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DHC To Publish 15 Year-Old Cartoonist in DARK HORSE PRESENTS

DHC To Publish 15 Year-Old Cartoonist in DARK HORSE PRESENTS | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

For teenager Emma T. Capps, the June release of Dark Horse Presents #25 represents more than just an exciting anniversary issue of the anthology comic.

The comic will include one of Capps' original comics, making the 15-year-old the youngest cartoonist ever published by Dark Horse....

Newsarama talked to the enthusiastic teen about her publication in Dark Horse Presents #25 and found out more about what makes this young lady's dedication to comics so refreshing.

 
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How A Funny, Horse-Obsessed Artist Created The Look Of Netflix's First Animated Show

How A Funny, Horse-Obsessed Artist Created The Look Of Netflix's First Animated Show | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Illustrator Lisa Hanawalt has been drawing hilarious images in print for years. Now she's putting her imprint on the look of Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman.

 

 

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Saga Gets New Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Saga Gets New Deluxe Hardcover Edition | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
In November Image Comics releases the Saga Book One Deluxe Hardcover. In addition to its striking cover artwork, this 500-page volume collects the first 18 issues of Saga, plus behind-the-scenes material.
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One of the single best series being published right now.

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Women make comics: from Marie Duval to Janine - Untold lives blog

Women make comics: from Marie Duval to Janine - Untold lives blog | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

 

The presence of women writers and artists stands out among the recent publications on display in the ‘Comics Unmasked’ exhibition at the British Library. Our favourite pieces include works by Laura Oldfield Ford, Nicola Streeten and Katie Charlesworth. As you go back in time, however, it can become difficult to see the creative minds of women at work in British comics.

 

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Leeds comic book queen is picture perfect

Leeds comic book queen is picture perfect | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Comic book illustrator Lisa Wood is drawing up plans for one of the biggest comic book events in Leeds.

 

Lisa, who struggled with dyslexia at school, set up the not-for-profit festival in 2007 with the hope it would make comics appeal to a wider audience and raise awareness of how powerful and helpful they can be for children who might be struggling with reading and learning difficulties…

 

She now illustrates two comics under the alias Tula Lotay – Supreme Blue Rose, with writer Warren Ellis for Image Comics, and Bodies for DC’s Vertigo comics.


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7-year-old girl’s bedtime tales morphed into comic book

7-year-old girl’s bedtime tales morphed into comic book | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

The comic book, ["Chess"] which was published in July, follows the story of Elise, a 12-year-old girl who is lonely after moving to a new town with her mother.

 

After flipping through a book her mother gives her as a gift, Elise is sent into a new world called Newland, where she meets two siblings — Toby and Kate. Kate is searching for the pieces of her heart, which have been shattered and dispersed by a villainous character called the Black Queen.

 

The story is centered on the journey Elise embarks on to help Kate find the five pieces of her heart and to find her own way back home.

 

Beginning last summer, Natalie [Symanski], said her daughter [Symana], a third-grader at Sycamore Valley Academy, wanted to start telling the nighttime stories before her bedtime.

 

Since then, when she started the story of Elise and her journey, Natalie said her daughter has grown as a storyteller.

 

 

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'Sinergy' turns sex into a supernatural resource

'Sinergy' turns sex into a supernatural resource | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Most fathers think their teen daughter's boyfriend is a monster, but the dad in the new Image Comics series Sinergy is pretty much on point.

 

Created by the husband-and-wife writer/artist duo of Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma, Sinergy (debuting Nov. 19) stars a girl named Jess whose life turns into something out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when she has her first sexual experience.

 

Losing her virginity to her beau Leaf activates Jess' ability to see monsters hiding in plain sight — and one of them happens to be her boyfriend.

 

"Every parent fears their child will get into a bad relationship, and here we really get to play that out with Jess and her monster lover," says Oeming, co-creator of Powers with Brian Michael Bendis.

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The Distribution Engine - Supporting Distribution of British Comics in North America

The Distribution Engine - Supporting Distribution of British Comics in North America | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

The Distribution Engine was started by Ken Goldberg and John Anderson as a means to support those British independent comics publishers that were struggling to find decent distribution in the US and Canada.

The Business Plan is simple:

Show each shop a variety of books. Actually let them see the books before they order.Don't force a minimum order on them.Support them after they've ordered any books with media mentions, supporting material where possible, and generally just being available to talk.

The Distribution Engine isn't everywhere - yet. It's starting small to prevent overreaching and failing. Because failure is not an option.

If you run a comic shop, and want to hear more, let us know.

If you're an independent publisher who is struggling to get your work seen, tell us about it.

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Calling all Cartoonists of Colors for the CoC Database

Calling all Cartoonists of Colors for the CoC Database | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

My name is MariNaomi and I'm a half-Japanese indie comics creator. I've been making autobiographical comics since the nineties. I started this list for my own purposes, intending to reach out to other POC creators for an article I'm writing. As the list grew, I was amazed at how many of us there are. I knew of about thirty offhand, and was shocked as the numbers climbed into the hundreds (700+ at the moment!). I found this both inspiring and disparaging, having heard the sentence "What POC cartoonists?" so many times over the years.


