I spend a lot of time on Twitter, so, I follow a lot of people. People that I think are great. Particularly, I love following my curated feed of comic people. Not only are they hardworking and talented at their actual profession, but they’re funny, passionate, and seem to just have a drive to find and create good art.
Some of these people I’ve been following for a while, some are artists I’ve found because of the other artists that I follow. If you’re on Twitter, and you love comics, I think all of these people are worth your time.
This post is done as part of The Broke and Bookish Top Ten Tuesday.
Faith Erin Hicks. She’s drawn a lot of great books, like Friends with Boys and, more recently, The Nameless City. She tweets a lot of her process, so following her is basically a sneak peak of all the stuff she has coming out.
How the cool kids get around in the City pic.twitter.com/yIpi0YqBSd
— Faith Erin Hicks (@FaithErinHicks) March 16, 2016
Kate Leth. I love Kate Leth. I listened to her podcast while she was still making it, and she’s got great comments on comics and feminism and nerdy things and life, as well as a fantastic undercut. I’ve started reading a few different comics because of her! I would also like to buy half the stickers she made for ECCC but I live on the wrong side of the country…
My babies!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/tfuYSrnXDT
— Kate Leth (@kateleth) April 1, 2016
Jess Fink. I just started following her recently, when a bunch of people on my feed kept favoriting all of her…ahem…Stucky fanart, and I…erm…really liked it *blushes furiously* But she is a really great artist. I haven’t read a full comic by her yet (I’ve got We Can Fix It, A Time Travel Memoir sitting in my book bag right now) but she seems to write a lot of queer comics, which really, there aren’t enough of, and her art is just wonderful.
The struggle is real pic.twitter.com/B5dBWLRMmo
— JessFink (@JessFink) March 20, 2016
Becca Tobin. Again, wonderful art! (I’m going to say that a lot here.) On top of that, this weird sense of humor that suits me so, so well. Really, I have to restrain myself from retweeting half of what she says.
almost there pic.twitter.com/QorEUa45DN
— becca t (@beccaandthebox) April 4, 2016
Kate Beaton. I’ve talked about her before, too: the creator of Hark! A Vagrant and responsible for that pony shirt I wear a lot. Her history/literature comics are great, but on her twitter she’ll post real life comics of her and her family, which makes me desperately love her family.
And goodnight to you too pic.twitter.com/wPvaSrFmtl
— Kate Beaton (@beatonna) April 1, 2016
Natasha Allegri. The creator of Bee and Puppycat and the woman responsible for Fionna and Cake on Adventure Time. Like other people on this list, she’s got a nice weird sense of humor that I love, love, love. But, to see her art, I would really go to her Tumblr, Pancake Pancake Pancake.
Yuko Ota. One half of the creative team behind Johnny Wander, among other things. Her art’s super adorable.
hello it’s me your friend, eating cold cuts out of a plastic bag at 1:30 in the morning.
— Yuko (@aidosaur) March 15, 2016
Meredith Gran. Another webcomic artist! She writes/draws Octopus Pie, a story that has only been beaten by Steven Universe in the amount of feelings it’s given me in the past year or so. She’ll talk a lot about comics, and the industry.
keep making the comics you want to see, even when ppl in the “community” ignore the shit out of you. they are not the gatekeepers
— Meredith *ECCC R2A* (@granulac) March 17, 2016
I met some librarians this weekend! Librarians are like cats: they’re my favorite and I instantly love them even/especially if they’re mean.
— Lucy Knisley (@LucyKnisley) March 21, 2016
Jeph Jacques. OH MY GOD A GUY. I didn’t mean to make this a mostly female list, that just kind of happened, but I wanted to include Jacques, too. He writes Questionable Content, a webcomic I’ve been reading since early college. I’ve even met him at Connecticon a couple of times, and find him to be a generous, friendly person who writes some really funny tweets. Plus he tweets about his dogs! I can appreciate that.
— Eddie Van Helsing (@jephjacques) April 4, 2016
Those are some comic book people I like to follow. Who do you follow? Anyone I should know about? Let me know — I love artists!