Bam! Pow! Women in Comics

    Christina “Steenz” Stewart is a cartoonist based in St. Louis. In addition to co-creating the McDuffie Award-winning graphic novel Archival Quality with writer Ivy Noelle Weir, Steenz’s work has been seen in numerous comic anthologies, including the Eisner Award-winning Elements: Fire. She recently took over the comic strip Heart of the City, making her one of few Black female cartoonists on mainstream funny pages. She is currently working on the upcoming non-fiction graphic novel Side Quest: A Visual History of Role-Playing Games with Samuel Sattin while facilitating developing a more inclusive comic book community and defying preconceived stereotypes about race, sexuality, and identity.