The internet can be an awful place. Trolls hiding behind keyboards and screens, toxic fanboys who can’t handle the very idea of a woman overshadowing a man for even a moment, and the constant barrage of barely-chuckle-worthy memes and cat videos. But it doesn’t have to be. If you look, you can find places and people that celebrate things instead of tearing them apart. That create instead of drag down. But who are these bastions of light and positivity? A lot of them are comic book artists. Here’s of artists to match our list of writers you should be following.
Roberta Ingranata – Witchblade
Roberta is one of the kindest folks you’ll ever run across on social media. Currently one half of the creative team of the re-imagining for Top Cow’s Witchblade, the Italian comic book artist is set to make big splashes in the comic book industry. So far, Roberta has done work for Image, Top Cow, Zenescope and couple of smaller independent publishers. Her beautifully expressive style is sure to be in high demand. Her Instagram is her most active page, with frequent updates on her Twitter and Facebook pages.
Mirka Andolfo – Unnatural
Italian artist, Mirka Andolfo has worked for DC, Marvel, Aspen, Boom! Studios, and currently has her creator-owned series Unnatural coming out from Image comics. Mirka’s also worked on DC Bombshells, Harley Quinn, Damsels in Excess, and Swords of Sorrow. Mirka’s cartoon-esque style is fun and eye-catching. Active on social media, Mirka’s Twitter account is a joy to follow, getting glimpses of her process and sketches, as well as staying up-to-date on her projects.
Bilquis Evely – Sandman Universe
Hailing from Brazil, Bilquis Evely has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse Dynamite, and Valiant on titles such as Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, DC Bombshells, Red Sonja, Angel, and Vampirella. Bilquis’ style is detailed, emotional, and nothing short of beautiful art. She keeps up with her Instagram, showing off sketches and works in progress, as well as updating her Twitter often. She also keeps a DeviantArt page that displays examples of her broad range of artistic capabilities.
Stephanie Hans – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12
Stephanie Hans has done extensive work for both DC and Marvel, working titles like Batman. Deadman, DC Bombshells, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, Journey Into Mystery, as well as Dark Horses’ Aliens, Angel, and Dollhouse books. Stephanie loves to travel and her Twitter is filled with pictures from her life as well as works in progress and updates on her projects. She maintains her Instagram and Facebook pages, offering to accept commissions for conventions through her Facebook page direct messages.
Nelson Blake II – Romulus
Another Top Cow artist, Nelson has worked on titles such as Witchblade, Magdalena, Genius, and Romulus. He’s also worked for Marvel on Ms. Marvel and Luke Cage. He’s worked on DC’s Green Lantern and IDW’s The 7th Sword. Nelson posts artwork to Instagram and Tumblr, keeping up with his Twitter to support fellow artists and updates. Nelson recently posted pictures from a concert he played at as the guitarist for his metal band Locked In A Vacancy.
Laura Braga – Dazzler: X Song
Another Italian artist on our list, Laura Braga’s art can be found in DC’s Bombshells, the DC/Archie Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica crossover, Marvel’s Iron Man, Captain Marvel, the new Dazzler: X Song, Top Cow’s Witchblade, and a slew of others. She has a jaw-dropping beauty to her work that can’t be denied. She maintains her Facebook and Instagram pages as well as her own website that sells prints, original art, and her commission prices.
Babs Tarr – Motor Crush
Bab’s more cartoony style is filled with an attitude that bleeds from the page. Babs can be found on the pages of DC’s Batgirl and Marvel’s Spider-Gwen, as well as a multiple of comics from Image. She streams her working on Twitch for fans to watch as she creates commissions. She maintains her Instagram, Twitter, and Tumbler, sharing fun and sexy sketches of characters from all over.
These artists all bring something different to social media outside of their artwork and progress on their projects. They’re kind, creative, talented, positive lights among a sea of random drivel and anonymous toxicity. Follow them, support their effort in creating comics, and enjoy.