Gabriel Ba

Gabriel Bá (artist): CASANOVA (Image), THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Dark Horse), B.P.R.D. 1947 (Dark Horse); (writer, artist): DAYTRIPPER (Vertigo), TWO BROTHERS (Dark Horse) is an artist, but complains when people think of him as just an artist, because he also likes to write, although he's definitely not just a writer, because he loves to draw. He was never too comfortable with the word "cartoonist", preferring "author" a whole lot more. Maybe he has an identity crisis as a result of having a twin brother who also writes and draws and actually works alongside him on most of their ventures in the comics world, including CASANOVA.

Angelica Jade Bastién (essayist): BITCH PLANET #7 is a writer based in Chicago. She writes about film, television, pop culture, and mental illness. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Bright and Wall/Bright Room. She currently writes for Vulture. She can be found on Twitter @angelicabastien and her website

Jordie Bellaire

Jordie Bellaire (colorist): INJECTION (Image), PRETTY DEADLY (Image), AUTUMNLANDS (Image) is an Eisner award-winning colorist who has worked on many titles with many publishers. Her credits include, PRETTY DEADLY, NOWHERE MEN, MOON KNIGHT, INJECTION, AUTUMNLANDS, THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, X-FILES, VISION and others. She lives in Ireland with her famous cat, Buffy.

Megan Carpentier (essayist): BITCH PLANET #3 is the US Opinion editor at the Guardian. She previously served as the executive editor at Raw Story, an associate editor at Talking Points Memo, an editor at Air America and an editor at Jezebel. She’s also been published in Bitch, Bust, Glamour, the Washington Post and is probably the only person to be bylined by Foreign Policy and Us Weekly at the same time. Photo by Kate Black

Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon (writer): CASANOVA: ACEDIA (Image), THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY (Random House), THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN’S UNION (HarperCollins), TELEGRAPH AVENUE (HarperCollins) lives and works in the space-time discontinuity known as Berkeley, California.

Debbie Chachra (essayist): BITCH PLANET #6 is an Associate Professor at Olin College of Engineering, in Needham, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Olin, she received her PhD from the University of Toronto, and did postdoctoral research at MIT. She does research in materials science and engineering education, and works with professors around the world to help them redesign student learning experiences. Her career goals include overthrowing the patriarchy and revolutionizing engineering education. She’s @debcha on Twitter.

Howard Chaykin (writer, artist): AMERICAN FLAGG!, STAR WARS (Marvel), AMERICAN CENTURY (Vertigo), HAWKGIRL (DC); (artist): SATELLITE SAM (Image) writer for nearly every publisher of comics in the past four decades...and counting. He took the '90s off to work on mostly unwatchable television, so he missed the money and dreck that was comics in that execrable decade. He is responsible, some might say culpable, for introducing a number of previously explored themes to comic books. If you're not hip to what that's supposed to mean, there's always Wikipedia. Chaykin is generally better regarded by his colleagues than by the enthusiasts, a reality that serves his ego but not his wallet. Thanks to the above mentioned unwatchable television, he's usually okay with that. These days, he's on a tear about the inexplicable Alpha position maintained by comic book writers at the expense of comic book artists, working on educating those aforementioned enthusiasts as to just what writing really means in the context of this curious visual medium. He lives a quiet life on the California coast, hoping to dodge any imminent tsunamis so he can live long enough to die in bed, without ever lapsing into the cute old age so currently popular on movie and television screens.

Dani Colman (essayist): ODY-C is a reformed classicist from London, England, where she studied classical languages and spent her free time pitting the heroines of Greek tragedy in imaginary literary cage matches.  After leading the chorus in an original-language production of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, she combined her musical training with her love of language to study the scansion and musicality of Classical Greek.  Now she brings her love of classical literature to her work writing about trends and stories in popular culture. Her writing can be found online at Medium and at Toovia.

Clayton Cowles

Clayton Cowles (letterer): THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, BITCH PLANET, PRETTY DEADLY (Image), YOUNG AVENGERS (Marvel) graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in 2009, and has been lettering comics ever since. He currently letters books for Marvel, DC and various creators at Image Comics. He lives in upstate New York with his two cats and his favorite job is BITCH PLANET.

Valentine De Landro

Valentine De Landro (artist): BITCH PLANET (Image), MARVEL KNIGHTS: 4 (Marvel), X-FACTOR (Marvel) is a Canadian comic book artist, illustrator and designer. His credits include titles from Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, Valiant and Dark Horse Comics.  He's known for MARVEL KNIGHTS: 4 and X-FACTOR. He is the co-creator of BITCH PLANET with Kelly Sue DeConnick. De Landro lives east of Toronto, Ontario with his wife Maya and their two children.

Chris Eliopoulos (artist, letterer): ORDINARY PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD (Penguin); (letterer): ODY-C (Image) and began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel, and has worked on literally thousands of comics. But along with that, he is also the author/artist of many comics, including the popular series LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS and FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS, for which he was nominated for multiple Eisner Awards and received a Harvey Award. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.

