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Molly Ostertag is a New Yorker and a 2014 graduate of the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning and illustration. She currently lives in Los Angeles. She previously worked on the Disney TVA show Star vs. the Forces of Evil, and is currently available for freelance animation writing.

Her award-winning middle-grade graphic novel debut, THE WITCH BOY, came out in 2017 from Scholastic and has a sequel coming out in 2018, THE HIDDEN WITCH. She also put out an award-winning book with 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 rather 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,!


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