistics transferred to art school.