Only once all humans and Cryptids down to the smallest insects have become still will she relax her battle stance. This sublime beauty overflowing with a sense of accomplishment stands among the ruins. She would appear like a goddess, if only there were anyone left to view her form.
Artesia is an epic fantasy comic book series authored and illustrated by Mark Smylie. Artesia is also the name of the heroine of the cycle. Smylie has described her as a "Pagan Joan of Arc", to use a popular reference, while noting that the closest historical model is the Irish Queen Medb. The series is noted for its depiction of feudal politics, intrigue, and power struggles, its complex mythology and world history, and its strong female characters.