Cheeky Comic Book-Style Illustrations of Teenage Girl Gangs

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Comic creator and artist Hellen Jo, whose work we first enjoyed on Booooooom, illustrates the dramatic, tragic, and thrilling lives of young women. As she put it in an interview with Vice, her work is about “the dangers of underestimating teenage girls. Fear them!” Growing up in a Christian Korean home in the suburbs, Jo said that her biggest coming-of-age moments felt utterly mundane. The wild gang of girls she illustrates represent a romanticized vision of those years. Although they’re rendered in a cute comic book style, Jo’s girl pals carry knives and aren’t afraid to fight.

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo

Image credit: Hellen Jo