Shifter Archive showcase: Steven Wintle

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Contributor: Steven Wintle

Often sited as THE creator of Jenny Everywhere, Steven Wintle insists Jenny was a group effort from the Barbelith Underground forums; in the pursuit of a true open-source character.

Steven made his first posts and suggestions on August 13, 2001 for “The Shifter”. A character that would ultimately become the Jenny Everywhere we know today. (More on The Shifter Archive)

He also provided the first two images of The Shifter, and had later released them as public domain.

In Steven’s early description of The Shifter, he is quotes as saying:

She has short, dark hair. She usually wears aviation goggles on top of her head and a scarf around her neck. Otherwise, she dresses in comfortable clothes. She is average size and has a good body image. She has loads of confidence and charisma. She appears to be Asian or Native American. She has a ready smile.

Around the time (or before) other people from the forums started making their own Jenny Everywhere comics (though the precise timeline is unknown), Steven posted an unfinished, six page comic with the title “Cars”. (Which can be read on The Shifter Archive).


Steven Wintle, and a few other of the early comic creators of Jenny Everywhere, appeared on the 20th episode of The Webcomic Beacon back in 2008. There was much discussed and is a very good listen.

Another comic Steven made is one he made for Jenny’s 10th birthday. It is entitled “Tribute”. (You can read it on Steven’s blog)

Steven’s Webite:

The Shifter Archive Profile Page:

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 11:16 am in Ad, Showcase. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed.