A.K. Summers was born in San Francisco and grew up in California and Georgia. She holds degrees from Oberlin College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received an MFA in printmaking. She is the creator of "Negativa: Chicago's Astute Lezbo Fantasy Mag", a comic zine (1991-1993). In 1994, she embarked on an extended experiment with animation. Her first short, "Topless Dickless Clueless", a 12-minute black-and-white cell animation (1994) screened at festivals internationally. It was followed by "World Without Femmes Part III: Street of the Discounted" (1998, rev. 2000, 13 min., color). In 1999, she received a NYFA fellowship in Computer Arts for her work on "World Without Femmes". In 2003, Summers decided to return to comics. She is currently at work on "Pregnant Butch", a semi-autobiographical account of her own pregnancy, and "The Minotaur & the Bicycle", a graphic novel for children. Summers lives with her partner and son in Providence, Rhode Island.
PREGNANT BUTCH is the semi-autobiographical story of a butch dyke enduring that most deeply feminizing of processes--pregnancy.