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20 Pieces Of Advice For Female Artists From Female Artists

Pearls of wisdom straight from flawless ladies of NYCC's Artist's Alley.

1. Karen Hallion

2. Sara Ho

3. Janet Lee

"Don't be afraid to tell the storied you want to tell or draw characters the way you want to draw them. There is a market for all kinds of stories, and we need to hear from all kinds of people."

4. Vanessa del Ray

5. Cathryn Virginia

6. Liss West

7. Laura Lee Gulledge

8. Jessica Grundy

9. Mindy Indy

"Never give up doing what you love, even if it means encountering sometimes awkward/possibly sexist situations. It's hard but think of all the women who came before us in cartooning + other careers, and think of all women in the future. Together, we can do it!!"

10. Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

11. Betsy Peterschimdt

12. Chrissie Zullo

13. Newsha Ghasemi

14. Rachel Deering

15. Monica Gallagher

16. Nicola Scott

17. Diana Greenhalgh

"Forget your gender. So many people think that being female defines who we are, who we can be, and what we can do. It doesn't. There is no gender, no sex. We are all artists, we are not only all fully capable, but we are, at the same time, unique talents. Our skills are what define us. We are artists. Get out there and be creative."

18. Yasmin Liang

19. Sara Richard

20. Penelope Gaylord

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