Nigar Nazar is the first woman cartoonist of Pakistan and of the Muslim world. Nigar’s iconic Gogi cartoons have appeared in a number of daily newspapers, periodicals and TV programs at home and abroad. She is twice a Fulbright scholar and has been invited to be on juries to judge cartoon entries in international competitions, and has represented Pakistan in Turkey, China, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Libya, UK, Algeria, and the US. She is one of the founding members of the Asian Youth Association for Animators and Cartoonists (AYAAC) with headquarters in Guiyang, China.
Anupam Sinha is an Indian comic book artist and writer, credited as the creator of the Raj Comics superhero Super Commando Dhruva. The Business World website said that Sinha revolutionised Indian comics with his work at Raj Comics
Other than novels and short stories, she also writes comics. Her graphic novel Krishna Defender of Dharma (Campfire, 2012) in a Must-Read for government schools. The Skull Rosary (2013), an indie black-and-white graphic novel scripted by her was shortlisted for the Best Writer Award in ComicCon India. Her work has been translated to Romanian, French and Dutch. (Read More about her fiction)
Kabi Nagata is a manga artist best known for her autobiographical comic, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist’s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers. The manga is the winner of the 2018 Harvey Award for Best Manga, and acclaimed in Vox’s top books of the decade, The Advocate’s Best LGBT Graphics Novels of 2017, the NPR Guide to 2017’s Great Reads, and the Publishers Weekly Best Books 2017.
One of the seven co-founders of Image comics, Whilce Portacio is a Filipino-American Comic book writer and artist. His work includes The Punisher, X-Factor, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Wetworks and Spawn.
Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo are best known for Darna, a Filipino comics superheroine. In her more popular incarnations, she is a deceased warrior from another planet manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda. She first appeared in Pilipino Komiks (Ace Publications, Inc.) #77 (May 13, 1950). After Narda swallows a magic white stone and shouts “Darna,” she transforms into the mighty warrior Darna (Mango comics). As Darna, she stands up for those who cannot fend for themselves. She fights against both common criminals as well as greater forces of evil, most famously the snake-haired woman Valentina. She is often accompanied by her younger brother, Ding. Darna has appeared in 14 films, TV series, a webcomic, songs, TV commercials and dance.
Larry Hama (born 7 June 1949) is a writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.
He is best known as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro action figures. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra, and he created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toyline, two videogames, and a television cartoon. During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and he appeared on Broadway in two different roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures.
Karen Kunawicz is a Philippine poet, writer, pop culture journalist, comic book editor, producer, and former television show host. She is sometimes popularly referred to as the Philippines’ “Queen of the Goths.”
Valeros and Gruenberg’s Filipino Writers in English (New Day, 1987) says of her writing: “Some have described her writing as dark and depressingly beautiful, with common themes focusing on heartache and missed soulmates.”
Elena M. Patron is a Filipino scriptwriter, novelist, poet, dramatist, essayist, and magazine columnist. Patron was one of the few women in the Philippines who ventured and succeeded in writing for Philippine comics, a field that was dominated by Filipino male writers.
Francis Manapul is a Filipino-born comic book artist living in Toronto, Canada. He is currently the writer and artist on DC’s New 52 THE FLASH. In 2011 he was awarded the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist of the year, as well as an Inkwell Award of that same year. His past work for DC includes ADVENTURE COMICS, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES and THE FLASH. In the past he’s penciled Iron and the Maiden, Necromancer, Sept Guerrieres, Tomb Raider, The Darkness, G.I Joe and Witchblade.