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In a spacefaring future, a girl must join with a demon to battle a god

In a spacefaring future, a girl must join with a demon to battle a god | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Michelle Czajkowski's webcomic Ava's Demon is a luminous blend of space opera and fantasy, set in a universe of spaceships and advanced medical science in which certain inhabitants have god-like powers. Ava is a teenaged girl who has never been able to fit in among her classmates. She is constantly tormented by a vile demon, one who can briefly possess her and make her scream violent insanities. Ava knows that the demon is intent on convincing her to end her life, but she refuses to give in.

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From our continental correspondent - Comics for coexistence - Forbidden Planet Blog

From our continental correspondent - Comics for coexistence - Forbidden Planet Blog | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

"Bad hijab day” – if there’s one thing that made me cough up my tea from laughing, it’s this concept from a short strip by German cartoonistSoufeina Hamed....

Hamed is a 24-year old student from Osnabrück in Germany who has been making comics for quite a while now, first with typical big-eyed manga artwork, but lately in a more personal style, not unlike the art found in many alternative, autobiographical comics. She is also a young Muslim woman who freely wears a hijab as part of her religion.

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Homemaking and Homicide: Joelle Jones Talks 'Lady Killer'

Homemaking and Homicide: Joelle Jones Talks 'Lady Killer' | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Cartoonist Joëlle Jones' next work will be the Dark Horse series 'Lady Killer,' the story of an American housewife who lives a secret life as an assassin.

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The Rumpus Interview with Françoise Mouly

The Rumpus Interview with Françoise Mouly | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Comic publishing pioneer Françoise Mouly discusses bringing comics to the mainstream, life at The New Yorker, and the burdens of being legendary.
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Comics: RIP, Jan Shepheard - Forbidden Planet Blog

Comics: RIP, Jan Shepheard - Forbidden Planet Blog | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

The 2000AD crew sadly noted the passing of Jan Shepheard, the very first art director of 2000AD. Jan worked on a variety of British comics...including sister science fiction and adventure titles to 2000AD like Starlord and Tornado (both of which ended up being incorporated into 2000AD later on). Jan designed the utterly iconic Judge Dredd logo...the letters as craggy as Dredd’s famous chin...

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Rumour: Karen Berger To Partner With Judith Regan For A New Graphic Novel Line? - Bleeding Cool

Rumour: Karen Berger To Partner With Judith Regan For A New Graphic Novel Line? - Bleeding Cool | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Last year, Karen Berger walked away from DC Comics after thirty-two years. During that period, she rose to the Executive Editor of the Vertigo line...The question has been since, what is Berger up to?

 

 

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"For every dollar a man earns, a woman in comics in the US earns 27¢" - Anne Elizabeth Moore & The Ladydrawers

"For every dollar a man earns, a woman in comics in the US earns 27¢" - Anne Elizabeth Moore & The Ladydrawers | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Helsinki-area comics creator Aino Sutinen came to Anne Elizabeth Moore’s talk at Helsinki’s Comics Center yesterday, which covered her work in Cambodia,  Our Fashion Year, and what she does with the Ladydrawers. Sutinen took these great notes.

 

 

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Marguerite Bennett's First Comic Book Series - Butterfly - Bleeding Cool

Marguerite Bennett's First Comic Book Series - Butterfly - Bleeding Cool | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Yesterday, Boom! announced that they were launching a new action spy comic series called Butterfly under their Archaia imprint, written by screenwriter Arash Amel.  But it’s also co-written by Marguerite Bennett, who...has been writing at DC Comics under the wing of Scott Snyder on Batman, Batgirl, Lois Lane and Joker’s Daughter one shots and the like. She also wrote a story for the Amazing X-Men Annual, out this week, and a story for IDW’s In The Dark. But this is her first comic that goes past one issue.

 

 

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Interview: Sarah Burgess Falls Into ‘The Summer of Blake Sinclair’ — The Beat

Interview: Sarah Burgess Falls Into ‘The Summer of Blake Sinclair’ — The Beat | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Sarah Burgess’ long-running webcomic ‘The Summer of Blake Sinclair’ has come to an end. But now readers can start all over again, right from the start, as Burgess has brought the series to print via publishers ZetaBella. Described by her as a cheesy student drama, the series is a lot more than just that – it’s a sprawling, vivid depiction of university life, with a cast who wander in and out of each others lives, trailing baggage, problems, love and laughter in their wake.

