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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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Bechdel & Co. are bringing 'Fun Home' musical to South Carolina - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

Bechdel & Co. are bringing 'Fun Home' musical to South Carolina - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

In the wake of the uproar in South Carolina over her graphic memoir Fun Home, cartoonist Alison Bechdel has joined with the producers and cast of the musical adaptation to bring the acclaimed off-Broadway show to the College of Charleston.

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Hire This Woman: Artist Alison Sampson

Hire This Woman: Artist Alison Sampson | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Architect and artist Alison Sampson is relatively new to the world of comics, but has done work for both IDW Publishing and Image. In addition to her Image one-shot Genesis with writer Nathan Edmondson (on sale this week), Sampson is also working on the comic Winnebago Graveyard with writer Steve Niles for Black Mask

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How Award-Winning Novelist Nancy Collins Plans to Bring VAMPIRELLA Back to Horror Roots

How Award-Winning Novelist Nancy Collins Plans to Bring VAMPIRELLA Back to Horror Roots | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Vampirella gets a new first issue in June 2014, and writer Nancy Collins tells us about her plans.
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Natasha Allegri's Record-Breaking Web Series 'Bee And Puppycat' Gets Kaboom! Comic Series

Natasha Allegri's Record-Breaking Web Series 'Bee And Puppycat' Gets Kaboom! Comic Series | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

KaBOOM!, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the May debut of BEE AND PUPPYCAT #1 from fan-favorite creator Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE). After breaking the record for most funded web series on Kickstarter, this quirky take on the magical girl genre is coming to comics this May with co-writer Garrett Jackson and covers illustrated by Allegri, Zac Gorman (ADVENTURE TIME), Coleman Engle (BRAVEST WARRIORS), and Becky Dreistadt (ADVENTURE TIME).


“When Natasha and Frederator Studios put up the first ‘Bee and PuppyCat’ animated short last summer, we were instantly smitten, just like thousands of other fans,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Any opportunity to work with Natasha is a joy; ‘Bee and PuppyCat’ is a delightful (and hilarious!) series that readers of all ages can enjoy. And judging by the enormous fan response to the animated episodes, it’s sure to bring new readers to comics, which is one of our ongoing missions.”


WHY WE LOVE IT: Because Natasha Allegri is simply amazing. She built up a big fan-following on Tumblr while working on the Adventure Time cartoon, then created gender-swapped characters (Fionna and Cake) that became so popular they put them into the show. Then, she created BEE AND PUPPYCAT and it became the most funded web series project in Kickstarter history. How could we NOT publish it?


WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: You might already love it if you’re one of the thousands who supported the Kickstarter campaign, but for those of you just joining us, if you like stories that feature magical girls like Sailor Moon, Madoka Magica, and Powerpuff Girls, you will enjoy BEE AND PUPPYCAT! It’s a slice-of-life story with a twist, and it has so much comedy and enchantment you can’t help but be swept up.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray...whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret. Fighting bad guys has never been so funny.


BEE AND PUPPYCAT #1 arrives in comic shops on May 14th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAR140984. Cover A by Natasha Allegri and Cover B by Zac Gorman will ship in a 50/50 intermix. Variant covers by Coleman Engle and Becky Dreistadt will be available in limited quantities. 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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Q&A: Cartoonist and 'Over Easy' author Mimi Pond

Q&A: Cartoonist and 'Over Easy' author Mimi Pond | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

[Mimi] Pond's fantastic new graphic memoir, Over Easy, tells the colorful story of her years employed at a restaurant in Oakland. The job came at a time when hippie culture was rapidly giving way to the punks, and drugs and casual sex were just another savory part of life. "It's really about navigating that moral swamp of the '70s when there were no rules…It was really fun until one day when it wasn't anymore."

