Know Her Name: The Essential Comic Letterers

Adding to our list of resources for women in comics is our compiled piece on letterers. If you’re looking for amazing women to come on board to your team, may we suggest some of these ladies?

As we did with colourists, this list is comprised of women who are working as letterers and are actively seeking work in that particular field. If there are women who write, illustrate, colour, and do the letters for their comics and no one else, they will be on the Essential Cartoonists list.

Updates and adjustments are welcome. We did checks for as much as we could but definitely could’ve missed someone or need to switch them to another list. Email updates to stephanie@roguesportal.com or comment below. List is in alphabetical order by last name.

Arielle Soutar@howlingarielle
Noteable work includes: Remnants, Petrichor.

A page from Afterlife with Archie, lettering by Rachel Deering
Rachel Deering
Noteable work includes: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Archie Comics), Amelia Cole (Monkeybrain), Fresh Romance (Rosy Press), Shutter (Image), The Black Hood (Dark Circle Comics), Throwaways (Image), The Fox (Dark Circle Comics).

Joanna Estep@joannaestep
Noteable work includes: The Legend of Bold Riley, Smut Peddler (Iron Circus Comics)

Nikki Foxrobot
Noteable work includes: The Horus Heresy: Macragge’s Honour (Black Library/Games Workshop), Strike Back (BSkyB/Left Bank Pictures), Agincourt 1415 (Matador Publishing), Angel of Mercy (Shull/Driskell Publishing), Mi Sweethart (Markosia), Mandy: Book of Monsters (Hellbound Media), The Fraternity/Death Raye (Titanium Comics), It Came From Beneath the Sea Again/Vincent Price Presents (Bluewater Productions).

Annie Parkhouse
Noteable work includes: 2000AD, Judge Dredd Magazine (2000AD), Doctor Who Magazine (The Transformers (Marvel), Captain Britain (Marvel), Warheads (Marvel), The Blacklist (Titan Comics), Electric Warrior (DC), Tale of the Vampires (Dark Horse), Hellblazer (DC), Tank Girl (Vertigo).

Christy Sawyer
Noteable work includes: Wonderland (Zenescope), Charmed (Zenescope), No. 6 (Kodansha), Bloody Monday (Kodansha), Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse), The Only Living Boy (Papercutz).

Kerrie Smith@pocketkerrie
Noteable work includes: Malevolence, IF Anthology (Alterna Comics)

Meaghan Tucker@MTcopyright
Noteable work includes: Merman in my Tub (Seven Seas Entertainment)

Jodi Wynn
Noteable work includes: Black Magick (Image), Wonder Woman Rebirth (DC), Lazarus (Image), Wonder Woman (DC)

RELATED: we need more female letterers…

Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She’s a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more.

She was selected for Mark Millar’s 2017 Millarworld Talent Search and is writing a “Huck” story for the Millarworld Anthology. She additionally wrote “Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), “Behind Enemy Linens” (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), “Home and Country” (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her personal web site.

Stephanie Cooke

Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more.She was selected for Mark Millar's 2017 Millarworld Talent Search and is writing a "Huck" story for the Millarworld Anthology. She additionally wrote "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her personal web site.

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