Kickstarter: Flaming Blade Bushido

Flaming Blade Bushido

A neo-feudalistic samurai adventure that blends science fiction and fantasy created by Rahsaan Romain with art by Hector Trunnec.

Story

In the year 3025, in the small bustling province of Neo-Niigata, the townspeople prepare to celebrate their independence during the annual lion festival, when the floating empire of Zairaku appears over the horizon.

Flowing Blade Bushido follows the life and struggles of a young man named Kumonryu Musashi, Kumo to his friends, in the year 3025, over five-hundred years after the Great War. In this neo-feudalistic science fiction adventure comic, a select few humans have gained the ability to manipulate primary forces of the universe. This power is known as the Aether-Effect. As Kumo learns about the power hidden within him, he and his friends embark on a journey to stop the world from repeating its mistakes as power hungry provinces across the world seek to reestablish their military dominance.

Kickstarter

Flaming Blade Bushido still is in the making and to make it happen this project needs your help, see its project page on Kickstarter.

Thanks for helping and backing this project!

Kumonryu Musashi
Ito Kagemusha
Saigo Ako’Roshi

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Female Comic Book Writers and Artists

Why this list? Unfortunately there is no easy way to browse and find female creators on Comicvine unless you already know who you are looking for. This list provides an overview of all the female talents from A to Z, by their given names, and some of their most recent and previous works. The link on the creators' names point to the wiki page that shows all the comics they are associated with.

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Nationalities: All the artists and writers are Americans unless otherwise mentioned although this piece of information may not always be accurate. Let me know if there is a mistake and someone's nationality is indeed different.

Manga: All Mangaka are Japanese unless otherwise mentioned. Most of the manga books are created, written, and illustrated by only one comic artist, the Mangaka, unless otherwise mentioned. Where possible their works are linked to the English language versions.

NameRecent ComicsPrevious Comics

Adriana Melo
(Brazilian artist)

Adrienne Roy
(colorist)

Supreme colorist at DC Comics with 1.200+ issue credits mostly during the 1980s & 1990s.

Afua Richardson
(artist)

  • Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #3(-4); upcoming: 02-25-2015

Agnes Garbowska
(Canadian artist)

Ai Yazawa
(Mangaka)

-

Akira Amano
(Mangaka)

-

Alex de Campi
(British-American artist)

Alessia Nocera
(Italian artist)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales (covers)

-

Alice X. Zhang
(artist)

Alina Urusov
(Canadian artist)

Aline Kominsky-Crumb
(artist; married to Robert Crumb)

Bronze Age artist/writer.

Alisa Kwitney
(editor and occasional writer)

Best known as editor of Vertigo Comics in the 1990s.

Alison Bechdel
(cartoonist/author)

  • Dykes to Watch Out For (online comic strips)
  • Known for the Bechdel Test to determine whether a work of fiction is woman-friendly based on these 3 requirements: It has to have two women in it, who speak to each other, about something besides a man.

Alyssa Milano
(actress/creator)

-

Amanda Conner
(artist/writer; married to Jimmy Palmiotti)

Amanda Lafrenais
(artist/toner)

-

Amy Mebberson
(Australian/American artist)

  • My Little Pony comics

various comic adaptions:

  • Finding Nemo
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Muppet Show
Amy Reeder (Hadley)
(artist)
Amy Wolfram
(writer/screenwriter)
Angela Rufino
(editor)

-

  • Vertigo editor
  • Fables comics
  • Hellblazer comics
  • House of Mystery comics

Ann Nocenti
(writer)

Anne Rice
(prose writer)

Known for her Vampire trilogy
(linked are the comic adaptions):

-

Ariela Kristantina
(Indonesian artist)

-

Ashley Witter
(artist/writer)

  • graphic novels

Ashly Raiti
(Asian-American Mangaka)

-

Audrey Loeb
(writer; daughter of Jeph Loeb and sister of Sam Loeb)

-

  • various Hulk and Marvel comics
Babs Tarr
(artist)

-

Barbara Ciardo
(Italian artist/colorist)
  • various DC covers
Barbara Randall Kesel
(writer/editor; was married to Karl Kesel)

Bronze Age writer.

Becky Cloonan
(artist/writer)
Beth Sotelo
(colorist)
Betsy Gonia aka "The Third G"
(colorist/editor)

Editor for various Top Cow comics.

Bobbie Chase
(editor)

Editor from late 1980s to early 2000s.

Caitlin Kittredge
(author/writer)
  • Black London (novels)
  • Iron Codex (novels)
  • Nocturne City (novels)
Carla Speed McNeil
(artist/writer)
  • Finder
Carol Lay
(artist/writer)

-

  • Simpsons comics
Cat Staggs
(cover artist)

Celia Calle
(cover artist)

Chandra Free
(artist/writer)
  • The Mice Templar Vol. 4: Legend (colors)
Charlie "Spike" Trotman
(artist/writer)
Chiho Saito
(Mangaka)
-
Chrissie Zullo
(cover artist)
Christie Scheele
(colorist)

Mostly active during Bronze Age, 1980s, and early 1990s.

