Štěpánka Jislová


STEPANKA JISLOVA (comics book artist; Czechia)

Guest appearance: Saturday 6. April 2024

Štěpánka Jislová is a Czech illustrator and comics artist. Born in 1992, she resides in Prague and has successfully finished her degree at Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art.

She has published her short comics stories in various Czech (Aargh!, Caves, Bubblegun, Xerox) and foreign (Bobla, Dirty Diamonds, CBA) magazines. Her comics story The Tree was awarded first prize in 2013 edition of CZ.KOMIKS. She participated in the comics symposium The Superheroes of Eastern Bloc (2015) and was awarded a Californian residency in Wilkinson College as a part of Getting to know Europe grant.

She has published two stand-alone albums so far. In 2016, graphic novel analyzing Czechoslovakian history before the Second World War – HOW BENES YIELDED TO HITLER and in 2017, based on her own original script, a dystopian story called THE HOLY HEART ABBEY.

She’s a co-founder of the Czech branch of Laydeez do comics, an international organization that promotes female comics artists and their work.