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Molly Ostertag is an Igntaz and Prism Award winning graphic novelist, as well as a writer for children’s TV animation. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she’s worked as a designer on the show Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Disney TVA) and as a writer for Thundercats Roar (Warner Bros.). She is currently is a staff writer on the upcoming show The Owl House (Disney TVA).

Her award-winning middle-grade graphic novel debut, The Witch Boy, came out in 2017 from Scholastic, followed by the sequel The Hidden Witch in 2018. She also put out an award-winning book from First Second, Shattered Warrior, with author Sharon Shinn, and was the artist on the first four issues of The Castoffs with MK Reed and Brian C Smith.

She illustrates a twice-weekly webcomic about superheroes and social justice, Strong Female Protagonist, with partner in crime Brennan Lee Mulligan. They have run two successful Kickstarters to fund the first and second volumes, and it's currently distributed by Top Shelf.

Interests include: cats, gay stuff, Dungeons & Dragons, and cooking the perfect steak. Follow her on Twitter @MollyOstertag for important updates on these subjects.

Contact Molly at, or through her agent,! Fanmail can be sent to:

Molly Knox Ostertag

c/o Scholastic Inc.

557 Broadway

New York, NY 10012


Publishers Weekly


Wizards of the Coast

Rogue's Portal

Entertainment Weekly

Tales of the Ravenous Reader


Comic Alliance

Photo credit Noelle Stevenson 2017

Photo credit Noelle Stevenson 2017