Christina "Christy" Blanch
(writer)
-
Christina Strain
(colorist)
  • various Marvel comics
  • Mary Jane comics
  • Runaways Vol. 1 / 2 / 3
Christina Weir
(writer)
Christine Boylan
(writer)

-

-

Christine Norrie
(artist/writer)

-

  • Hopeless Savages
Christy Marx
(writer)
Chynna Clugston Flores
(artist/writer)
  • Blue Monday (Oni Press)
  • It Girl!
Clamp
(Mangaka group)

Active since the late 1980s & 1990s and one of the first female Mangaka. Current members are main writer Nanase Ohkawa and artists Mokona, Satsuki Igarashi, Tsubaki Nekoi.

Colleen Coover
(artist/writer)

Colleen Doran
(artist/writer)

Active since the early 1990s.

Corinna Bechko
(writer)
Cris Peter
(Brazilian colorist)
Cuvie
(Mangaka)
-
Cynthia Martin
(artist/penciler)

Mostly active in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • Star Wars comics (1990s)
Dame Darcy
(artist/writer)

-

Dann Thomas
(writer; married to Roy Thomas)

-

Devin Grayson
(writer)

Active since the late 1990s.

Diana Egea
(inker)

-

-

Diana Schutz
(editor)

Active since the late 1980s.

  • Dark Horse Comics (editor)
Diane Nelson
  • President of DC Entertainment since 2009
-
Diane Noomin
(writer/artist/editor)
Bronze Age artist/writer & editor, and creator of the character DiDi Glitz.

Donna Almendrala
(artist/cartoonist)

Elena Casagrande
(Italian artist)
Elitta Fell
(letterer)
Letterer for many DC/Vertigo and independent comics in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Elizabeth "Bettie" Breitweiser (née Dismang)
(artist/colorist; married to Mitch Breitweiser)

Elizabeth "Liz" Glass
(writer)

Writer of the Eisner Award winning short story Letitia Lerner, Superman's Babysitter published in...

Elizabeth Holloway Marston
(British-American psychologist; married to William Moulton Marston)

As a strong and liberated woman in the early 20st century, she was the great inspiration for Wonder Woman, created by her husband in 1941.

-

Ellen Forney
(artist/writer/teacher)

-

Ellie Pyle
(editor)
  • All-New Marvel comics
  • Marvel comics

Emanuela Lupacchino
(Italian illustrator)

Emi Lenox
(artist/writer)

  • some variant covers
  • Plutona (Image Comics; upcoming: Fall 2015)
  • Tadaima (Image Comics; upcoming: Summer 2015)

Emi Yonemura Brown
(artist/designer)

-

Emily Carroll
(Canadian artist)

-

Emily Shaw
(editor)

  • All-New Marvel comics
  • various Marvel comics

Emily Warren
(artist/colorist)

-

Emma C. McKean
(cartoonist/writer)

Early Golden Age artist. First woman to contribute original material to a comic book, New Comics #1 (1935).

Emma Rios
(Spanish artist)

  • Hexed Vol. 2 (covers)
  • Island (Image Comics; upcoming: June 2015)
  • Pretty Deadly Vol. 2 (Image Comics; upcoming: Fall 2015)

Encar "Enkaru" Robles García
(Spanish writer/artist)

  • Trisquel (Spanish comic book)

Erica Henderson
(artist)

  • various Atomic Robo (inks/pencils/colors)

Erika Moen
(artist)

-

Evangeline Lilly
(Canadian actor/writer)

-

Faith Erin Hicks
(Canadian artist/writer)

-

-

Felicia D. Hernderson
(writer/producer)

Mostly known as a writer and co-executive producer for TV-Series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Gossip Girl, and Fringe, among others.

Felicia Day
(writer)

  • Writer and creator of The Guild.

Fiona Kai Avery
(writer)

Mostly known as writer for Top Cow Productions.

Fiona Staples
(Canadian artist)

  • Saga (art/covers)
  • various variant covers

Florence "Flo" Steinberg
(writer/editor)

Mostly known as creator/writer for Marvel during the Silver Age.

Francesca Ciregia
(Italian artist)

-

Fumi Yoshinaga
(Mangaka)

Mostly known for Ōoku: The Inner Chambers/Oooku, set in an alternate medieval Japan where a disease killed most of the male population. Now a harem of men is serving the female Shoguns.

Fuyumi Ono
(Mangaka)

-

G. Willow Wilson
(writer)

Gail Renard
(Canadian writer)

Mostly known for John Lennon: Give Me a Chance and as writer of various Disney publications in the 1980s.

Gail Simone
(writer)

Genevieve Valentine
(novelist/writer)

-

Grace Ellis
(writer)

-
Grace Randolph
(writer/artists/internet host)
-
Heidi MacDonald
(editor)

Active since mid 1990s and mostly early 2000s.

Helen Leigh
(editor/manager)

Editor & Office Manager of Skybound Entertainment (imprint of Image Comics)

-

Helen Slater
(American actress)

Helen Slater portrayed Kara Zor-El/Linda Lee in the 1984 movie Supergirl.

