Santa Muerte (Saint Death) aka Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte (Our lady of the Holy Death) aka la Flaca (The Skinny) aka la Madrina (The Godmother) aka la Huesuda (The Bone Lady)
I’ve been finding Santa Muerte pop up in Day of the Dead posts by mistake during the month of October. She has nothing to do with the Day of the Dead. Santa Muerte is a folk saint from Mexico and the South Western parts of the United States, Associated with death, some people believe she has ties to the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacihuatl. (Which wouldn’t be all that uncommon for Christianity to come in and mix in with the local religions. Turning the regional gods into saints. We have seen this with the Irish goddess, Brigid, who became Saint Bridgett after Christianity came to the island.)
Interesting enough, her biggest followers are drug cartels and victims of drug cartels. You can often see roadside shrines to her from where people were gunned down as a result from the drug wars.
Nice art! Reminds me of Mignola a bit.