Janet Hetherington

Posted on September 14th, 2022

Janet Hetherington is an Ottawa-based storyteller who specializes in writing and drawing comics, scripting movies and creating animated shorts that reflect her love for science fiction and fantasy. She is the creator of the Eternal Romance comic book series, which was published under her Best Destiny imprint. Janet has worked on numerous comics projects, including Elvira, Mistress of the Dark from Claypool Comics, which she scripted for six years. She has also contributed to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, as well as Gothic Tales of Haunted Love, Honey West/Kolchak the Night Stalker #1 and Love in Tights. Janet is a 1999 Aurora Award winner for excellence in Canadian science fiction and fantasy. She has served as a judge for comics’ prestigious Eisner Awards (1997) and for the Canada Council for the Arts (2003). She wrote the retro sci-fi film Galaxy Warriors, a low budget project filmed during the pandemic which recently premiered at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival where it won Outstanding Science Fiction Film.