Cat yronwode

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Cat yronwode AKA Catherine Anna Manfredi AKA Catherine "Cat" Yronwode aka cat yronwode (ironwood)

America 1947 - present

Comments: Comic book fan turned professional; Wicca; Hoodoo and herbs; Folk magic; Sex magick; as editor for Kitchen Sink, Ken Pierce Publishing, made the classic newspaper comic strip artists available today; created idea that the Vishanti were actually Agamotto, Hoggoth, and Oshtur, 1979; great human being;

Teachers: Stewart Brand; Maggie Thompson; R, Crumb; Henri Gamache; Godfrey Selig; Joseph W. Kay (a.k.a. Joseph Spitalnick); William De Laurence; A.E. Waite; Pamela Colman Smith; Jorge Luis Borges; Nicola Tesla ; Marie Laveau; Robert Anton Wilson; Wilhelm Reich; J. R. R. Tolkien; Fritz Leiber; Talbot Mundy ; Arthur Ward aka Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward AKA Sax Rohmer, creator of Fu Manchu  ; Walter Gibson of The Shadow; Lord Dunsany; Stan Lee ; Steve Ditko ; Roy Thomas ; Robert Graves; Kurt Vonnegut Jr; Winsor McCay of Lil Nemo ; George Herriman of Krazy Kat; Theodore Sturgeon ; Richard and Mimi Farina ;

Students: Larry Marder, creator of Beanworld; Darius James; Sallie Ann Glassman; Peter B. Gillis , comics writer;

Friends:Caroll Poke Runyon; Oberon Otter Zell-Ravenheart; Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart; Peter Paskin, aka "Ironwood"/ yronwode; Trina Robbins; Dean Mullaney, 1st husband; Tyagi Nagasiva (now Nagasiva Bryan W Yronwode), 2nd husband; Denis McFarling; Lou Mougin ; David Cuccio; Eluki XXX; Barrance C. Lespine ; Michael Wm. Kaluta; Roger Stern; Mark Gruenwald; Steve Englehart ; Frank Brunner; Steve Gerber; Mary Skrenes ; Barry Windsor Smith ; Don McGregor ; Denny O'Neil ; Jim Starlin ; Len Wein ; Marv Wolfman ;


Organizations: editor, Eclipse Comics Company; Tolstoy Peace Farm in WA.; the Equitable Farm commune, CA.; the Garden of Joy Blues commune in Birch Tree, MI.; Bay Area Astrologers Group,; Comic Book Legal Defense Fund;

Author:Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure, 2002; The Dreamery comic series, edited the Will Eisner Spirit comics; faux-medieval cookbook, My Lady's Closet Opened and the Secret of Baking Revealed by Two Gentlewomen, 1969 with her Mom; Organic Gardening Magazine; The California Gardener's Book of Lists (1998); monthly column in Comics Buyer's Guide; The Art of Will Eisner, 1981 ; Women and the Comics, with Trina Robbins; The Lesser Book of the Vishanti, including the original The Lesser Book of the Vishanti: "Deities, Powers, and Forces, 1979 ; Return from Reality zine; "Discrete Little Items zine";

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