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.

Will a hashtag succeed in bringing attention to the full range of voices making awesome art? Who knows? It’s possible to argue until the heat death of the universe on the value of social media advocacy. But even if it doesn’t balance out the lopsided state of representation in commercial art, #visiblewomen offers a gallery of some really cool illustrations.

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