Artist Spotlight: Liz Heck | Etsy

What is your own personal take on what makes a woman sexy and how do you translate that into your pin up art? Confidence is the key to being sexy. When you exude true confidence, you say to the world- I like me, so you should too! I can always tell if a drawing is going to be successful when I truly like it while I’m working on it. Of course, not everyone will like it, but the fact that I enjoyed myself while I was drawing it and I am proud of the result is what makes it a successful piece.

You have a popular tumblr site featuring your adorable and quite funny comics, how did you get started in the realm of comics?  I started my Tumblr site last year as my New Year’s resolution. I have always enjoyed drawing comics, but felt frustrated whenever I tried to draw them. I didn’t know what I wanted to say, or how to be funny, or what to draw. My husband convinced me start a blog, and reminded me that sometimes you need to do the work in order to find the results. Eventually, I started to find my own voice and figure out what I wanted to say.

What have been your personal obstacles to overcome as a professional woman artist? As a professional woman artist, it’s very important to me that I be taken seriously. I think in a male-dominated field, women sometimes get special treatment. This is not to say that all or even most men in animation treat women differently, but it does happen, and it has always been important that I stay employed and am respected by my coworkers for my hard work alone.  Where do you get your inspiration? When I started doing these comics, my inspiration came mostly from animals and their unique traits. Then, as I did more, I started to pay more attention to people and how they interact. Now, I get inspired by funny things that happen in conversation, things I see while I’m driving to work, or walking my dogs, or on TV- just stuff that happens all around me.

What advice would you have for girls aspiring to take on an artistic career? My advice for women aspiring to take on an artistic career is do the work and don’t give up! I have failed a million times in my career, or when I was working towards my career, and I still fail all of the time. It’s important to keep working and believe in your abilities. Great things come from that!

Past Announcements

Girls Drawin Girls at WonderCon“Founded in 2006 by longtime Simpsons contributors Melody Severns and Anne Walker, GDG looks to stand as a female force to be reckoned with in the perpetually male-dominated world of comics and animation.” – Ashcan


Girls Drawin Girls Vader Project in the Post-gazette

GDG in VogueGirs Drawin Girls in Italian Vogue

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Check out GDG’s Melody Severns and Daisy Church’s interview about Girls Drawin Girls with “Art with Enyart.” Hear about Volume I hijinks, low brow art in LA, women in animation, and more!!! On-Location: @CTN ANIMATION EXPO – from indieanimator on Vimeo.

Female Animators Draw
Pin-Up Girls

“By day, women from the group Girls Drawin’
Girls are animators for shows such as Futurama and South Park.
But in their spare time they draw pin-up girls. They’re bringing
a different perspective to this sexy genre. Melody Severns,
founder of Girls Drawin’ Girls, talks with Alex Cohen. “



NPR Radio Interview

Forbidden PanelGirls Drawing Girls – Meltdown Comics Gallery – Aug ’09

“Girls Drawing Girls is a group of ladies involved in the art/entertainment business world, focusing on art/animation; some are professionals some are freelance, but all are exceptionally talented.  The GOS exhibit was a showcase of satirical, erotic, daring, whimsical and supremely executed pieces from an all female group that really showed that women can draw as well or better than the boys, and really have fun with it too.” Forbidden Panel

Forbidden Panel Interview

GirlsDrawinGirls: A Girl In Time

Magazine interviews Girls Drawin’ Girls about the group and
current projects.


Interview with Melody Severns for Pink Ray Gun.

Drawing Girls Interview

GirlsDrawinGirls: A Girl In Time

is the female take on the female form. Further, it’s a chance
to finally put the spotlight on female artists in an industry
which is historically male dominated. A book showcasing the
art is currently in the works. Meet the artists! Don’t forget
your party shoes!” -AWN

post of GDG Gallery Show

A Girl In Time


“Girl animation artists drawing girls. Cool. It’s
a new book, it’s a gallery show, it’s an event
on January 20th at Pehr Space in Los Angeles.” -CartoonBrew

Brew post of
Gallery Show