Melissa Duffy is a hermit-hag cartoonist and illustrator based in Richmond, VA.


Her pops is an outdoorsy-type who likes fishing and cycling. Her mom, a former Marvel collector, raised her on a steady diet of library-mined fantasy novels, comics and video games. They kept her out of trouble, but now she writes comics. (A bittersweet victory?)

Casual gardener, sporadic hiker, occasional rollerskater and clumsy cyclist.

I’ve wanted to share my strange dream of frontier exploratory dramas/sieges/vignettes for some time now. Thank you infinitely to friends and family who really keep it weird and supported this project’s birth, from the bottom of my heart.