If you're a POC comic book creator, please...submit your information to add to the database. If you've got experience doing data entry (and have access to Dreamweaver) and you want to volunteer your time to help update the database, please send me an email.

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You’d Better Show Concrete Park Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T This September - Talking With Erika Alexander And Tony Puryear | Bleeding Cool

You’d Better Show Concrete Park Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T This September - Talking With Erika Alexander And Tony Puryear | Bleeding Cool | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #1 drops on September 3rd from Dark Horse Comics. It’s an action-packed sci-fi tale about exiles fighting for their lives and a sense of purpose on another planet—and that’s not even half of what the story’s about.  We caught up with series creators, the husband and wife team of Erika Alexander and Tony Puryear, two movie and TV pros who’ve made the jump to comics with this latest story, for an interview. Alexander’s famous for her sitcom work, portraying Cousin Pam on The Cosby Show and eccentric lawyer Maxine Shaw on Living Single.

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Outlander author: 'My comic love'

Outlander author: 'My comic love' | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

US author Diana Gabaldon writes the best-selling Outlander books, which have now been adapted for a new TV series in the States.

In Scotland to promote the latest book in her series, she has told BBC News Scotland of how she wrote comic book stories about Disney's Scrooge McDuck and was courted by the home of Iron Man, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy - Marvel.

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Koyama Press: Saving Artists, One Canadian at a Time - Asian American Writers' Workshop

Koyama Press: Saving Artists, One Canadian at a Time - Asian American Writers' Workshop | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Those who know [Annie] Koyama—which is likely everyone in independent comics—may be more apt to recognize her cartoon avatars, commissions of famous comics illustrators. The real Annie Koyama’s story is less believable than the most extreme of these exegetic deformations. The busy-as-a-cartoon publisher/mentor took the exactly 20 minutes of free time she had between events at the most recent TCAF to chat with me about her career and her mission at Toronto-based Koyama Press.

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The Marvel/DC Rivalry Finally Extends To Winning Female Fans

The Marvel/DC Rivalry Finally Extends To Winning Female Fans | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
There's currently an unspoken contest between Marvel and DC to see who can produce more comics aimed at a female audience. Or at least, there should be.
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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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Karen Traviss Joins G. I. Joe For New Series - Bleeding Cool

Karen Traviss Joins G. I. Joe For New Series - Bleeding Cool | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

British military science-fiction author Karen Traviss takes the reigns of the new G.I. Joe series for IDW as the team adjusts to a new world where Cobra has become the peacekeeping taskforce. This new series will be based more in a gritty realism and tap into real-world dangers and politics.

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Mark Waid and Becky Tinker talk 'Everstar' | Big Shiny Robot

Mark Waid and Becky Tinker talk 'Everstar' | Big Shiny Robot | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Thrillbent has recently launched a book that seems more and more important to the genre as days go by. It’s called Everstar and it has as its protagonist an 11 year old girl who carouses about the galaxy in her very own spaceship. Comics geared at all ages and featuring females in the lead are few and far between, and this one is about as adventurous as they can get. But more than that, it’s an all female creative team behind the story. Writer Becky Tinker and artist Joie Brown work hard to bring a feminine realism to a story so fantastical.

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1987 And All That: Fallen Angels #1-8 - Comics Should Be Good!

1987 And All That: Fallen Angels #1-8 - Comics Should Be Good! | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

As a story about a group of misfit superpowered kids, it’s appropriate that Fallen Angels [written by Mary Jo Duffy] would be something of a misfit superhero series, too…it doesn’t look, feel, or move like your typical cape-and-cowl adventure. Its cast is cobbled together from characters old and new, popular (at the time, at least) and obscure, and the characters are constantly butting heads with one another…It’s a non-traditional team with mixed morals and motives, not fighting for good or evil but merely sticking together for the sake of survival and some semblance of friendship/family. Fallen Angels is a coming-of-age story for the entire titular team, and it is more interested in studying human behavior than the high-powered violence of the average superhero tale. In this story, being a teenager comes first, and having powers comes second, an interesting and unusual prioritization that makes for an entertaining if not astonishing read.

 

 

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Hire This Woman: Artist Elsa Charretier

Hire This Woman: Artist Elsa Charretier | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Artist Elsa Charretier has primarily produced comics in her home country of France, including previous works Aeternum Vale, an issue of Le Garde Républicain, and backup pages for the Image comic One Hit Wonder. Her current project, The Infinite Loop, which she’s pencilling, inking, and coloring, had a very successful crowdfunding campaign.

 

 

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23 Female Cartoonists On Drawing Their Bodies

23 Female Cartoonists On Drawing Their Bodies | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

What happens when women draw their own bodies in a medium that has represented them so poorly? While graphic books published by men each year still outnumber those by women, the exclusionary landscape of American comics has been called into question. From blockbuster successes like Alison Bechdel’sFun Home and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, to rising indie artists and vibrant online communities, female cartoonists are producing some of the most exciting work in the genre. Here, 23 successful graphic artists share their illustrations and discuss how women are reshaping a form that has marginalized them nearly since its inception.

