Lea Hernandez (born 11 March 1964) is an American comic book and webcomic creator, known primarily for working in a manga-influenced style, and for doing lettering and touch ups on manga imports. She is the co-creator of Killer Princesses written by Gail Simone and published by Oni Press, and the creator of Rumble Girls from NBM. She did art for works at Marvel Comics and DC Comics: Marvel Mangaverse: Punisher (a one shot), and Transmetropolitan (two 2 page shorts). She also did art for 3 issues of The Hardy Boys manga-style series at Papercutz. She published several webcomics at Modern Tales and was the original editor of Girlamatic. Her webcomics include Atelier Divalea  and The Garlicks , the latter which she attempted to fund with a Kickstarter campaign, later followed by an IndieGogo campaign, with publishing rights optioned by Action Labs.
She received a 1999 Eisner nomination for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition. In 2004, she was awarded Lulu of the Year by Friends of Lulu, a now disbanded women in comics organization, for editing at Girlamatic.
Hernandez has written several short stories for collections of science fiction and fantasy.
On the morning of September 6, 2006, her home in Texas burned down and much of her original artwork was lost in the fire. Colleagues in the comics industry responded by collecting donations for Lea from fans and friends in the comics industry.
- "800-DJIN-HLP" in Aladdin: Master of the Lamp. edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW books, 1992.
- "Al Einstein—Nazi Smasher!" in Alternate Warriors, edited by Mike Resnick, Tor Books, 1993.
- "Pteri" in Dinosaur Fantastic. edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW book, 1993. .
- "The Ghost of Christmas Scams." in Christmas Ghosts. edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, 1993.
- "The Journal of #3 Honeysuckle Lane" in Witch Fantastic. edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, 1995.
- Cathedral Child. Somerville, Maryland : Cyberosia Publishing, 1998.
- Clockwork Angels. Berkeley, California : Image, 2001
- Rumble girls. New York : NBM Publishing, 2003.
- Manga secrets. Cincinnati, Ohio : Impact, 2005.
- "Icon Film Festival". Promo.icon.org.il. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
- Guzman, Rene A. (January 23, 2002). "Manga revises Marvel heroes". San Antonio Express-News, p. 1G.
- Pethokoukis, James M. (September 25, 2000). "Help, Spidey, help! Comics are dying!". U.S. News & World Report, p. 46.
- Wolk, Douglas (November 1, 2004). "Web Comics Send Readers Looking for Books". Publishers Weekly, p. 15.
- Atelier Divalea
- Dangerous Beauty—Lea Hernandez's LiveJournal
- Lea Hernandez - Anime Convention Personality of the Week - Feb. 22, 1999
- Lea Hernandez interviewed on Missions Unknown