In the overwhelmingly male comic book industry, it has been a challenge for some editors and readers to see the ever growing number of talented women currently trying to make a name for themselves. With that in mind, ComicsAlliance offers Hire This Woman, a recurring feature designed for comics readers as well as editors and other professionals, where we shine the spotlight on a female comics pro on the ascendance. Some of these women will be at the very beginning of their careers, while others will be more experienced but not yet “household names.”
Cartoonist Julia Nikitina is the focus of our feature today. Nikitina is from Russia, where she studied extensively as a fine artist and has completed her first graphic novel, Wizard's Journey, which she wrote and drew. None of her work has, as of yet, been translated into English and is presently available only in Russia, but its fine quality and her great potential in the English-speaking market are manifest.