Sigrid Ellis

Sigrid Ellis (editor): PRETTY DEADLY (Image) is co-editor of the Hugo-nominated QUEERS DIG TIME LORDS and CHICKS DIG COMICS anthologies. She edits the best-selling PRETTY DEADLY from Image Comics. She is the flash-fiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction, from Lightspeed Press. She edited the Hugo-nominated Apex Magazine for 2014. She lives with her partner, their two homeschooled children, her partner’s boyfriend, and a host of vertebrate and invertebrate pets in Saint Paul, MN.

Tasha Fierce (essayist): BITCH PLANET #2 is a Black feminist writer born and raised in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in the anthologies WHITE RIOT: PUNK ROCK AND THE POLITICS OF RACE and HOT & HEAVY: FIERCE FAT GIRLS ON LIFE, LOVE AND FASHION, as well as in publications such as Bitch, Corset, Jezebel, The Huffington Post, Racialicious, and Clutch. She has been interviewed by Pacifica Radio, Jezebel and Vibe Vixen on race, body image and sexuality. She can be found online blogging at Tastefully Ratchet and tweeting as @MissTashaFierce.

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist): BITCH PLANET (Image), NEVERBOY (Dark Horse), SENSATION COMICS (DC), BLACK HOOD (Archie), BOMBSHELLS (DC) born in San Antonio, Texas in the spring of 1988, Kelly Fitzpatrick received a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Photography & Digital Imaging from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL in 2010. Nerdy and passionate about many different types of art and music, Kelly is also an avid devourer of coffee and completely non-compliant. Nominated for Best Colorist in the 2015 Ghastly Awards, she was also recognized by as one of the 10 Best Colorists of 2014.

Dustin Harbin (letterer): CASANOVA is a cartoonist living in Charlotte, North Carolina. He's as slender and rickety as any pine tree, but talks more. Too much, really.

Danielle Henderson (essayist): BITCH PLANET #1 writes about film, television, and pop culture through the lens of race, gender, and class. She is a former editor and current staff writer for Rookie, and a book based on her popular website, Feminist Ryan Gosling, was released by Running Press in August 2012. Her memoir, The Ugly Cry, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2018. She is very tall, and often forgets that she has freckles; strangers take every opportunity to remind her of both.

Rian Hughes

Rian Hughes (logo/cover designer): BITCH PLANET is a graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, author, and typographer. From his studio, Device, he has produced watches for Swatch, Hawaiian shirts, logo designs for Batman and Spiderman, an iconoclastic revamp of British comic hero Dan Dare, and collaborated on a set of six children's books with Geri Halliwell. A retrospective monograph, “Art, Commercial” was published in 2002. Recent books include Cult-ure: Ideas can be Dangerous and Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s, and his comic strips have been collected in YESTERDAY'S TOMORROWS, which was launched recently at the ICA, London.

Sarah Jaffe (essayist): Bitch Planet #10

is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her first book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is available now from Nation Books and traces the development of social movements in the U.S. after the 2008 financial crisis. Barbara Ehrenreich called it “American history at its freshest and most compelling.” Her work has appeared in The Nation, Salon, the Week, the American Prospect, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine's Belabored podcast. Sarah was born and raised in Massachusetts and has also lived in South Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, and currently calls New York home.

John Jennings (essayist): BITCH PLANET #8 is an Associate Professor of Art and Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York.  His work centers around intersectional visual narratives regarding identity politics and popular media. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award-nominated (2016) collection THE BLACKER THE INK: CONSTRUCTIONS OF BLACK IDENTITY IN COMICS AND SEQUENTIAL ART and co-founder/organizer of The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem. He is co-founder and organizer of the MLK NorCal’s Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco and also SOL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo at the Ohio State University. Jennings was recently awarded a Nasir Jones Hip Hop Research Fellowship with the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Jennings’ current comics projects include the Hip Hop adventure comic KID CODE: CHANNEL ZERO, the supernatural crime noir story BLUE HAND MOJO, and the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic dark fantasy novel KINDRED (with Damian Duffy).

Mikki Kendall (essayist): BITCH PLANET #4 a writer and occasional feminist, divides her time between two careers, a family, and brunch. Her writing can be found at XO Jane, Salon, NPR’s Code Switch, the Guardian, and a host of other places willing to let her rant. Her comics debut will be in Dynamite Comics’ SWORDS OF SORROW crossover event. She can be found on Twitter as @karnythia, as one half of HoodFeminism, or at

Fabio Moon

Fábio Moon (artist): CASANOVA (Image), B.P.R.D. 1947 (Dark Horse); (writer, artist): DAYTRIPPER (Vertigo), TWO BROTHERS (Dark Horse) is Gabriel Bá's Eisner Award-winning evil twin whose world domination plans include creating great comics. He lives in São Paulo, likes his coffee black, strong, with no sugar, and divides his days at times thinking he works too much, and at times thinking he could do so much more. He shaves more often than not – his twin has claimed the bearded look for himself – but sometimes he rebels and looks like a hobo. In another dimension, he works wearing a three-piece suit and tie every day of the week, but in ours he's still looking for a portal between the two, dressed as a regular cartoonist.