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Mad Love: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti - Man Cave Daily

Mad Love: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti - Man Cave Daily | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are comics' all-time power couple. The wife-and-husband team are longtime collaborators but even taken separately, either one commands long lines of fans waiting to meet them at comic conventions.
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Alison Bechdel, Nicole Georges Honored At Lambda Awards

Alison Bechdel, Nicole Georges Honored At Lambda Awards | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
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Cartoonists Alison Bechdel and Nicole J. Georges were among those authors honored by the Lambda Awards Monday at Cooper Union College in New York City. Bechdel received the Lambda Literary Foundation's Trustee Award for Exellence in Literature, while Georges was the first winner of a LGBT Graphic Novel category after it was added this year. Bechdel won for I believe her body of work; Georges won for her Houghton Mifflin Harcourt effort Calling Dr. Laura.

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Red Sonja's Husband - Gail Simone Talks Red Sonja #0 - Bleeding Cool

Red Sonja's Husband - Gail Simone Talks Red Sonja #0 - Bleeding Cool | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

As part of their 10th Anniversary celebration, Dynamite has decided to do #0 issues for four of their titles. Today we focus on Red Sonja #0 with series writer Gail Simone

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Female-oriented graphic novel Blades of Hope launched at Middle East Film and Comic Con | The National

Female-oriented graphic novel Blades of Hope launched at Middle East Film and Comic Con | The National | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Sohaib Awan, founder of Jabal Entertainment and publisher of the new graphic novel Blades of Hope talks about the growing demand for strong female characters and how the new series represents the strength of women in society.
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On writing Tomboy » Liz Prince Power

On writing Tomboy » Liz Prince Power | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Tomboy, my graphic novel is coming out from Zest Books in September of this year.…Tomboy is my story of growing up with gender identity issues.  For the first half of my life I wanted to be a boy; this book deals with the reasons why, and the reactions to, my staunch refusal of being a girl.

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A Native American Comic Book Industry - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

A Native American Comic Book Industry - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

INC Comics was founded by Arigon Starr and Teddy Tso at the Phoenix Comic Con in 2011, along with several other Native American comic book artists and creators. They wanted to get a group together to collaborate and strengthen the presence of Native people in the comic book world/industry.

 

In 2012, Lee Francis came on board as publisher and they produced their first collaborative publication, INC’s Universe. This past April, they released their first teaser issue, Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers, a preview of their 70-page graphic novel featuring 6 original stories of Native American Code Talkers, from World War One to Korea. They will release this in October of this year and expect to produce two additional titles before the end of the year: Pueblo Jones and Kaui (Indigenous Fairy Tales).

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Dear Diary: An Interview with Esther Pearl Watson – The Paris Review

Dear Diary: An Interview with Esther Pearl Watson – The Paris Review | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Esther Pearl Watson’s comic Unlovable is based on a found diary, from the 1980s, of a teenager Watson has named Tammy Pierce. Tammy lives in a small North Texas town with her parents and younger brother; her life is banal, poignant, and excruciatingly funny. She clings just above the bottom rung of her high school social hierarchy, awkwardly pursues “hot guys,” and is regularly exploited by her best friend, Kim. 

 

In Watson’s hands, however, this is not a coming-of-age story. Expanding on the details of the diary, she amplifies Tammy’s naïveté and absurdity, capturing the grotesqueness of adolescence, how teenagers live in their aspirations and ideals but also in an amplified shame. Watson’s lines are exaggerated and energetic; her characters are sweaty and ugly, their imperfections magnified as if being scrutinized in a sixteen-year-old’s mirror. You feel, vividly, the humiliation of bodies. Matt Groening has called Unlovable “the great teen comic tragedy of our time.”

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Suffragette Lady: An Interview with Kate Charlesworth — The Beat

Suffragette Lady: An Interview with Kate Charlesworth — The Beat | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

On International Workers’ Day, the 1st of May, Jonathan Cape published Sally Heathcote, Suffragette, the second graphic novel written by Mary Talbot, a semi-fictionalised history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in Britain...[Artist] Kate Charlesworth, a Scottish cartoonist who had cut her teeth in the heady days of the British gay rights struggle, back in the 1970s and 1980s. So, when I got the chance to interview her – having previously interviewed both the Talbots – I jumped at it.

