About Tanya

I grew up in Africa. In tea plantations, on the top of a mountain, on the edge of a desert and next to a jungle. So I got quite inspired. At the beginning I would draw animals on safari and pore over animal guide books and then I would apply it to drawing my own comics and characters based on animation art books of movies that I watched.

My skill was most helpful when I eventually started boarding school in Scotland and no one understood or wanted to hang out with the weird kid who grew up in Africa chasing monkeys. So I would just create worlds and watch more of my favourite movies.

College was where I really came alive. Hanging out with people who were exactly like me who, while they hadn’t grown up in the Congo, understood my passion for creating characters and obsessing over existing ones. I studied animation and I still have the lifelong friends to prove it! And my diploma, somewhere...

Out of college I joined an online art community called Deviantart and travelled the world meeting likeminded people. I experienced comic conventions including my first one: San Diego Comic Con. I was hooked and I realised I was drawing comics this whole time! So I started pushing to draw them professionally. My first gig was Star Wars: Clone Wars, then Toy Story and I have had a pretty busy career ever since!

I got married and had two beautiful children. I didn’t ever think my heart could make room for my passions and little people but thankfully I was completely wrong! Even better, my husband turned out to be a brilliant writer. To date we have done three comics together of our series Abeyance.

So it’s pretty good so far! Here’s to the next 40 years and beyond!

Thanks for reading!

Tanya Roberts


Toy Story
Comic - Boom! Studios (2010-2011)

  • Some Assembly Required

Starwars: Clone Wars
Comic - Titan Entertainment (2010-2014)

  • Keep the Faith
  • In Triplicate
  • The Droid Deception
  • Terror on the Twilight
  • Foreclosure
  • A Little Help on Hakara
  • Prize Contender
  • Hunted
  • Spices and Spies
  • Burn the Behemoth!
  • Leisure
  • Fashion
  • Younglings
  • Jedi Masquerade
  • Blind Jedi’s Bluff
  • A Small Scrappy War!
  • Frozen Out!
  • Incident on Kashyyyk
  • Dead Shadows
  • Mask of Iron
  • Colony Crisis
  • Update

Strawberry Shortcake
Comic - Ape Entertainment (2012-2014)

  • The Pineapple Predicament
  • The Sour Truth

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Comic - IDW Publishing (2013)

  • Cover

    How to Train Your Dragon
    Comic - Titan Entertainment (2014)

    • The Legend of Ragnarok

    Comic - Bluebottle Ink (2015-ongoing)

    Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles
    Comic - BHP Comics (2015-2019)

    • Volume 1-3

    Comic - Panini (2018-2019)

    • An Unwelcome Geist
    • Breakdown

    Free Comic Book Day
    Comic - 2000AD (2018)

    • Humancraft

    Starwars: Rebels
    Game - Goodboy Digital (2016)

    • 2D images for Disney online game

    Animated Feature (2019-ongoing)

    • Character design for current ongoing animated feature

    Cor!! and Buster Humour Special
    Comic - 2000AD (2019)

    • Milly O'Naire