Carla Speed McNeil is a writer, cartoonist, and comic artist who is best known for her original comic series, Finder. She is the artist of "Sisters", the Avatar: The Last Airbender release for Free Comic Book Day 2015.

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McNeil was born in Hammond, Louisiana. She made her foray into comic publishing with Finder in 1996, which was later made available as a webcomic in 2005.

McNeil has written and illustrated comics for anthologies including Dignifying Science and Smut Peddler. She also worked as an illustrator on the Oni Press series Queen & Country in 2003 and provided a two-page guest-illustrator spot for Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City. She is editor-in-chief and print manager of Saucy Goose Press, which produces Smut Peddler and other related projects. Her adaptation of D. J. MacHale's first Pendragon book, The Merchant of Death, was released on May 20, 2008.


  • 2011: Won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Graphic Novel) for Finder: Voice
  • 2009: Won the Eisner Award for Best Webcomic for Finder
  • 2005: Won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series for Finder
  • 2004: Won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series for Finder
  • 1998: Won the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent
  • 1997: Won the Lulu Awards' Kimberly Yale Award for Best New Talent for Finder and Shanda the Panda
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