Emily Riesbeck started writing comics at the ripe old age of ten, when they created their first original character, the superhero Aqua Guy. Since then, they’ve been self-publishing their superhero webcomic, The Blue Valkyrie, and their debut graphic novel, It’s Your Funeral, was published by Iron Circus Comics in July 2020. Their upcoming books include Mountain (2021, Cow House Press) and The Pirate and the Porcelain Girl (2022, Simon and Schuster). Their short comics have been featured in anthologies like Chubby and Local Haunts.

Emily was born and raised in McHenry, Illinois and lives in Chicago with their two partners and their cat, Yuri. When not writing comics, Emily enjoys playing tabletop roleplaying games. You can hear Emily on the RPG podcast Roll Dice and Cry.