RAMONA FRADON has been illustrating comic books since 1950, when one of her first assignments was on DC’s Shining Knight. Her first regular assignment for the company – and the one for which she is best known – was penciling the stories of Aquaman for Adventure Comics, where she created the character of Aqualad. Later, she co-created the enduring elemental character, Metamorpho.
Among her many assignments, Ramona also drew Plastic Man and Freedom Fighters for DC, and The Cat for Marvel. Her work is probably most recognizable from the Super Friends comic, which she drew for almost its entire run, from 1977 to early 1981.
Following her work for DC – until her retirement in 1995 – she drew the daily Brenda Starr newspaper strip. Fradon was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006, and her new book was recently released, The Dinosaur That Got Tired of Being Extinct.