Emma Rios

Emma Ríos (artist): PRETTY DEADLY (Image), OSBORN (Marvel), STRANGE (Marvel), HEXED (Boom! Studios); (writer, artist): ISLAND (Image) based in A Coruña, Spain, artist Emma Ríos began her career as an architect. Her love of comics shifted her focus to a mix of both architecture and small press until six years ago when she was able to commit to working on comics full time. Having worked for Boom!Studios (HEXED) and then Marvel (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, OSBORN...), she moved to Image Comics where she creates – alongside collaborator Kelly Sue DeConnick – the critically-acclaimed PRETTY DEADLY: a supernatural western for which she was Eisner-nominated twice in 2014. She is currently drawing PRETTY DEADLY Vol. 2,  writing and drawing a story called ID for the new ISLAND MAGAZINE, and writing MIRROR, a four issues miniseries, set in the 8house shared universe, in which she collaborates with Hwei Lim.

Mey Valdivia Rude (essayist): BITCH PLANET #7 is a Mexican-American trans woman, writer, speaker, comics consultant and editor and bruja. She works as the Trans Editor at Autostraddle where she also writes about comics, witchcraft, dinosaurs and Carly Rae Jepsen. She can be found on twitter @meyrude.

Bill Sienkiewicz

Bill Sienkiewicz (artist): PARISIAN WHITE (Milkfed), ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN (Marvel), NEW MUTANTS (Marvel); (writer, artist): STRAY TOASTERS (Epic) is an Emmy-nominated, Eisner Award-winning artist/author. A descendant of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz, he is perhaps best known for redefining the visual language and the public's perception of Comics as an Artform by his use of innovative multimedia techniques and versatile stylistic approaches. He continues to influence new generations of creators while also producing work in Film, TV, Animation, Music. He has exhibited worldwide.

Taki Soma (artist): BITCH PLANET #6 (Image), (co-creator/co-writer/co-artist/colorist) ​SINERGY (Image/Shadowline), (colorist) UNITED STATES OF MURDER, INC. (Marvel/Icon), (co-creator/co-writer) RAPTURE (Dark Horse) is an artist, writer and a colorist and looking to conquer lettering next - She's self-taught and has been drawing and making up stories since the moment she could hold a pencil. Taki lives in a kingdom surrounded by beasts and some say she can make laughter tangible.

Dani V (stylist/research assistant): Let's do this like it’s The Dating Game, shall we? Dani’s likes include: Her rabbit, fashion, hands, comics, quoting KITH incessantly and salty condiments. Dani's dislikes include: HEAT, Beaches, people who clip their nails in public, the word LOVER and writing this bio.

Rebecca Wanzo (essayist): BITCH PLANET #9 Rebecca Wanzo is Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women and Sentimental Political Storytelling (SUNY 2009). Image credit: John Jennings

Christian Ward

Christian Ward (artist): ODY-C (Image), INFINITE VACATION (Image), OLYMPUS (Image), ULTIMATES (Marvel); (writer, artist): SFX #4 (Vertigo) After 10 years of encouraging London teenagers to draw anything other than comics, CHRISTIAN WARD is now a full time comic book artist, illustrator and writer. Alongside being a cover artist at Marvel (IRON MAN, NEW AVENGERS, AGENTS OF SHIELD) he is also the co-creator of ODY-C with Matt Fraction for Image comics. He's also collaborated with writers such as Al Ewing, Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen and Margaret Atwood. Christian currently lives in London with his wife Catherine and their pug Thor: God of Thunder.

Lindy West (essayist): BITCH PLANET #5 is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ Magazine and and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. Her newest book, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, was released by Hachette Books in May 2016.

Robert Wilson IV (artist): BITCH PLANET #3 (Image), HEARTTHROB (Oni Press), LASER JOAN (DHP, Dark Horse) is a comic artist and illustrator currently living in Dallas, TX with his wife, daughter, and dog. He co-created and illustrates HEARTTHROB with co-creators Christopher Sebela and Nick Filardi at Oni Press. He also co-created and illustrated LASER JOAN AND THE RAYGUNS,  KNUCKLEHEADS, and LIKE A VIRUS as well as drawing BITCH PLANET #3 and covers for Valiant and IDW. He is active in the poster community making tour and concert posters for bands such as THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, STARS, and THE SWORD, among others.

Chip Zdarsky

Chip Zdarsky (writer): HOWARD THE DUCK (Marvel), KAPTARA (Image); (the brains): SEX CRIMINALS (Image), (writer, artist): MONSTER COPS (Self published) is a Horny Elf who rolled a 20 on luck and now gets to work on SEX CRIMINALS (Image) with Dark Troll Matt Fraction. He is also co-Dungeon Master with Kagan McLeod on KAPTARA (Image) and has travelled The Lands of Corporate Comics by writing the sacred books of HOWARD THE DUCK (Marvel) and JUGHEAD (Archie). He has never played Dungeons & Dragons and never will, THIS HE SWEARS.