CAG Mini Grant Spotlight (4/6)

Hello from the founders of the Comics Advocacy Group, and welcome to the fourth installment in our series highlighting the thirty recipients of our inaugural CAG Mini Grant! You can find previous posts here. Please look forward to the rest, and thank you again for your support!


I’m kia a mixed transqueer artist enjoying & exploring queer intimacy, sexuality, and degeneracy via adult comics and other erotic arts. Thanks for reading!

For more information, and to follow Kia, visit (18+).


Ky is a Hawaii-based queer comic artist with background in illustration and printmaking. They like horror, vampires, and the DIY ethos (even better together).

For more information, and to follow Ky, visit

Lara Antal

Lara (she/they) is a queer, magical, coffee-fueled, fancy-pants, wrong-side-of-the-tracks, wildly friendly cartoonist who loves to make stories and help others share theirs. Their graphic novel, Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars from Abrams Books, won the 2023 Graphic Medicine Award, and their work has been featured in The Washington Post, WNYC-NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and more. They live in Brooklyn with their almost toothless Chihuahua, Chuck.

For more information, and to follow Lara’s work, visit

Mo McMasters

Mo McMasters (they/them) is a comic artist living in Los Angeles with their wiener dog Captain. They’ve made comics about clown cryptids from outerspace, post-apocalyptic mental health crises, and freak accidents with bees.

For more information, and to follow Mo, visit

Nur Schuba

Nur Schuba is a Turkish-American illustrator, editor, geoscientist… and maybe also a shivering anxious chihuahua? No one knows for sure. Nur lives in Austin, TX and she does geological research by day and makes comics by night.

For more information, and to follow Nur, visit

More About the CAG Mini Grant

The CAG Mini Grant provides small, unrestricted funding to comic creators who reside within the United States and are in need of additional resources. As the cost of food and rent are growing prohibitive, many creators find themselves taking on additional work with time they do not have in order to make ends meet. Our goal in offering this $500 mutual aid grant is to give cartoonists some time and space to work on the projects most important to them.

This launch effort was made possible by many wonderful donors. If you would like to contribute to our future grants and other initiatives, please consider making a tax-deductible donation (or setting up a recurring donation) – or let us know if you’d be interested in sharing your expertise as an in-kind contribution

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