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30 of Our Most Favorite Women Comic Artists of 2016 (and Beyond)

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To just about all of us here at The Mary Sue, comics make the world go ’round. So, in the spirit of doing work and keeping things awesome, we decided we should go ahead and share some of our most favorite women comic artists of 2016 (and a few beyond). Here, you’ll find a list of women whose tireless work breathe wonderful life into one of our most favorite mediums. We hope that you can maybe find a brand new artist or comic to support here, because believe me, each and every one of these women is so incredibly talented and well worth your time and comic money.

If you’re looking for a quick sampling of our list, here are a few of our favorite highlights:

  • Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, AKA HellcatGoldie Vance)
  • Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly)
  • Tula Lotay (Supreme Blue RoseThe Wicked + The Divine)
  • Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush)
  • Irene Koh (Legend of Korra)
  • Gurihiru (Gwenpool)
  • Sophie Campbell (Jem and the Holograms)
  • Becky Cloonan (Gotham AcademySouthern Cross)
  • Megan Levens (Spell on Wheels)

Without further ado, let’s get to the list (presented in no particular order, of course), shall we?

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (, and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters ( She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.