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Etta Hulme, acclaimed Star-Telegram editorial cartoonist, dies; age 90 | Star-Telegram.com

Etta Hulme, acclaimed Star-Telegram editorial cartoonist, dies; age 90 | Star-Telegram.com | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Etta Hulme, a longtime Star-Telegram editorial cartoonist who rose to national prominence with her understated drawing style and liberal-leaning wit, died Wednesday at her Arlington [Texas] home. [She] was 90. She was one of the few women ever hired as a full-time newspaper editorial cartoonist. Twice, in 1982 and 1998, she was named best editorial cartoonist by the National Cartoonist Society. And she was elected president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists.

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Episode 1 of the Women of Marvel Podcast

Episode 1 of the Women of Marvel Podcast | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

The Women of Marvel podcast will assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released monthly, every third Friday (or so), co-hosted by Marvel Digital Media Group Social Media Manager Adri Cowan and Marvel.com Associate Producer Judy Stephens, along with Marvel Comic Editors Sana Amanat and Jeanine Schaefer. We also want your feedback, as well as questions for us to answer on future episodes!

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Don't Be a Dick | Bitch Media

Don't Be a Dick | Bitch Media | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Don't Be a Dick, The Ladydrawers Comics Collective's in-depth look at comics and gender diversity, presented in partnership with Bitch Media [has finished]. Over the past six months, this six-part series has looked at topics like gender dynamics behind marketing comics and the history of lady-centric comics.

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Cartoon Art Museum » First Annual Queer Comics Expo

Cartoon Art Museum » First Annual Queer Comics Expo | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

This June, the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco will join Pride month celebrations by holding its first annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) on June 8, 2014 from 11am to 5pm. The expo encourages attendees to dress up, draw, meet artists, mingle with Queens, watch demonstrations, join conversations, and learn about the fierce LGBTQ world of comic books.

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Lilli Carré Interview - Women Write About Comics

Lilli Carré Interview - Women Write About Comics | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

  Lilli Carré is one of a kind. Her style is all her own; I’ve never seen anything else like it. The stories she weaves and the images she creates have a trademark air of melancholy, regardless of genre...Her style is also heavy on subtlety and nuance. At no point is the message spoon-fed to the audience. You must read it, let the images and the story sink in, and then figure out what it means to you.

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Hire This Woman: Writer Janine Frederick

Hire This Woman: Writer Janine Frederick | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Writer Janine Frederick has contributed to anthologies and was a finalist in DC Comics’ March 2010 Zuda digital comics competition. She’s currently working on her own ongoing comic, Quandary with artist Ken Frederick. 

 

 

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Warren Ellis & Tula Lotay Embrace The Harpoon Supreme

Warren Ellis & Tula Lotay Embrace The Harpoon Supreme | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay have a new book out for Image Comics, and it’s set the Internet on fire with rumor, speculation, and all-out geek meltdowns. Everyone wants to know what the inside dirt is on Supreme: Blue Rose. So we asked.
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The Entire Meghan Hetrick Art From Nightwing #30 - Before It Was Binned - Bleeding Cool

The Entire Meghan Hetrick Art From Nightwing #30 - Before It Was Binned - Bleeding Cool | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Before it was delayed a month and a half and completely changed. But it seems the entire issues was completed before it was done away with. So here are the thirty inked pages, as appearing on Meghan Hetrick’s art agent’s website, from $225. Though the funeral splashpage of Nightwing with the Justice League as pallbearers goes for $1250…

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Interview: Lucie Ebrey - dogs wear plaid | Comics&Cola

Interview: Lucie Ebrey - dogs wear plaid | Comics&Cola | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Lucie Ebrey began posting her 4-panel diary comics in December 2012, partly as a reaction to one of her comic heroes, James Kochalka, retiring his own diary strip, American Elf, and has been steadily gaining a following ever since. Going through over a year's worth of strips to pick out a few with which to illustrate this piece, the progress and evolution of her work is both astonishing and clear to see. Ebrey's depicts herself in the strip as a blue dog, often in a signature hat and plaid shirt, and the easy affability of her personality and portrayal of everyday events has no doubt been pivotal to its growing popularity.

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