Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author of African-based science fiction, fantasy, and magial realism for children and adults. Her works include Who Fears Death, the Binti novella trilogy, The Book of Phoenix, the Akata series, Lagoon, Marvel’s Shuri and Black Panther: Long Live the King. She s the winner of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and her debut novel, Zahrah the Windseeker, won the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature.
Tana Ford is an American comic book artist whose indie work earned her a Queer Press Grant in 2010. She is a Lambda Literary Award finalist and has drawn The Amazing Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, Jem & the Holograms, and Gwenpool. She is perhaps best known for her work on Marvel’s Silk, starring Cindy Moon. She has previously worked with Okorafor on Marvel’s Black Panther, creating a new superhero girl called Uzaru.