Hiromu Arakawa
(Mangaka)

-

Hope Larson
(artist/writer)
Mostly known for her award winning graphic novel Grey Horses.

Ikeda Riyoko
(Mangaka)

One of the most popular Japanese comics artist in the 1970s.
  • Lady Oscar (The Rose of Versailles)/Berusaiyu no Bara

Irene Flores
(Asian-American illustrator and Mangaka)

Ivory Madison
(American entrepreneur)

-

Jane Espenson
(writer/screenwriter/producer)
Known for writing various Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics for Dark Horse. Also know for writing and producing the TV series of the same name for several years.
Janelle Asselin aka Janelle Siegel
(editor)
Editor of various Batman & Batman related comics.
Janet K. Lee
(artist)
-
Jeanine Schaefer
(editor)
Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic
(German artist; married to Marko Djurdjevic)

Mostly known for her cover artwork.

  • various Marvel & Valiant covers
Jen Hickman
(artist/colorist)

Jen Van Meter
(writer)

Jenette Kahn
(editor)

Former Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and President of DC Comics between 1976 and 2002.
(Bronze Age, 1990s)

  • various DC comics

Jennifer Grunwald
(editor)

Editor for Marvel and Icon Comics.

Jenny Frison
(cover artist)
  • various covers
Jess Fink
(artist)

-

  • various adult comics
Jessica Abel
(writer/artist)
Mostly known for her original graphic novel "La Perdida". Active in the 1990s and 2000s.
Jill Thompson
(writer/artist)

Mostly active in the 1990s. Known for her work on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman (characters), including two manga-style graphic novels*, and her own Scary Godmother series of children's books and comics.

  • various variant covers

Jillian Tamaki
(Canadian illustrator/artist of Japanese descent and cousin of Mariko Tamaki)

Mostly known for the graphic novel Skim.

Jo Chen
(Taiwanese-American artist; sister of Christina Chen)

Known for her detailed art and style.

Joan Hilty
(editor)

Editor for DC in the 1990s and 2000s with 500+ issue credits.

Joëlle Jones
(artist)

Jordie Bellaire
(colorist)

Joyce Chin
(cover artist/penciler)

Joyce Farmer
(writer/artist)

Mostly known for being the co-creator, along with Lyn Chevely, of the women underground comics anthology Tits & Clits Comix.
Juliana Azevedo
(Brazilian writer)
-
Julie Bell
(artist & Fantasy painter)
Mostly active in the 1990s and 2000s. Her art appears in many comic art and fantasy art books.
Julie Doucet
(Candian cartoonist)
Canadian underground artist in the 1990s and 2000s. Her mostly autobiographical works deal with "Sex, Drugs, and Menstruation."

Julie Rottenberg
(editor)

Editor for many Helix/Vertigo comics in the 1990s.

June Brigman
(artist/penciler)

Mostly active in the 1980s and 1990s.

June Chung
(colorist)

Kaisa Leka
(Finnish writer/artist)

Kaisa's comics have been published in several Finnish magazines but her main passion is creating her own graphic novels and books; some of them are in traditional Japanese style* (not to be confused with manga). A repeating theme in her autobiographical stories are disability, politics, and spiritual searching.
  • Audarya Lila: The Death of Tuomas Mäkinen (GN)*
  • I Am Not These Feet
  • Time After Time (GN)
  • Tour d'Europe: The Yoga of Road Cycling (GN)

Kaori Yuki
(Mangaka)

-

Kaoru Mori
(Mangaka)

Kara Leopard
(artist)

Karen Berger
(editor)

Active since the early 1980s.

  • Vertigo comics
Kate Beaton
(artist/writer)
Kate Perkins
(writer)
-

Kathryn Immonen (Kuder)
(Canadian writer; married to Stuart Immonen)

Katie Cook
(artist)

  • My Little Pony comics

Katie Kubert
(editor)

  • various Batman/DC comics
  • various X-Men comics

Katsura Hoshino
(Mangaka)

-

Kazuya Minekura
(Mangaka)

-

Kelly Sue DeConnick
(writer; married to Matt Fraction)

Kelly Thompson
(novelist)

Kelly Thompson is a novelist and doesn't write comic books; at least not yet. Her fantasy novels feature illustrations from some of the best comic artists and stunning covers by Stephanie Hans (who just happens to be one of my favorites at the moment which is good for Kelly, too! Plus: I love Kickstarter!)
  • Storykiller
  • The Girl Who Would Be King

Kim Yale
(writer)

Mostly active in 1980s and 1990s.

Kristen Simon
(editor)

Mostly known for being the editor behind Jimme Robinson's Bomb Queen.

Kristy Quinn
(editor)

Editor with 1000+ issue credits; mostly DC Comics.

Kyla Vanderklugt
(Canadian artist)

Laura Allred
(colorist; married to Mike Allred)

Laura Martin née DePuy
(colorist)

Active since the 1990s.

  • various All-New Marvel & New 52 comics
  • various AXIS comics

Lauren Sankovitch
(editor)

  • various Spider-Man comics
  • various Avengers comics
  • various Fantastic Four & FF comics

Leah Moore
(English writer)

Leila Del Duca
(artist/writer)

-

Lena Dunham
(actress/screenwriter)

Know as the star and creator of the TV series Girls, Dunham will write a four-issue short story for Archie Comics in 2015.

