18 Black women comic book, concept, animation artists and cartoonists to follow on Instagram

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18 Black women comic book, concept, animation artists and cartoonists to follow on Instagram

At least once a month, someone asks me if I know any “Black women artists” and I’m always dumbfounded by the question because there are SO MANY! So, I’ve created this list as a reference (and as a source that I can send to the next person who asks me that question). All of the Black women on this list are either comic book creators, cover artists, concept artists or have contributed art to animation.

SOZOMAIKA @sozomaika

Julie Anderson @aretofjuliea

Trudi Ann Hemans @tearoseillustration

Shauna Mills @boomtagx

Angelica @zombiebass

Ashley A. Woods @ninjatrip

Micheline Hess @michmasharts

Vashti Harrison @vashtiharrison

Nilahmagruder @nilahmagruder

Abelle Hayford @abellehayford

(Edit 3/7/2020 – This artist actually identifies as non-binary, which I did not know when this list was created. My apologies)

Yesenia @elixiadraws

Shauna J. Grant @shaunadrawscute

Brittney L. Williams @b_willy_will

Liz Montague @lizatlarge

Mildred Louis @astreasnexus

Afua Richardson @doctafoo

Beverly Toole @ms.beverlytoole

Erin O’Neill Jones @oneiljones

Please comment with the IG links of anyone I missed!)


  • Onyi February 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Here are some more black artists to follow @plasticbottru and @hiashleynine and @onyinyeda and @sainasix and @asieybarbie (All of these are their twitter handles and could possibly also be their IG handles as well)

    • @starletwitch February 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      Hi I’m also a black animator, concept artist and character designer. Could I join in for future lists please.
      My ig: @starletwitch
      Twitter: @starletwitchO_S

  • George Caltsoudas February 16, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Tiffany Ford @toffany
    Venus Bambisa @venusbambisa
    Geneva @gdbee

  • G February 16, 2020 at 5:33 pm
  • Keyla February 16, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Also check out GDBEE!
    The create beautiful whimsy art and have a web comic called “HoverGirls” ❤❤❤

  • Gabbie Wolf February 16, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I’m just starting out but but I am a queer women of color artist, working on a webcomic if anyone wants to check out my insta @gabbiewolfcomics.
    Thank you for this resource and sharing wonderful diverse art!

  • Hunni February 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    These artists are goals .
    One day I’ll be ok one of these lists /.0./
    If any other black artists want to follow each other hmu @itshunnib

  • Rhonda February 16, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Great list of amazing artists! Black lady illustrator here. You can see my stuff @rhonda_lauren_art on Insta.

  • S February 17, 2020 at 9:50 am

    JunsuiSilly is an amazing artist to check out! They’ve just completed their first manga as well!
    @junsuisilly on Instagram/facebook!

  • KV February 17, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Check out the work my talented friend Lauren here: https://www.instagram.com/labillustration/

  • Crystal Savage February 17, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Me! @crystal_savage_

  • Michelle February 17, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    How is my girl @Chelseaxgeter not on this list?!?!?! Last year she was A featured artist for Afropunk during February. Not only that but she is killing it all year long!!

  • Hemenjini Ma'at Nubian-Bey March 1, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Also please check me out and support 🙂 it would be so greatly appreciated! @blaquepenn_comix

  • Fen April 19, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Also check out ‘Eidolon’ creator Catatune: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/eidolon/list?title_no=200289 @catatune.art

  • Shanice Penn June 12, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    Most definitely you guys need to add Nana Design on this list.
    Instagram: n_a_n_a_design

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