Cara Sherman Tereno

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[[Image:RomulanWine.jpg]] Cover art by Cara Sherman Tereno for her 1970s zine Romulan Wine.
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[[Image:RomulanWine.jpg|right|frame|'''Romulan Wine'''<br/>Cover art by Cara Sherman Tereno]]
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'''Cara Sherman Tereno''' was born in 1953 in the state of Nevada and died in February 1996.
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''Cara Sherman Tereno'' was born in 1953 in the state of [[Nevada]] and died in February 1996.
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She left her home state of Nevada to attend Wheelock College in Boston, then studied at the Kubert School of Comic Art in New Jersey, where she met and married Lloyd Tereno. In the 1970s she published the media science fiction fanzine [[Romulan Wine]], which was dedicated to the original television series ''Star Trek''.
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She left her home state of Nevada to attend Wheelock College in Boston, then studied at the Kubert School of Comic Art in [[New Jersey]], where she met and married Lloyd Tereno.  
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Dave Puckett, comics artist, writes, "Cara published a fanzine called ''Romulan Wine'' which was basically dedicated to Star Trek, of which she (and I as well) were big fans (...) She had asked me if I was interested in writing and penciling a strip, and she'd revise and ink it, and we wanted something in the ''Star Trek'' fashion. I wrote a story about Ancient Vulcan, the main character of which was a chieftain named Mort III. Cara loved it, but was afraid that Gene Roddenberry might not approve, so she wrote him several times, and eventually, he did indeed approve of the script and even gave his blessing, making it an authorized part of Vulcan History. She published it in two-parts in her fanzine, and, to my knowledge, it was the first time anything in comic strip format referring to Ancient Vulcan was ever published. The one precedent we set in the storyline? The sun on Vulcan rose from the West."
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Cara Sherman-Tereno was one of the few women to work in mainstream American comics. She was employed by DC, but for herself and the non-mainstream press she produced gay vampire erotica, such as 'Life With The Vampire', drawn in 1978, published in Taboo in 1989. Cara died of leukemia in February 1996, aged 44.
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==Professional History==
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===Zines===
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*[[Romulan Wine]]
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Cara Sherman-Tereno was one of the few women to work in mainstream American comics. She was employed by DC, but for herself and the non-mainstream press she produced gay vampire erotica, such as 'Life With The Vampire' (drawn in 1978, published in Taboo in 1989). Cara died of leukemia in February 1996, aged 44.
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==Notes==
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"Cara published a fanzine called ''[[Romulan Wine]]'' which was basically dedicated to Star Trek, of which she (and I as well) were big fans [...] She had asked me if I was interested in writing and penciling a strip, and she'd revise and ink it, and we wanted something in the ''[[Star Trek]]'' fashion. I wrote a story about Ancient Vulcan, the main character of which was a chieftain named Mort III. Cara loved it, but was afraid that [[Gene Roddenberry]] might not approve, so she wrote him several times, and eventually, he did indeed approve of the script and even gave his blessing, making it an authorized part of Vulcan History. She published it in two-parts in her fanzine, and, to my knowledge, it was the first time anything in comic strip format referring to Ancient Vulcan was ever published. The one precedent we set in the storyline? The sun on Vulcan rose from the West." -[[Dave Puckett]]
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==External Links==                   
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* [http://lambiek.net/artists/s/sherman-tereno_cara.htm Biography]
* [http://lambiek.net/artists/s/sherman-tereno_cara.htm Biography]
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* [http://elmosjunction.blogspot.com/2005/02/gal-i-used-to-know.html Tribute to Cara Sherman Toreno]
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* [http://fanlore.org/wiki/Romulan_Wine Cara Sherman Toreno's zine Romulan Wine]
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[[Category:Zinester|Sherman Tereno]]
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[[Category:Artist|Sherman Tereno]]

Revision as of 22:44, 7 November 2012

Romulan WineCover art by Cara Sherman Tereno
Romulan Wine
Cover art by Cara Sherman Tereno

Cara Sherman Tereno was born in 1953 in the state of Nevada and died in February 1996.

She left her home state of Nevada to attend Wheelock College in Boston, then studied at the Kubert School of Comic Art in New Jersey, where she met and married Lloyd Tereno. In the 1970s she published the media science fiction fanzine Romulan Wine, which was dedicated to the original television series Star Trek.

Dave Puckett, comics artist, writes, "Cara published a fanzine called Romulan Wine which was basically dedicated to Star Trek, of which she (and I as well) were big fans (...) She had asked me if I was interested in writing and penciling a strip, and she'd revise and ink it, and we wanted something in the Star Trek fashion. I wrote a story about Ancient Vulcan, the main character of which was a chieftain named Mort III. Cara loved it, but was afraid that Gene Roddenberry might not approve, so she wrote him several times, and eventually, he did indeed approve of the script and even gave his blessing, making it an authorized part of Vulcan History. She published it in two-parts in her fanzine, and, to my knowledge, it was the first time anything in comic strip format referring to Ancient Vulcan was ever published. The one precedent we set in the storyline? The sun on Vulcan rose from the West."

Cara Sherman-Tereno was one of the few women to work in mainstream American comics. She was employed by DC, but for herself and the non-mainstream press she produced gay vampire erotica, such as 'Life With The Vampire', drawn in 1978, published in Taboo in 1989. Cara died of leukemia in February 1996, aged 44.

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