Breaking the Panels: Women Reshaping the Comic Universe

Thu. Apr 4, 2024 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
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​Join us for an insightful and empowering panel discussion with Amy Chu, Arielle Jovellanos, Soo Lee, and Amy Reeder, as we delve into the diverse and influential roles women play in shaping the world of comics.

This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor.

To join the event in person | Doors will open 30 minutes before the program begins. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program.


Amy Chu is a multi-genre writer for comics and animation. Her most recent graphic novel is Carmilla: The First Vampire (Dark Horse / Berger Books). For TV, she contributed to two seasons of the Netflix anime series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. At DC and Marvel, she has worked on popular characters such as Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Deadpool, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and Iron Man. Known for her contemporary run on the long running sword fantasy Red Sonja, she is also the first woman to write the KISS and Green Hornet series. Her graphic novels for children include Fighting to Belong!, Turning Red, Sea SirensSky Island and Ana & the Cosmic Race. Amy has created educational comics for many charities including the New York Historical Society, Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Chinese in America and The Asian American Foundation. In addition to judging for the Ringo and Harvey Awards, she serves on the faculty of the Kubert School and the School of Visual Arts and is a board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a double bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design from MIT and East Asian Studies from Wellesley College. You can follow her on instagram @amy_chu, TikTok @theamychu, and on Facebook/iwritecomics.

Arielle Jovellanos is a Filipina-American freelance illustrator, writer & comic artist based in NY. Her most recent illustrated project Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story came out in April 2023 from DC Comics’ YA book line. Other works include Aggretsuko: Meet Her Friends (Oni Press), Black Star (Abrams Megascope), and Evil Thing: A Villains Graphic Novel (Disney-Hyperion). She would also like a cat. Find her work at or @joviellety on Instagram.

Soo Lee is a freelance comic artist and illustrator living in NYC. She is the illustrator and co-creator of the title Carmilla: The First Vampire and Carmilla: The Last Vampire Hunter. Growing up in Queens, NY, Soo had the luck of being exposed to different arts and cultures which led her to attend the School of Visual Arts, majoring in Cartooning and pursuing her career in comics.

Amy Reeder draws and writes comics for all the big publishers in the industry and has been at it for over 15 years. You'll find her name at DC and Marvel in books like Batwoman, Madame Xanadu, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and Supergirl. She helped create the character Moon Girl, who will star in her own show on Disney this February. She also does creator-owned work, most notably Rocket Girl for Image Comics. Amy is known for her distinct characters, her kinetic action sequences, and her ability to tell a story. Currently, she’s working on an unannounced romance graphic novel.

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 7th Floor Event Center 455 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016