Liana Kangas is a freelance comic artist, illustrator, and writer, with previous professional history in graphic design and outreach. They recently released the TRVE KVLT trade paperback they co-created and illustrated with writer Scott Bryan Wilson at IDW Publishing as well as the original graphic novel, Mariko Between Worlds, they illustrated and co-created with writer Matthew Erman for Mad Cave Studios. The trade paperback of Know Your Station they illustrated and co-created along with writer Sarah Gailey. his local comic shops on September 20, 2023 from BOOM! Studios.
They have also worked on the IDW Publishing / LucasFilm title Star Wars Adventures written by Sam Maggs, co-writing the short one-shot Seeds of Eden, co-written by Joe Corallo, drawn by Paul Azaceta, and published by TKO Studios, co-created and drew a mini series titled She Said Destroy, written by Corallo and published by Vault Comics, and the BlackAF series title Devil’s Dye written by Vita Ayala published by Black Mask Studios.
Liana’s work has been featured in anthologies including 2000 A.D., Z2’s The Final Symphony, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Comic Mix’s Mine!, Image Comics Where We Live, and A Wave Blue World’s All We Ever Wanted, Dead Beats, Embodied and Dead Beats: London Calling.
Kangas has drawn covers for series published with Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Comixology, Oni Press, Ahoy Comics, Vault Comics, Mad Cave Studios and Scout Comics and licenses such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Dark Spaces: Wildfire, and more.
Liana Kangas last joined the Capes and Tights Podcast on Episode 94 to discuss her comics and so much more! They also discussed Star Wars with Capes and Tights in a written interview for the 2023 Star Wars Week.