It is not just random happenstance that male authors in general, and male comic artists specifically, are published in greater number than female authors and comic artists: it is a matter of opportunity, which is offered more easily and more often to men than it is to women.
Some claim that this preference is a matter of talent (lack of it on women’s part), so every year female comic artists fill twitter with their incredible works, leaving no doubt that the claim is merely a bad excuse from those who believe women are less capable, less artistic, less able to create beautiful art. From those who don’t even bother giving them a chance.
Book Riot has compiled a few of those #VisibleWomen tweets – a random choice, because we couldn’t put them all in here! Check them out and let yourself be mesmerized by the talent of our female comic artists!
I'm Steffi and I'm a freelance illustrator and character designer who loves drawing ladies with swords or aliens (in no specific order lol). Currently available to work on cool projects part-time! pic.twitter.com/3Y04bBcyxe
— Steffi @ BLM✊🏾🌈 (@juststeffiart) August 21, 2018
— Han von Aegir💙🦁🧀 (@hanromii) August 21, 2018
— 🌺 maria @ acnh 🍑 (@mariatries) August 21, 2018
— Nyambura (@nashohmy) August 21, 2018
— 🐰 gale galligan 🐰 (@robochai) August 21, 2018
— Ju Li Khaw (@Juleshortstuff) August 21, 2018
I'm Pearlgray. Thai freelance illustrator and animator. I love character design and playing with glitters!
— Pearlgray (@pearlgraymook) August 21, 2018
— snotty (@snottle) August 21, 2018
— Dixie🍑✨@I Will Persevere (@peachydixieee) August 21, 2018
hi, im rosie from italy, im 19 and completely self-taught!
i struggled a lot with art because ive never had a flair for it… i wasnt even sure if i deserved a place in #VisibleWomen! calling myself an artist feels like a challenge sometimes, but i hope i can keep improving! pic.twitter.com/mgUJzCm6LO
— rostoner (@biquoi) August 21, 2018
— Rayanne ★ (@raynnings) August 21, 2018
— Casey_Landerkin (@CaseyLanderkin) August 21, 2018
— كنده (@ItsKenda) August 21, 2018
— Adanna 👑 (@Adxnna) August 21, 2018
I'm Kelly, a Singaporean graphic designer and illustrator who loves robots, supernatural things and mythology. I enjoy drawing little comics and fanart in my downtime #VisibleWomen pic.twitter.com/xx3cgZ7zmO
— Polarain (@poularain) August 21, 2018
— Laorel🌿🌙 (@Laorel_creates) August 21, 2018
HI i'm milly!!! 🌟
as i seek to embrace my history & identity as a cambodian woman through learning and dialogue, i ultimately hope to express who i am and the stories that have impacted me in my art! #visiblewomen ❤️ pic.twitter.com/g9BnS8IkCj
— ｡•́‿•̀)♥ 🌱 (@saejimas) August 21, 2018
uuu let's do this again
— Pia 🐤 @ uni hiatus (@APOLLOJUSTlCE) August 21, 2018
I'm a Black and Japanese illustrator who likes drawing cute girls ✨
I also like making comics and animations 😊
— Nachoz 🌸 (@NachozArts) August 21, 2018
— Shaikara 🌿 (@shaikaradavid) August 21, 2018
HELLO #VisibleWomen my name's shannon, I'm Asexual and I love girls!! My background is in costume design for theatre and sometimes I like to incorporate that into my art. I'll also always add flowers whenever I can 👌🌸🌻🌷✨ pic.twitter.com/RQUna247bh
— SHAN [Alisee] 🌸 (@heyshannuckles) August 21, 2018
Hi, my name is Kaol Porfirio, I'm from Brazil 🇧🇷. I work with games (@kuupudev), clothing printing design, sometimes I make comics and I created a series of illustrations called Fight Like a Girl.
— Kaol Porfírio | 💖💜💙 (@kaol_) August 21, 2018
⭐️Hi, this human is an enby trans girl and a lesbian.
I have a queer sci-fi comic featuring tons of cute girls and enbies. And I sometimes draw NSFW lesbian art, but this is unrelated to the comic
#Visiblewomen #VisibleNB pic.twitter.com/0TY3VoUJc0
— Amanda ⚧ (@GravityBreakCat) August 21, 2018
Hi twitter! I’m trying to embrace sides of myself that I tend to push aside! ✨😤 I’m a queer, gender fluid student studying Illustration. I love bright vibrant colors and sprawling landscapes. #VisibleWomen #visibleNB
— Available for Freelance & Inhouse (@ArkRevner) August 21, 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
Give a shoutout, in the comments, to all female comic artists you love!