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Lynn Harris, co-creator of Breakup Girl,
is communications director for the global human rights organization Breakthrough.
She is also author of the comic novel
Death By Chick Lit,
dubbed "brilliant" by New York Magazine, and its prequel,
She is a (retired) award-winning journalist, essayist, and media commentator
on gender, relationships, politics, and culture high and low.
Her other books include Breakup Girl
to the Rescue! A Superhero's Guide to Love, and Lack Thereof and He Loved Me, He
Loves Me Not, wherein Breakup Girl made her debut.
Lynn was co-writer of (and the voice of our heroine in) the Breakup Girl animated television series and co-writer and star
of Breakup Girl LIVE, Gotham Comedy Club's longest
running variety show.
Formerly a contributing writer for Salon.com and a contributing editor at Glamour, Lynn also
wrote frequently for Nerve.com, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The
Washington Post, and many others. She has appeared on Good Morning America,
Today, ABC News, CNN, Queen Latifah, Montel Williams, Lifetime, and numerous
other talk and radio shows throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Lynn performed standup comedy in New York and elsewhere for ten years. Her
July 2002 Off-Broadway two-woman show Lynn Harris on Ice, co-starring Betsy Fast, played to sellout crowds.
Lynn is now happily married, which equips her all the better to serve you.
Email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cartoonist / Designer / Animator
Chris Kalb co-created Breakup
Girl, when he illustrated and designed Lynn Harris' He Loved Me, He Loves Me Not.
Chris did similar duties on Tray
Gourmet: Be Your Own Chef in the College Cafeteria (Lake Isle Press),
which Lynn wrote with well-adjusted ex-boyfriend Larry Berger. Chris' illustrations
also appear in 'Scuse
Me While I Kiss This Guy and Other Misheard Lyrics by Gavin Edwards
(Fireside), and Up
Your [SAT] Score (Workman), among others.
His newest book Cooking
Rocks! Rachel Ray's 30-Minute Meals For Kids was a
New York Times Bestseller among children's chapter books.
On the web, Chris has designed
for Sci Fi Channel, Nike,
Drug Strategies, and Graphitti
Designs. He's done his best work, though, for himself: a series of pages
about 1930s pulp heroes, including
Doc Savage (a Cool Site of
the Day), and The Spider (Flash!
QuickTime! QTVR!). Wired Magazine said that his Spider Kit "unites the
best of interactive technology, American pop culture, and our own childhood
dream worlds." More years ago than he cares to mention, Chris' comic strip in
the Yale Daily News won him Scripps-Howard's Charles M. Schulz Award
for the nation's most promising college cartoonist.
Post-Oxygen, Chris has been getting plenty of sleep. (Finally!) And he has happily
retreated to Old Media -- as the Art Director of Sci Fi magazine.
Email Chris at email@example.com
BG's former senior producer and editor, Colin Lingle, is still trying
to save the world, though now from the friendly confines of the ivory
tower (which is no longer ivory, of course, and hasn't been a tower
for ages). As a doctoral student in Communication at the University
of Washington, he's trying to figure out what we talk about when we
talk about politics, technology, the environment and popular culture.
Occasionally, stray thoughts about such things appear on his blog,
Big Ink. He thinks he probably
enjoys hiking, kayaking and long walks on the beach, but as a grad
student, he can't really remember. He loves Seattle, misses New York
and flirts with San Francisco. As always, he keeps his Team BG
decoder ring in perfect working condition.
Breakup Girl Friday
You'll remember Betsy as BG's online and onstage sidekick, Breakup Girl Friday.
No longer kicking anyone's side, she's now Editor in Chief of TWIST, a magazine for
teens. Tune into E! and VH1 and spot her discussing important topics such as how much celebrities spend on themselves and why we care. (The
E! True Hollywood Story: Britney and Kevin is a must-see.) Betsy's been racing
triathlons for five years and is currently training for the Disney Half-Ironman
in May. (Want to sponsor her bike shorts? It's for a good cause!) When she's not
swimming, biking, running or hanging out with her pals from TeamBG, Betsy's at
home making out with the world's greatest mutt, Cheese.
(Miss Cheese Louise if you're nasty.)
Mike has recently done animation for SciFi.com's
Tremors properties. He published his first comic book in Baltimore at the age
of 11. After studying biology and art at Yale, he moved to New York and became
a temp. He continues his studies at the Parsons School of Design and The School
of Visual Arts, and has illustrated for Alloy, A. Magazine, Penguin Putnam,
MTV, and Nickelodeon. A guy he met in line for Star Wars tickets got him his
first job as an animator.
Paul the Intern
Paul is a stand up comic, filmmaker and television producer now living outside
of San Francisco. He has appeared on HBO Sports' Curse of the Bambino and
Reverse the Curse of the Bambino as well as on Trio TV and on Monk. He has been
a producer for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart as well as Nick@Nite and Animal
Planet. Currently he is producing a show for public television at KQED TV, San
Francisco. The trailer for his first feature film, First Time Caller, can be
found at www.firsttimecaller.com. Unlike his Breakup Girl alter ego, Paul has found love and marriage and
is the proud father of twin boys.
Like Brad Pitt, Gregory Young is a refugee of Springfield,
Mo, the "Queen City Of The Ozarks." Like Brad Pitt, he studied journalism
at the University Of Missouri -Columbia. Unlike Brad Pitt, he graduated. After
moving to New York to intern for Entertainment Weekly, he wove himself
into the fabric of New York culture and nightlife; he's now the the theater
critic for HX Magazine, a paper-pusher for BMG, and a deejay
at Bar Below in Brooklyn.
Breakupgirl.net Psychotherapist-in-Residence/ Someone Else's Mom
BG consulted Belleruth Naparstek whenever a letter seemed to
present a particularly knotty psychological concern. Belleruth is author of
Staying Well with Guided Imagery and
Your Sixth Sense
and creator of the Health
Journeys guided imagery audio series, over 42 titles in all, geared to
helping with various physical and emotional issues. Her most
recent book is Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal.
(Please do not send correspondence intended for BG to Belleruth.