She was a graduate of Carleton University’s school of journalism.
Hetherington met Ron Sutton at a comics convention. She was carrying with her a sketch for which she needed a skilled artist to complete. She approached Ron and asked him to finish it. He agreed and out of this first encounter blossomed a romance and a partnership.
She and Ron Sutton created a humorous cartoon strip based partly on themselves called “Jannie Weezie” which appeared in the Ottawa Citizen in 1994. See JANNE WHEEZIE. They also created a dark character called “Spinnerette” See SPINNERETTE
In addition to those listed below, she has worked on titles: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Honey West/Kolchak the Night Stalker and Love In Tights.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
“Crushed.” Illus., Ron Sutton. Col., Becka Kinzie. Let., Zakk Saam. Gothic Tales of Haunted Love. Ed., H. Nicholson & S.M. Beiko. Bedside Press, 2018: 12-21.
Perf & Guage vol. 1, Spring / Summer 1996.Illus., Ron Sutton.. Canada Post.
PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Armageddon Rising, no date. “Spinnerette: Truce Or Consequences.” Illus., Ron Sutton. Millenium Publications.
Song of the Sirens, Book 2, Earth, no date. “Spinnerette: Survival Instinct.” Illus., Ron Sutton. Millenium Publications.
WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR:
BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
“Both Sides Of The Table & Between The Sheets.” The Secret Loves Of Geek Girls. Bedside Press, 2015: 81-88.
CO-WRITER & CO-ILLUSTRATOR:
Cover & Content:
Eternal Romance . Labour Of Love Sketch Book. Co- writ. & Co-illus., Ron Sutton. Hetherington/Sutton Studio, Summer 1998. Edition limited to 250 copies.
“Creators: Janet Hetherington.” Gothic Tales of Haunted Love. Ed., H. Nicholson & S.M. Beiko. Bedside Press, 2018: 215.
“Artists bring own lives to art, art to life.” The Ottawa Citizen, 2 May 1994: A2.