Tina “Isola” Ritchie
Illustrator, Painter, & Storyteller
Tina is a born and raised Nashvillian with a deep love for fantasy and science fiction. After spending much of her early years exploring the forested mountains of East Tennessee, she moved to the Rocky Mountains to earn a BFA in Illustration. Since then, Tina has self-published and collaborated in multiple comic books as well as established her brand Tina Isola. The Isola (or Island) is a universe in which dreams take form, beasts roam freely, and women are the fiercest beasts of all.
The enchantment of natural environments was what first drew Tina to create, and still plays a massive role in her work. Nowadays, storytelling is a primary prerogative, and much of her storytelling influence comes from her Jewish upbringing. She is especially passionate about promoting spiritual truths and traditional values, in contrast with a culture seeking to uproot tradition.
Susan L Markloff (author of "Rise of the Raidin")
Sam Torode (author of "Dirty Parts of the Bible")
Various Jewish non-profit organizations