About Jen

Photograph of Jen Van Meter

Photo courtesy of Charlie Chu, 2010

Jen Van Meter is a writer of comics best known for her Eisner-nominated Hopeless Savages series from Oni Press, which follows the adventures of a pair of semi-retired punk rock musicians and their eccentric children. She has also written short stories, single issues and several miniseries for Dark Horse, DC & Marvel Comics, including the Glyph-nominated Black Lightning: Year One and 2010’s Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Black Cat.

Born and raised in Fresno, California, Jen received a B.A. in English from Vassar College and an M.A. in Folklore Studies & Literature in English from the University of Oregon.

Jen resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband, writer Greg Rucka, and their children. While she knows she will never teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, she likes to imagine getting it to mumble along to Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” for a few minutes.