  • Archie (writer); upcoming: 2015

-

Linda Medley
(artist/colorist)

-

Lisa Moore
(colorist)

Lise Myhre
(Norwegian artist)
Mostly (and only) known as creator, writer, and artist of Nemi, a goth girl, the most popular comic and comic character in Norway, running for 100+ issues and 10+ years already.
  • Nemi (English TPBs)
  • Nemi (Norwegian publications)
  • Nemi (Swedish publications)

Louise Simonson
(editor/writer; married to Walter Simonson)

Mostly active in 1980s and 1990s.

Lucy Kinsley
(artist/writer)

Lyn Chevely aka Chin Lyvely
(writer/artist)

Mostly known for being the co-creator, along with Joyce Farmer, of the women underground comics anthology Tits & Clits Comix.

Lynda Barry
(artist)

-

-

Marcia Chen
(artist/writer)

-

  • Top Cow comics

Margaret Clark
(editor and occasional writer)

Editor and occasional writer of various Epic Comics in the 1980s and 1990s.

Marguerite Bennett
(writer)

Marguerite Sauvage
(artist)

  • Hinterkind (covers)
  • Thor: Annual #1; upcoming: 02-25-2015

-

Mariah Benes
(Brazilian inker)

Inked various DC & Marvel titles.

-

Mariah Huehner
(editor)

  • Editor at IDW
  • Editor at Vertgio

Marie Javins
(colorist)

Mostly credited for coloring Marvel comics in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Marie Severin
(artist; brother of artist John Severin)

One of the few women working in the Golden & Silver Age of comics.

Mariko Tamaki
(Canadian writer/artist of Japanese & Jewish descent and cousin of Jillian Tamaki)

Mostly known for the graphic novel Skim.

Marissa Louise
(colorist)
Marjane Satrapi
(Iranian-born French artist)
-

Marjorie Liu
(Chinese-American author/writer)

  • Monstress (Image Comics; upcoming: Summer 2015)

Marta Martinez
(Spanish artist)

Mary H.K. Choi
(writer; sister of Mike Choi)

-

Mary M. Talbot
(English author & writer; married to Bryan Talbot)

-

Marzena Sowa
(Polish-French writer)

-

Meghan Hetrick
(artist)

Melinda Gebbie
(American artist; married to Alan Moore)

-

Meredith Finch
(writer; married to David Finch)

  • various Grimm Fairy Tales

Meredith McLaren
(artist/writer)

-

Merna Gamble
(artist/writer)

Golden Age comics.

  • various stories in New Comics and New Adventure Comics

Michelle Madsen
(colorist)

Milla Paloniemi
(Finnish writer/artist)

So far she's only got one of her graphic novels translated into English but I'm gonna use this space to point out that a) I like the name Milla and b) she's Vegetarian which I am, too.

Please do not (try to) eat hedgehogs!

Mindy Newell
(writer)

Mostly active in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Ming Doyle
(Chinese-American artist)

Misty Coats
(colorist)

-

Molly Lazer
(editor)

Editor for Marvel comics for several years with 500+ credited issues.

Muntsa Vicente
(Spanish colorist)

Frequently doing the coloring for fellow Spanish artists Marcos Martín and Javier Pulido.

  • various Marvel comics

Murasaki Yamada
(Mangaka & Japanese writer)

Mostly know for her feminist mangas Shin Kirari (1981/82) & Blue Sky (1992). Active since the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Garo (Manga Anthology Magazine)

Nancy Butler
(writer)

-

Naoko Takeuchi
(Mangaka)

Mostly known for Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn which was first translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, then Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, and just Sailor Moon.

Nei Ruffino
(artist/colorist; and tattoo artist)

Nicola Scott
(Australian artist)
Nicola "Nik" Virella
(artist)
  • Illustrator at Third W3rld Studios.
  • Return of the Living Deadpool; upcoming: 02-04-2015

-

Nicole Wiley Boose
(editor)

Editor who has mostly worked for Marvel and Icon Comics in the 2000s.

Nikki Cook
(artist)
  • web comics
Nina Matsumoto
(Japanese-Canadian creator and Mangaka)
  • various Simpsons comics (art/covers)
Noelle C. Giddings
(colorist)
Mostly active in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Noelle Stevenson
(artist/writer)

-

Paige Braddock
(writer/artist)
Patricia Mulvihill
(colorist)

Long-time colorist of Wonder Woman and 100 Bullets. Mostly active in the 1990s and 2000s.

Peach-Pit
"Pichi Pitto"
(Mangaka)
Pia Guerra
(Canadian artist)

Mostly active in the early 2000s.

Priscilla Miller
(letterer)

-

-

Q Hayashida
(Mangaka)

-

Rachael Scott
(British artist)

-

Rachel Gluckstern
(editor)
Editor for DC since the 2000s.
  • Various New52 comics.
  • DC comics with 800+ issue credits.
Rachel Pinnelas
(assistant editor)
Has been an assistant editor at Marvel through the 2000s and is not editing for DC Comics.
Rachel Pollack
(Sci-Fi writers)

Mostly active in the early 1990s.

