Emily Bowen Cohen

Emily Bowen Cohen is a writer and visual artist. Her graphic novel, Two Tribes, will be published August 15, 2023 by Heartdrum, a Native-focused imprint at HarperCollins. In 2022,she was the Peleh Foundation and the NeighborhoodBK Artist-in-Residence in Berkeley, CA and Brooklyn, NY. Emily’s background informs her passion for creating complicated Indigenous characters. She is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and grew up in rural Oklahoma. Her father was the Chief of Staff at their tribal hospital and her mother is a nice Jewish girl from New Jersey. After her father’s early death, she was separated from her Native family. A decade later, she returned to Oklahoma for a bittersweet homecoming.  She’s been writing and drawing stories about the weirdness of being Indigenous in America ever since.