Illustration: Laura Graves @witchthrone

An archaeological dig into the distant social media past of two days ago unearths the hashtag #visiblewomen. A relic from an ancient times when our Olympic pools were still a pure azure and none of our presidential nominees wistfully pontificated murdering their opponent, #visiblewomen is a Twitter tag dedicated to bringing attention to the massive number of female artists in the field of comics, character design, and concept art.

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Will a hashtag succeed in bringing attention to the full range of voices making awesome art? Who knows? Itā€™s possible to argue until the heat death of the universe on the value of social media advocacy. But even if it doesnā€™t balance out the lopsided state of representation in commercial art, #visiblewomen offers a gallery of some really cool illustrations.

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