Rachelle Rosenberg
(colorist)
Raina Telgemeier
(artist/cartoonist)
-
  • Smell: A Dental Drama (GN)
Ramona Fradon
(artist/penciler)

One of the first women to "draw" superheroes in comics; working from the Golden Age and Silver Age to Modern-Age of comics.

  • various DC comics
Rebecca A. Wrigley
(cover artist)

-

Rebecca Buchman
(inker)

-

Rebecca Taylor
(editor)

Editor for Archaia Studios and Kaboom! Studios.

Rebekah Isaacs
(artist)
Renae De Liz
(artist)
  • various variant covers
Renae Geerlings
(editor)

Editor for Top Cow and Image Comics since the 1990s and for IDW now.

Rhianna Pratchett
(English writer)
Roberta Gregory
(artist/writer)

Mostly active in the 1990s and early 2000s. Known for her character Bitchy aka Bitchy Bitch from Bitchy Strips and Naughty Bits.

Robin Furth
(writer/plotter)

Plotter and consultant for Stephen King's Dark Tower comic series published by Marvel.

Robin Ha
(illustrator)
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Ronda Pattison
(Canadian colorist)
  • various Atomic Robo comics (Red 5 Comics)
  • various Godzilla comics (IDW)
Rosemary Cheetham
(Canadian colorist)

-

Rosemary Elizabeth "Posy" Simmonds
(English cartoonist & illustrator)
Mostly known for her graphic novel "Gemma Bovery" and as illustrator for many British children's books.

Rumiko Takahashi
(Mangaka)

Active since the late 1970s, 1980s, 1990s. She is currently the best-selling female comic artist in history with more than 170 million copies.

Ruth Atkinson
(Canadian artist)
Active during the Golden Age and Silver Age.
Rutu Modan
(Israeli artist/writer)

-

  • Exit Wounds (GN)
  • The Property (GN)
Sana Amanat

(editor)

  • Captain Marvel
  • Elektra
  • Hawkeye vs. Deadpool
  • Rocket Raccoon
Sana Takeda
(Japanese artist)
  • Monstress (Image Comics; upcoming: Summer 2015)
  • various Marvel, Image, and Aspen comics

Sandra Hope
(artist)

Active since the mid 1990s.

Sara Pichelli
(Italian cover artist)
  • various variant covers
Sara "Samm" Barnes
(writer)

-

Sarah Glidden
(artist/writer)

-

Sarah Oleksyk
(artist/writer)

-

Sarah Vaughn
(writer)

-

Shannon Waters
(editor)

Editor for Boom! and Kaboom! Studios.

Shelly Bond
(editor; married to Philip Bond)

Active since the early 1990s.

  • Editor of series like Fables, Lucifer, Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man
  • Comico (editor)
  • Vertigo (editor)
Shimura Takako
(Mangaka)

-

Simona Martore
(editor)

Editor for DC Comics in the late 1990s and 2000s.

Sonia Oback
(colorist)
Sophie Crumb
(French-American artist/writer; daughter of Aline & Robert Crumb)

-

  • Dirty Laundry comics
  • Ghost World
  • Weirdo
Stacey Lee
(artist)
  • Silk (art/covers); upcoming: 02-18-2015
  • various Marvel covers

-

Stephanie Buscema
(cover artist/editor)
Stephanie Gladden
(artist/cartoonist)
  • various Simpsons comics

Stephanie Hans
(French artist)

  • Angela: Asgard's Assassin (art/covers)
  • covers for Kelly Thompson's novels Storykiller & The Girl Who Would Be King
  • various Marvel covers

Stephanie Moore
(editor)

Editor for Marvel; mostly in the 2000s.

Susan Crespi
(letterer)

Letterer for Marvel in the late 1990s and 2000s.
-

Svetlana Chmakova
(Russian creator and Mangaka)

-

Taki Soma
(Japanese-American writer/artist; married to Michael Avon Oeming)

Tanya Horie
(colorist)

  • various DC comics

Tara Butters
(writer)

-

Tara McPherson
(artist)

-

Tarpe Mills
(writer/creator)

Golden Age writer.

Creator of the popular Miss Fury comic strips (1941-1951).

Tatjana Wood
(German-American colorist; married to Wally Wood)

Mostly active in the late Bronze Age, 1980s, and 1990s.

Tori Amos
(creator)

  • Creator of the Comic Book Tattoo, an anthology title of short stories and strips inspired by Tori Amos' songs.
  • The character Delirium of the Endless from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman is inspired by Amos. Gaiman & Amos are close friends.

Tove Jansson
(Swedish-Finish artist/writer)

Creator of the Moomins (originally Munins) during the Silver Age and Bronze Age.

