Ardine Keyla

Writer & Illustrator

A feminist with a profound sense of curiosity and respect for her cultural roots, Ardine is a relentless explorer of traditional wayang stories and Javanese aesthetics. Driven by a strong sense of gender equality, Ardine strives to retell old folktales and traditional mythologies through a feminist lens—in her works, the princesses don't need saving and the demonized female monsters have their own story to tell.