I grew up in the forests of upstate New York, where I spent the first half of my childhood reading about fantastical adventures and the second half acting them out with foam swords at a live action roleplaying camp . I graduated in 2014 from the School of Visual Arts, where I studied cartooning and illustration. I currently live in Los Angeles and work as a designer on the Disney show Star Vs. the Forces of Evil. My artistic interests include women in fiction, fantasy and sci fi, superheroes, and history.

I illustrate a twice weekly webcomic called Strong Female Protagonist with co-creator Brennan Lee Mulligan, which was listed as one of io9's Best New and Short Webcomics when it launched in 2012. I ran a successful Kickstarter in the summer of 2014 to print the first volume, which was distributed by Top Shelf comics and is now available in stores and online

I've drawn a graphic novel named Shattered Warrior, coming out from First Second in Spring 2017. I'm currently working on an original graphic novel named The Witch Boy, coming out from Scholastic in 2017.

If you like my style and would like to work with me, shoot me an email at mollyostertag@gmail.com or get in touch with my agent, Jen, at jen@linnanliterary.com!

 

Photo by Leslie Ranne, 2016.

Photo by Leslie Ranne, 2016.