  • various Moomin comics

Tracy Hampton Munsey
(letterer)

Mostly active in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Trina Robbins
(writer/artist)

-

Trudy Cooper
(writer/artist)

-

Tula Lotay
(English artist)

Ulli Lust
(Austrian cartoonist/writer)

Valerie D'Orazio
(author/editor)

  • DC Comics (editor)

Vanesa R. Del Rey
(Cuban-American artist)

Vera Brosgol
(Russian-American artist/writer)

-

Veronica Gandini
(Argentinian artist/colorist)

  • various All-New Marvel comics

Wendy Broome (née Fouts)
(colorist; married to artist Mat Broome)

Wendy Pini
(artist/writer; married to Richard Pini)

Active since the 1980s and 1990s.

  • ElfQuest comics

Yellow Tanabe
(Mangaka)

-

Yoko Kamio
(Mangaka)

-

Youka Nitta
(Mangaka)

Yaoi Manga artist (focusing on homoerotic romantic relationships between male characters, aimed at a female audience).

Yuki Urushibara
(Mangaka)

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Yuko Shimizu
(Japanese-American illustrator & cover artist)

Yumi Hotta
(Mangaka)

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Yun Kouga (Kōga)
Risa Yamada
(Mangaka)

This list is getting more and more complete but will it ever be? Probably not!

Last update: January 7, 2015.

Please comment and let me know if you find this list useful, or if you feel like a certain name and person or comic title is still missing and should be added or if any information is incorrect.

Thanks.

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Inside Look - The Making of the Private Eye

When I purchased The Making of Private Eye (or Inside Look) on panelsyndicate.com a few minutes ago I wasn't sure what to make of a making of? Lets be honest, usually you have to pay a certain amount of money for a regular comic. Here BKV and Marcos Martin ask the readers to pay whatever they want to pay. For a regular issue of the Private Eye I usually like to pay a regular (slightly increasing) price (with each issue).

Long story short I decided to send them $0.85 -- that's 1 cent per page -- and added the comment I would send another 10 cents for each page that would make me smile. As a little side note I'd like to mention this is not about saving money (or spending less, quite the contrary) but spending money and giving it to some of my favorite comic writer and illustrator who truly deserve it. The Private Eye is such a wonderful project in so many ways. It has got to be continued until its story has been told.

Here's when and why I smiled -- plus a few additional comments -- as I read and review this issue page by page:

(Page 0 - Cover)

Page 1 - Foreword beginning with "I hate these behind-the-scenes things". Another extra 10 cents for "I thought Marcos had finally lost his mind". -- Tip counter: 20 cents.

Page 2 - BkvLeaks - Marcos' very first reaction and especially "the completely crazy idea ... that I know you'll hate but that I'd like to share anyway." -- Tc: 30 cents.

At this point I was quite sure I'd find something to giggle about on each and every page... just to find out it would not...

Page 3 - The Pitch - subtitles are real money savers!

Page 4 - Brief Summary of Secret Society (pages 1-2) - Many things made me laugh especially the "Big Brother, we had become" and "the same way we could online way back in 2011" that ends the page. -- Tc: 40 cents.

Page 5 - Brief Summary of Secret Society (pages 3-4) - First of all, guys, even in the pdf version I couldn't select the link (text) so I had to re-type it. Really? WTF! Just for some crazy Japanese's insanely weird idea that made me smile but happens to be someone else's intellectual property hence no extra tip here. Note to self: Must have sushi this week!

The mix of Black and Irish and Spanish reminds me of the good old times I had have in Valencia drinking Black Russians (my favorite drink) at Finnegans on Plaza de la Reina before heading out to have the best tapas (and sangria; my other favorite drink) in the old town center in the middle of the night. -- Tc: 50 cents now.

Page 6 - Brief Summary of Secret Society (pages 5-6) - The Old Man's description very much -- who doesn't attention deficit disorder drugs? -- and of course The Foreigners; there's always something strange about Russians. -- Tc: 60 cents (won't be enough for those new homes in France but you'll get there!).

Page 7 - BkvLeaks - really interesting but didn't really make me laugh; instead I was getting incredibly hungry and needed to save money for food, too.

Page 8 - more leaks - so many good things here:

  • "batshit"
  • "more detailed than a Marvel plot, but less constrictive [...] than an Alan Moore full script" (ouch!)
  • "pretty fucking cool. You'll probably hate it"
  • "BRUTAL. Brutally good, that is."
  • "This is the shit."

Guys, it really is the shit... this inside look, that is. Tc: 70 cents.

Page 9 - The Script - another sub another saver.

Page 10 - Script (page 1-2) - 10 easy cents for the "Internet is the villain."

A tinyurl!!! Really!?! S*ckas! By the way, not sure if this whole story and inside look is about my dirty little secrets of the past??? I had spent some quality time at the Indiana University in Indiana, PA; it's where Jimmy Stewart was born. There's a statue in front of the townhouse or so. Student parties usually ended with disguising Jimmy, or at least putting a beer can into his hand. (Un)fortunately we hadn't have iPhones back then. -- Tc: 80 cents.

Page 11 - Script (3-4) - 10 cents for "a mess of freckles" and that being LOST again moment. Freckles. Cute. Kate. Numbers. I remember the numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. Have to watch LOST again, and play the lottery, obviously. -- Tc: 90 cents.

