In honor of Women's History Month, we are highlighting current female writers and artists who have made an impact on the comic book industry in recent years. Below are three women that you should go and read right now.
Writer and illustrator Raina Telgemeier has been crowned by Comics Alliance as the new queen of graphic novels. In 2014, she dominated sales with Sisters, and Smile, autobiographical stories about her life as a pre-teen, and Drama, a fictional story about a middle schooler who wants to shine in her school play. Telgemeier also illustrated Babysitter Club graphic novels and has had stories featured in eight anthologies. Her primary work focuses on dealing with the pain of growing up, and are a great resource for any kid trying to figure it all out.
Natasha Allegri started as a storyboard artists for Adventure Time and has designed multiple characters for the series. Her designs also include the popular Fionna and Cake, who are gender swapped versions of the original characters. She has written and illustrated Adventure Time comic books and has created her own series Bee and Puppycat (which also has a comic book!).
G. Willow Wilson has written various comic books and graphic novels, but is best known for bringing the beloved Kamala Khan (known as Ms. Marvel). She has worked on X-men, Captain Marvel and A-Force for Marvel and Vixen: Return of the Lion for DC Comics. These comic books that focus on women superheroes. Her portrayal of Kamala Khan in particular has gained critical acclaim for its positive representation of Muslims in America.
These are only a few of the women who are making strides in the comic book industry. Who are your favorites?