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Meet the artists who created the adventures of Mae!

Wes Hartman, Colorist on Mae

Wes Hartman is an internationally published and award winning comic book colorist,  an indie creator, and an editor spending the last 15 years working with the biggest and best talent and publishers (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Aspen, Antarctic Press, etc.) in the comic industry. In that time his work has also been featured on TV, film, and video games.

Gene Ha, Writer and Artist

Mae is the dream project of comic book artist Gene Ha, bringing together his love of children's and YA books, comics and scifi, and his home state of Indiana.


Before starting Mae, Gene began his career in comics drawing superheroes for Marvel (X-Men, Captain America etc) and DC Comics (Superman, Justice League etc). During this time Gene won 4 Eisners, the highest award in American comics. Three of these were for his work with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners.


Gene Ha lives outside Chicago in Berwyn, IL with his lovely wife Lisa. maintains a complete list of all Gene Ha’s published works.

To see a gallery of works by Gene Ha other than Mae, click here.


For more about Gene Ha and his answers to FAQ, click here.

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Danny Busiek, Writer on “How Dahlia & Mae Became Friends”

Daniel Busiek is an artist/writer in the Pacific Northwest. His previous works include ‘Pod People’ as shown in ‘Hero Comics’ co-written with his father, Kurt Busiek, and drawn by Gene Ha.

Anette Nam, Designer: Mae Logo, Kickstarter Book & Mae/Gene Ha website

Art director and graphic designer by day.  Mother, wife, Star Wars blogger and all around super-heroine by night.  She lives in Illinois but was born and raised in Sweden…and we all know Swedish design rocks!  Visit and to view her work.

Zander Cannon, Letterer on Mae

Zander Cannon is an award-winning cartoonist who has been making comics for over 25 years, notably Kaijumax, The Replacement God, Heck, Top Ten, and Smax. He lives in Minnesota with his strong wife Julie and his above-average son Jin.

Rose McClain, Colorist on Mae #1 & #2

Rose McClain is an illustrator and comic artist based in northern Indiana. She loves video games and cats! Her portfolio can be found at

Paulina Ganucheau, Artist on Mae #6

Paulina Ganucheau is a comic artist and illustrator based in Maryland. She is the co-creator of Zodiac Starforce and Another Castle. Her hobbies include watching pro-wrestling, cloud photography and following cats on Instagram. 

Sally Jane Thompson, Artist on “How Dahlia & Mae Became Friends”

Sally Jane Thompson is an artist and writer, with work in publications from Oni Press, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Oxford University Press, the Phoenix, and more - including The Ruby Equation (with Sarah Kuhn, Savanna Ganucheau and Steve Wands) and Under the Oak Trees, for acclaimed anthology series Fresh Romance. She also works with museum and heritage organizations, using comics, illustration and sketch reportage to capture and communicate ideas, events, and a sense of place.   •

Kendall Goode, Colorist on Mae #6

Kendall Goode is a comic artist and illustrator. His works includes the sci-fi adventure series The Doorman from Heavy Metal and the Maze Runner: The Death Cure OGN from BOOM! Studios. You can see his work at

Gordon McAlpin, Writer & Artist on “Mae Be So, Mae Be Not”

Gordon McAlpin is a freelance writer, designer, illustrator, and animator. From July 2005 through April 2017, he wrote and illustrated the comic strip Multiplex, and is currently the executive producer, director, and animator of the award-winning Multiplex 10 web series. He has an MFA in Design from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. He lives in Somerville, MA, with his fiancée Karyn and their cats, Dipper and Mabel.

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Mark Waid, Writer on Mae #8

Mark Waid is a multiple New York Times bestselling author whose career in comics has lasted thirty-three far. As well as publishing his own projects, he has written the adventures of every superhero you have ever heard of.

Summer Sparacin, Pinup Artist on Mae #9

Summer Sparacin is a Texan by birth & Chicagoan by choice. She is a writer & editor of Ladies' Night Anthology, and a staffer for the International Geek Girls Pen Pal Club. When not cuddling her baby or her cats, she can be found studying 14th century Italian martial arts.

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Molly Jane Kremer, Writer on Mae #9

Molly Jane Kremer – or just MJ – is a writer and eleven year veteran of comics retail. She writes for comics review site and also voices her opinions with Jarrod Jones on the Casual Wednesdays podcast. She lives in Chicago with Jones and their three cats and what probably amounts to a mountain of comic books.