Page 12 - Script (5-11) - Nothing's here to lol about but kudos to (that's 10 cents for) Marcos for drawing that Dreamcoat like he did on page 9 of the first issue. Note: CV might need a wiki page for the Dreamcoat. -- Tc: $1.

Page 13 - Script (12-13) - More kudos for Marcos adding a runner still using an old-fashioned walkman in 2076, some guys playing frisbee, Mr. Fishhead aka Cowl Guy, and of course the pack of (legal) joints. Sweet! That's right, that made me smile. -- Tc: $1.10

Page 14 - Script (14-15) - Nothing's really funny here but I have to admit that I hadn't really noticed the PI thing when I had read the first issue for the first (and second and third) time. Kinda weird. With the PI in mind, I think the suite's room number should have been 42 - the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything according to Deep Thought the HHGTTG. Uh! ... Anyways, 10 cents as fine for not paying attention to detail and not getting the TT/PI reference, or letting P.I. read Something Happened by Joseph Heller. Okay, I shall pay double... -- Tc: $1.30

Page 15 - Script (16-17) - Just 10 cents for all the favors we do because she's hot. -- Tc: $1.40

Page 16 - Script (18-20) - Did Marcos need more information? I don't think so. The panels on these pages are awesome: The Flaming Lips, the close-up of The Maltese Falcon, the book titles, the smirky Dreamcoat, the giant-sized faces. Back to the scritp... "his flirtatious client". -- Tc: $1.50

Page 17 - Script (21-22) - Born in 1976. Really? I don't believe it!!! -- Tc: $1.60

Page 18 - Script (23-24) - Who added the "blah fucking blah"? BKV? Marcos? Too bad it wasn't in the script... money saver here. LOL

Page 19 - Script (25-27) - No comments no smiling no money. Odd.

Page 20 - Script (28-30) - Great visuals here. Kudos to Marcos again for making it happen according to the script and beyond (all expectations). Where did BKV find that guy? -- Tc: $1.70.

Page 21 - BkvLeaks again... and finally (not such a big fans of scripts; this one was really cool though and totally worth reading and paying for it - subtotal is 1 buck for the scritpt only; most of it belongs MM! Just trying to ensure the money gets into the right hands. Good thing MM is the recipient when paying through PP) - This is a message from MM to BKV about the status of the character design especially P.I. and Gramps. Interesting to read though not funny and what the heck is IMF? Abbreviations drive me crazy the ignorant MF I am. I'll be generous here and add another round for MM. -- Tc: $1.80.

Page 22 - Character Design - sub title

Page 23 - Character Design (PI and Dreamcoat)

Nice try but that feels misplaced right there!

Page 24-34 - More Character Designs - Extra cash (10 each of course) for:

Honestly, these are from the first five pages. There's even better suits, masks, and costumes on the next five pages but I want people to still get the inside look and not reveal all the magic right here. -- Tc: $2.30.

Page 35 - BkvLeaks - MM to BKV about futuristic, eco-friendly city design. I'm having a Kodak (digicam) and am not that happy with it. Nice letter but no smile whatsoever.

Page 36-38 - City Designs - I'll just add another random 10. -- Tc: $2.40

Page 39-40 - BkvLeaks - About "crappy doodlings", the "wacky new process", and keeping MM's mind fresh and "prevent it from exploding." -- Tc: $2.60

Page 41 - The Layouts - sub

Page 42-52 - The actual Layouts (1st part of #1) - OMG! I do love b/w. OMFG! 10s for page 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, and 11. Note: Working titles so far: Secret Society & Masks. Hopefully, we'll get to know who came up with the actual title later on. -- Tc: $3.20.

Page 52 - BkvLeaks - haha (Flaming Lips!!!), talk about the title, and darn another long link and no tinyurl. -- Tc: $3.30

Page 53-62 - More Layouts (2nd part of #1) - but nothing's too fancy here except for Mr. Fishhead and Taj's XXL-face. -- Tc: $3.50

Page 63-64 - BkvLeaks - Ha! - "Your storytelling is just too f*cking cool not to find a massive international audience" and "killer work" sums it up nicely. Also, thanks for solving the mystery about the title. -- Tc: $3.70

Page 65-74 - More Layouts (3rd part of #1) - Frankly these are all much better in color IMO. Just 10 for that tiger mask. -- Tc: $3.80

Page 75-77 - BkvLeaks - In search of the perfect domain name. I'm glad you guys have decided to use PanelSyndicate.com - it's def the best option besides PanelOne.com. Bkvleaks.com is still available by the way. Should I register for it and then sell it back to BKV? Hmm. Anyway,... SpaceDinosaur.com made me laugh. Yes, it really s*cks so many good domain names are already taken and parked. -- Tc: $3.90

Page 78 - The Teasers - sub

Page 79-81 - The Teasers

I don't LIKE crowds, wouldn't FOLLOW that jump, and have no bullets to SHARE.

Page 82-83 - Final round of BkvLeaks - "that's one hell of an afterword. Really moving shit" is what I thought, too; plus "unimpeachably perfect". -- Tc: $4.00

Page 84 (or 85) - Back cover.