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Nicole Perlman Writes the Galaxy

Nicole Perlman Writes the Galaxy | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
The co-writer of Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' talks about her time in the Marvel Studios writer's program & more!
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Help Geeks OUT Make an Anthology Graphic Novel

Help Geeks OUT Make an Anthology Graphic Novel | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Geeks OUT is excited to announce open submissions for our first Geeks OUT Anthology Graphic Novel! The theme of the book is POWER! However you want to interpret that is fine by us! Think geeky! Think queer!  We hope to showcase the variety of styles and voices our queer geeks contribute to the comic/cartoon medium. Send us a paragraph or two about the comic you want to create along with a sample of artwork. Any of your comic/cartoon work is fine. It doesn't have to be images from the story you want to tell.  Things to keep in mind: Proposal submission are due September 30th Accepted artists will be informed the first week of October Final artwork due December 1st Entries should be 1-6 pages when completed and illustrated Keep it PG-13 as we are going to be bringing the book to conventions and selling it online Do not use copyrighted characters Compensation Anthology contributors will receive two complimentary copy of the finished anthology, and be able to purchase additional copies at cost. Anthology contributors will also be invited to table at our Geeks OUT booth at lager Comic Cons we attend to promote their work in the book and sell their own comics.  Ownership and Copyright All creators maintain ownership and copyright to their submission. Submitting to Geeks OUT Anthology Comic only gives anthology publishing rights with print and a potential digital edition. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN! More information about sizing and final art will be posted as submissions roll in. Send ideas and any questions to submissions@geeksout.org. 

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Spike Trotman Talks Taking Down The Gatekeepers [Interview]

Spike Trotman Talks Taking Down The Gatekeepers [Interview] | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Comic creator, anthology publisher, and crowdfunding guru Spike Trotman talks about Kickstarter foibles, “porn for chicks,” and a new golden age for comics.
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YA Novelist Gwenda Bond's Secret DC Project, Clue The First!

YA Novelist Gwenda Bond's Secret DC Project, Clue The First! | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

This week the fabulous team at Switch Press/Capstone will be posting some visual teasers for what I have been obnoxiously referring to as Secret Project for months, leading up to the cover reveal. I can tell you this is an iconic character--definitely someone you know. Here's the first hint! I think it's probably clear why it was secret (psst, look around the edges) -- and why I'm so excited about it that I couldn't help but be obnoxious. I'll bet some of you -- especially comics fans -- can figure it out just from this. Also: yes, it's a young adult novel...

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Marguerite Bennett Dives Into Spycraft with 'Butterfly'

Marguerite Bennett Dives Into Spycraft with 'Butterfly' | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

There’s nothing like a good spy thriller that explores deeply flawed and morally complex characters. Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the September debut of Butterfly, a new four-issue series that explores the true nature of people who devote themselves to covert ops and the solitude, deceit, and violence that comes with that life. Screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased), writer Marguerite Bennett (Sleepy Hollow, Batgirl), and artist Antonio Fuso (G.I. Joe: Cobra) explore the espionage genre and the complexity of family drama within a web of global conspiracy.


“Butterfly lands right in our sweet spot as a publisher,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The spy genre has always been a favorite of ours and this series stands out as a highlight amongst our work in that field. With Butterfly, we take a look at a father and daughter who are completely estranged due to the toll of the spy lifestyle. What I love most about this series is that Arash and Marguerite have managed to tell a patient story deeply rooted in character and still maintain the intense action of a spy thriller. While reading the first issue some of their small touches reminded of what I love about the work of John le Carré, J.J. Abrams’ Alias, and the Bourne franchise. Antonio Fuso’s stark and stylized art is an incredible compliment to a very promising series.”


Butterfly is one of Project Delta's deep cover agents—no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she’s set up for a murder she didn’t commit, she’s unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her setup. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.


Archaia’s Butterfly #1 arrives in comic shops on September 24th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL140987. The issue ships with a card-stock cover by Phil Noto (Black Widow). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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Indian, Palestinian women cartoonists win CRNI’s 2014 Courage in Editorial Cartooning award

Indian, Palestinian women cartoonists win CRNI’s 2014 Courage in Editorial Cartooning award | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

The Cartoonists Rights Network International has just announced that Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra [pictured] and Palestinian cartoonist Majda Shaheen are the 2014 winners of the Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. The CRNI presents the honor to “a cartoonist in great danger who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the exercise of free-speech rights under extraordinary circumstances.” Mishra and Shaheen are the first women ever to win the award.

 

 

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How Did Comic Con in Dubai Strike a Blow for Feminism?

How Did Comic Con in Dubai Strike a Blow for Feminism? | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
You heard me: There were more female artists than male at Comic Con Dubai

 

To many Westerners, Dubai is a conservative city in a conservative Arab state, which makes it an odd place for a convention of risqué Lycra-obsessed cosplayers and over-the-top entertainment. Even more bizarre: In a culture where ladies are told to cover up, Comic Con is attracting women in their droves. And they’re not just there to gawp—there were actually more women artists at Dubai Comic Con than male artists, which is in stark contrast to American Comic Con, which is often criticized for its lack of women.

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