It was a good day (August 20th) for Marvel to announce that Eve Ewing was the writer on a newly launching Riri Williams: Ironheart series. Kelly Sue DeConnick and many more are supporting another round of the #VisibleWomen hashtag today for women comic book creators to promote themselves, their work, and their availability.
Here was the prompt: Tweet your portfolio link(s) in the appropriate format below with the hashtag #VisibleWomen *any time on August 20th.*
We will signal boost the tweet AND add your info to our #VisibleWomen spreadsheet, which is available free of charge to any hiring professional in the comic book industry.
The goals of the initiative are to raise the visibility of women in our industry and to get you work.
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It was running from 9 a.m. PST to 4 p.m. PST, and the response was LARGE! There are hundreds of entries. Here are just a few, a number from people you know — and don’t.
— Maria Nguyen (༶ૢ˃̵̑◡˂̵̑༶ૢ) (@DTNart) August 20, 2018
I’m Han and I’m a queer cartoonist! You may know me from my tomb raider covers! I am currently working on a scifi comic about lesbian mech warriors in space. I also color comics. My portfolio is https://t.co/5qZmJAfTFH #VisibleWomen pic.twitter.com/Z8oa9ZT3QY
— Han 🌈 (@HannahTempler) August 20, 2018
I’m Jen Bartel! I’m a queer Asian American comic artist primarily known for my covers, but I’m also the interior artist of BLACKBIRD, coming to you from Image this October. 🌈💖✨ #VisibleWomen ⭐️ https://t.co/2n1wAhyRmi | https://t.co/R1tApQTfGL | https://t.co/DttC6PcWxB ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/Gb91zbIjCi
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) August 20, 2018
Seems like it’s time for #visiblewomen again! I’m Djamila and I love drawing characters and illustrations that evoke a sense of wonder and nostalgia. https://t.co/DJoTmq6ax4 pic.twitter.com/W1peHz9K7u
— Djamila Knopf (@djamilaknopf) August 20, 2018
— Yoshi Yoshitani @ Dragoncon 634 (@yoshisquared) August 20, 2018
— Rachael Stott (@RachaelAtWork) August 20, 2018
— Ilana Steinberg (@lanibirdtweets) August 20, 2018
— natto🍖 (@fox_troupe) August 20, 2018
Hello #VisibleWomen I’m Nadia Shammas, an Arab-American writer and editor. I’m the creator of the CORPUS Anthology, which focuses on illness healthcare, and disability, and a Type 1 Diabetic. I’m working on a Middle Eastern fantasy and I love any projects involving witches. pic.twitter.com/hzAOUY7OAx
— Nadia Shammas @FLAMECON (@Nadia_Shammas_) August 20, 2018
— JV (@javi_draws) August 20, 2018
Apparently it’s #VisibleWomen day so here’s mines! I’m Kimmy an illustrator who dreams of one day being hired by a studio so I can draw for a living. I love character design and creating concept art! pic.twitter.com/j74OMJjUhd
— Kimmy (@Kimmy_arts) August 20, 2018
yay #VisibleWomen is back!! i’m chuck, a bi disaster who draws comics about my experiences living with mental illness…using pigeons 🐦
i’m also crowdfunding a book!! u can check out the link in my bio ✨ pic.twitter.com/Ls2E5bgVEi
— chuck 🐦🌷 (@charlubby) August 20, 2018
Hello my dears #VisibleWomen is back!
I’m currently an art director on 2 animated series, one for Nickelodeon, the other for Amazon! I love drawing lazy moods & slice of life moments in my down time.
I also love gardening & hitting the gym 💪🌿🙏✨ pic.twitter.com/kmqhWEOY9K
— Domareen Fox (@DommiFox) August 20, 2018
hi, i’m max, i’m an aspiring children’s book illustrator and freelance illustrator from germany! #visiblewomen
— max🌟 (@mxiiha) August 20, 2018
Hi! I’m Michelle Wong, a comic artist and illustrator who likes tough girls and aesthetically pleasing horror. ✨
Instagram: https://t.co/DPZUcvSUkd#VisibleWomen pic.twitter.com/ghHStSprmE
— Michelle Wong (@lokhelle) August 20, 2018
I’m Marley Z and I draw the comics! Most recently finished up the series Shade the Changing Girl at DC Comics/Young Animal! pic.twitter.com/SoX13Hru6m
— Marley Zarcone (@kittycoffee) August 20, 2018
Hi, my name is Alison Sampson. I draw comics, make illustration and design things, am currently drawing Hit Girl: Mumbai for @ImageComics /@mrmarkmillar https://t.co/waPHmZDHBr [email protected] #visiblewomen pic.twitter.com/eJ1gkRV4Mx
— Alison Sampson (@alis_samp) August 20, 2018
I’m Alex de Campi, an Eisner- and Bram Stoker-nominated writer of comics, prose & TV. Things I have out this summer are: JUDGE DREDD, GHOST IN THE SHELL, BAD GIRLS, TAARNA, and TWISTED ROMANCE. HELLS KITCHEN MOVIE CLUB comics free, via hashtag #hkmc. #VisibleWomen pic.twitter.com/v6nKAKZQub
— Alex de Campi (@alexdecampi) August 20, 2018
Hi! I’m Kelly Thompson. I write comics and novels currently including: West Coast Avengers, Mr & Mrs X, Jessica Jones, Nancy Drew and the forthcoming Uncanny X-Men! #visiblewomen https://t.co/U41PpRkrOO #VisibleWomen pic.twitter.com/DzvcNEOP0j
— KELLY THOMPSON (@79SemiFinalist) August 20, 2018
Hi #VisibleWomen ! I’m Chi and I’m a Vietnamese visdev artist/illustrator based in LA. I love drawing soft, fashionable girls, and characters’ story moments. I always try to experiment with different styles, graphics, and colors ✨💖 pic.twitter.com/aJtBg8oY7W
— chi (@chillustrates) August 20, 2018
— Zoe Thorogood (@zoethorogood) August 20, 2018
— Marion Bordeyne (@galaxyspeaking) August 20, 2018
— Maria Nguyen (༶ૢ˃̵̑◡˂̵̑༶ૢ) (@DTNart) August 20, 2018
Hi! I’m Rian and I’m an illustrator from the Philippines! I make comic covers and I I love rainbows and cute things! 💖🌈 a 90s candy chick 💖 #VisibleWomen 💖https://t.co/2wnX1B3hUg 🦄 https://t.co/QH6IyStG6C 🐱https://t.co/SoEgV6Ib7o ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/GLk5b55LKV
— Rian Gonzales 🌈 (@rianbowart) August 20, 2018
Hi! I’m Allison, I’m a storyboard artist on a Disney live action feature. I previously worked with WB and Marvel Animation. I love sketching, dad shirts & illustrating ❤️#VisibleWomen
— Allison Smith (@allisonsmithart) August 20, 2018
— Bev Johnson (@beverlylove) August 20, 2018
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