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Ariel Slamet Ries is an eggplant and/or human residing on unceded Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri lands. After studying animation in Denmark for four years they lost their degree in the post and unceremoniously bumbled into making comics for a living. Their first two major publications, Witchy and Cry Wolf Girl, are multi-award nominated, and most notably received the 2020 Ignatz Awards for Outstanding Online Comic and Outstanding Comic, respectively.

Ariel is passionate about creating speculative fiction centering marginalised folks, and is currently writing a YA sci-fi romance formulated 13 years prior in a fit of pubescent yearning.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.