Our Team

Jordaan Arledge | Founder & President | They/Them

Jordaan Arledge is a comic writer and founder of Arledge Comics. Jordaan’s credits span from the award-winning ALEX PRIEST series to all-ages titles like FUTURE GIRL and historical adventures like BLACK GOLD.  They graduated from Central Washington University with degrees in English – focusing in British literature – and in philosophy – specializing in religious studies and focusing in pre-Christian literature. When they’re not reading or creating comic books, Jordaan can be found at your local comic book convention talking about indie press and queer representation in comics.

Natalie Cooper | Editor-in-Chief | She/Her

Natalie “Nat” Cooper – editor of the award-winning series, ALEX PRIEST. (And BLACK GOLD and AVIE’S STORIES – and all Jordaan’s bad ideas, too.) Editor only because people don’t recognize ‘Herculean Muse’ as an actual job title. When she’s not reading scripts – both comic and television – Nat spends her days catching them all as a real-life Pokemon master.

Sharron Arledge | Chief Administrative Officer | She/Her

Sharron Arledge attended the University of Washington studying social work. Now, she is a mental health advocate by day and a comic slinger by night. Sharron’s been working behind the scenes at Arledge Comics and was officially hired on as Jordaan’s executive assistant Summer of 2018. When she’s not attending conventions or working, she enjoys heeding her call of duty and slaying zombies.

Zach Sherwood | Director of Operations | He/Him

Sometimes known as the assistant to the assistant: This distant descendant of Robin Hood has brought some much needed organization to the Arledge Comics chaos. Fulfilling Kickstarters is hard work, but Zach handles the mess with ease. 

Frances Cardenas | Outside Sales Manager | She/Her

Frances is a gal who loves singing, watching anime “in her spare time” ( aka never lately) , Disney movies, all things Studio Ghibli, and lastly but most importantly , loves being a wife and mother. Her short term goals include one day soon, getting a Degree in Business Management with a minor in accounting from, Old Dominion University, being an efficient member of the AC team, and being the best mother and wife I can be.

Leanna C | Graphic Designer | She/Her


Leanna is an illustrator, comic maker, designer, content editor, and marketing professional. She does it all, because these days, who doesn’t? Originally from Southern California, Leanna now lives in a small town in Utah because the rent is much cheaper there. She loves to attend cons, yell about queer media, and pet good cats.