5 Jeffrey Catherine Jones (1944-2011)
Jeffrey Catherine Jones was a legendary illustrator, and, so far as I know, is the only trans woman artist on this list. She drew for Fantastic Magazine, Heavy Metal, DC Comics, King Comics, Gold Key Comics, Skywald Publications, Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, and Wally Wood’s Witzend. She also illustrated over 150 book covers in her career, with genres including not only fantasy and sci-fi, but romance, humor, mainstream fiction, horror, and Westerns. She was quite prolific, painting a cover a week for many years. From 1972-75 Catherine drew her own comic strip, titled Idyl, which was published in National Lampoon Magazine. Her next strip, I'm Age was published in Heavy Metal in the '80's. She won the World Fantasy Award in 1986. She was also nominated four times for a Hugo Award, and also almost won a Chelsea Award. Spectrum named her a grand master. Five books showcasing her work have been published. Frank Frazetta, of whom Catherine was a disciple, called her 'the greatest living artist.' In 2012 Maria P. Cabardo created a documentary titled Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones.