About Barry Deutsch

Self-portrait by Barry DeutschMy name is Barry Deutsch, and I write and draw Ampersand, a political comic with a generally progressive sensibility. A new Ampersand comic appears in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine.

I’ve attended Oberlin College in Ohio in the late 1980s, the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the 1990s (where I was lucky enough to take classes from comics legend Will Eisner), and I finally graduated from Portland State University. While I was at PSU, my political cartoons won the Charles M. Schulz Award.

Aside from my political cartooning, I’m probably best known for Hereville, a fantasy adventure comic about an 11-year-old Jewish girl. With Becky Hawkins, I create SuperButch, a webcomic about a lesbian superhero in the 1940s fighting corrupt cops. And for Scholastic, I’m part of the team that makes the Wings of Fire graphic novels series. You can also read some of my older comics here. And like everyone else in the world (alas), I have a blog.

I live in Portland, Oregon, in a bright blue house with bubble-gum-pink trim.