Final Tip Counter

$4.00 hence $4.85 in total and that's still cheap for all that virtual paper.

Conclusion

The Private Eye is one hell of a comic, story and graphical adventure and this Making Of is worth every penny you'd like to pay for it!

Thanks for an interesting and thorough Inside Look! #BKV #MM

Final Word

Now, lets have an inside look to SAGA! #ImageComics #BKV #FionaStaples

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Villains Month 3D Motion Covers

Click on images to see 3D effect of the animated gif's.

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The New 52 Villains Omnibus

Collecting all 52 Villains Month titles and their 3-D motion covers as well as the 3-D version of Forever Evil #1. It's scheduled to be released in December (or beginning of next year) and will cost about $199 (53x3.99=211.47). This complete set will have its very own 3-D motion cover by the way (click on it!):

Wouldn't it be cool if DC released a covers-only set for $52?

Well, that's it.

That was the Villains Months.

DC-Forever Evil!

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The Guns of Shadow Valley

I just finished reading Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #1. You certainly know what to expect from a action/horror story written by Steve Niles - a quality read! - but I am very impressed by the artwork from a guy called Dave Wachter. I had never heard of him before so I got curious, googled his name, found his blog, added some info to his wiki page on CV, and ended up clicking on a link to his most recent project on Kickstarter:

The Guns of Shadow Valley.

This looks even better than Breath of Bones and immediately got my attention! It's a collaboration of artist Dave Wachter, writer Jim Clark, and letterer Thomas Mauer.

I wonder why this project has not been featured in the news sections on CV yet? Maybe it has and I didn't see it. Anyhow...

The Guns of Shadow Valley should be an interesting book for friends of action/adventure and the supernatural and, of course, the Wild Wild West. There's still some time left and rewards (packages) left. So get involved and help the creators to finish their web-comic and publish it as hardcover graphic novel.

Honestly, I don't know what just happened but I'd really like to find out.

Here's another link to The Guns of Shadow Valley homepage.

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The Eternal Warrior is back!

According to the Summer of Valiant teaser yesterday, the Eternal Warrior will rise again this September. The comic will be written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Trevor Hairsine. I have to admit I don't know much about the artist but having Pak for the title seems to be good news besides the fact having the Eternal Warrior back in the first place. Here's the official news and interview with writer Greg Pak and Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons on CBR.

Looks like another Valiant hero will have his triumphant and visually amazing return.

I love this news, teaser and cover - this is super exciting:

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One question remains:

When will we see the first brand new character and series? So far Valiant focused on re-animating existing characters - not that this is a bad thing, but some fresh blood would be nice, too. Besides, Valiant is definitely lacking female heroes.

Until then, lets enjoy the return of Quantum & Woody, Vincent van Goat, and now the Eternal Warrior. Thanks Valiant!

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Harbinger Wars - Valiants first family crossover since the reboot

Valiant is doing some great stuff since its reboot last year and now, coming up this April is the first crossover "Harbinger Wars" connecting Harbinger and Bloodshot - in fact it's supposed to be a brutal collision between the two. Though I'm still catching up on Harbinger starting with the first trade Omega Rising and have yet to dig into Bloodshot, I am already really excited about this upcoming crossover. The first Bloodshot: Setting the World on Fire trade is going to be released this week as well; on Febr 13.

"Harbinger Wars" will have three all-new jumping-on points with standalone story arcs in:

  • Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) on April 3rd
  • Harbinger #11 on April 10th
  • Bloodshot #10 on April 17th
Harbinger Wars - April covers joined
Harbinger Wars - April covers joined - clean version
For the Free Comic Book Day 2013 (Saturday, May 4th) Valiant will release the VALIANT 2013: HARBINGER WARS FCBD SPECIAL! Not sure if this will receive any exclusive new material or not. However it will feature the Harbinger Wars as well as previews to the other Valiant titles. Of course, it will also feature another Valiant style quality cover:

Harbinger Wars - FCBD Special cover
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The Walking Dead - Something to Fear covers feat. Negan & Lucille

This is my second post in general and in the series of cover sets I like.

I love comic book covers! Sometime I do even collect digital covers of books I do not even read and will never read - even Marvel. Well...

Comic covers are amazing pieces of art. Of course, some are better than other. Sometimes it's single cover that stands out. Sometimes it's a set of covers -from a mini-series, story arc, or crossover- that follows a certain theme and style. And then there's covers that may or may not look nice individually, but when combined (joined) they will show a bigger picture. I love the creative idea behind it. There are set where combining the covers isn't really doing anything (e.g only the background connects, but not the characters and objects in the front). In this case, there's only 1 character and 1 object. It's very simple but effective!

Enter Negan and his favorite weapon Lucille - a baseball bat wrapped with barbed wire around the end - as shown on the 6 covers of the Something to Fear arc. The covers are from the 2nd printing (#97-99, 101-102) and 3rd printing (#100). Needless to say I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. Enjoy!

The Walking Dead #97-99 combined
The Walking Dead #100-102 combined
The Walking Dead #97-102 combined

Drawn by artist Charlie Adlard for Skybound/Image.

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