C. Simpson is a graduate of The Evergreen State College, was once a reporter for a weekly newspaper, and did a stint for a year as a graduate student in communication at Washington State University. As an undergraduate, she was a finalist for the 1998 Scripps-Howard Foundation Charles M. Schulz College Cartoonist Award, and won the 1999 College Media Advisers award for Best Strip Cartoon.
Her first music CD, Shiver, was released in May 2005. Simpson lives in Auburn, Washington with her boyfriend David Brodbeck. D. C. Simpson should not be confused with the editorial cartoonist David Simpson, who was fired from the Tulsa newspaper Tulsa World for plagiarizing the work of editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart of The Hartford Courant. After appearing at local open mike nights, D.
C. Simpson has gone on to become a local musician and songwriter. As well as selling her works online, she has performed live at various cafes and bars in her local area. Her first music CD, Shiver, was released in May 2005.
She cites as influences R.E.M. and Elliott Smith. Her most well known song is "Still Nina", both based on character from Fullmetal Alchemist and popularised by anime music videos using the song. This song is closely followed in popularity by "If I Can't Get To London", influenced by Harry Potter. Read more on Last.fm.
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