 

 

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Siya Oum paints an apocalyptic background for new Lola comic book series

Siya Oum paints an apocalyptic background for new Lola comic book series | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

A post-apocalyptic narrative created by Siya Oum hit the racks of Phoenix Comics Wednesday as part of the Capitol Hill-based artist’s first national comic book release. Oum painstakingly forged the tale dubbed Lola out of her Capitol Hill abode through a mostly solo coloring, designing, and writing process…The apocalyptic storyline paints a bleak future for the planet’s environment while creating the legend of Lola and fleshing out the heroine. “It’s a more personal story,” Oum said.

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Review: Pregnant Butch by A.K. Summers | The Comics Journal

Review: Pregnant Butch by A.K. Summers | The Comics Journal | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

The graphic memoir Pregnant Butch is as direct as its title: a drily whimsical, whipsmart, culturally resonant tale. It’s educational and political, but artist/creator A.K. Summers never forgets she is, first and foremost, telling a story…Her story’s pace is assured and her keen sense of humor shines throughout even the most fraught confessionals.

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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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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:34 PM

Love the sound of this. Putting women as lead roles in comic books, movies, tv shows etc would only show the population how strong and just as good as we are to men. Although, I know that in the middle east men are still very much dominant, its good to see how they can get a different serspective to show the young children in the Middle East the diversity and courage that women/girls have also just like men.

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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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Goodreads Book giveaway for Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios

Goodreads Book giveaway for Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Enter to win one of 10 free copies of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios's surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Giveaway dates from Apr 14-May 12, 2014.

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Gendercrunching The Marvel Retreat - Bleeding Cool

Gendercrunching The Marvel Retreat - Bleeding Cool | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Comic creators at the Marvel retreat? 100% male. Marvel reps have countered that there were a number of women Marvel editors present at the Summit …

 

And while Marvel have certainly been upping the number of female voices amongst comic creators of late, these summits are where the creative future of Marvel comics is set and decided, it’s here where individual voices can have their say, be taken on and greenlit.

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The Mary Sue Interview: The Creators of Webcomic Strong Female Protagonist

The Mary Sue Interview: The Creators of Webcomic Strong Female Protagonist | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Last week we came back from MoCCA bearing an interview with Fiona Staples, and this week we're bringing you another, with Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag, writer and artist behind the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist. They tell us how their initial idea for SFP was to respond to the misuse of the strong female protagonist trope, but that that idea evolved very quickly into an inventive superhero story exploring many of the tropes of modern superhero universes... that just so happens to have a female protagonist.
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MoCCA Art Fest 2014 and Fiona Staples Q&A

MoCCA Art Fest 2014 and Fiona Staples Q&A | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

"I had a real interest in visual story telling. When you read a book, you create images in your mind. I just thought when I was reading stories, what I imagined was so cool. I just thought that the things I was seeing deserved to be recorded somehow. So I always enjoy doing drawings and creating representations of the things that I read, which is basically what I do when I read a comic script."

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Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013 Exhibit at SFPL

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013 Exhibit at SFPL | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

While the general public is all too familiar with superheroes such as Superman, Spiderman, Batman and others, lesser known is how many women drew comics in the early 20th Century and drew them beautifully and often hilariously. Through photos, letters, original artwork, toys, comic books and other ephemera this exhibition discusses the first woman comic strip artist Rose O’Neill and her comic The Old Subscriber Calls, in Truth Magazine in 1896 and other women cartoonists from the late 19th century to now. 

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The Carol Corps and the Kamala Korps Are Changing the Way Marvel Thinks About Female Superheroes

The Carol Corps and the Kamala Korps Are Changing the Way Marvel Thinks About Female Superheroes | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

The devoted fans in the Carol Corps and Kamala Korps view themselves as part of a movement for a bigger and more diverse comic book universe, and it seems like publishers might finally be starting to pay attention. Both Ms. Marvel and the rebooted Captain Marvel are part of Marvel NOW!, an effort by the publisher to attract new readers…[as well as] launching some new female solo titles, including Black Widow, She-Hulk, and Elektra.

 

 

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