Nicole Hollander graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1960 and is known for her daily comic strip titled Sylvia. She is also known for her graphic design work in the feminist publication, The Spokeswoman, where she had the opportunity to transform the newsletter into a monthly magazine. She also created a comic strip called The Feminist Funnies, which was extremely successful, and illustrated several other works. Today, she continues to draw and teach.
Women featured in our weekly series are part of the 150 for 150 website Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The website was created by the Gender Equity Council and the University Library to highlight women who have made significant achievements during their time at the University either as students, staff, faculty, or alumni.