The Ormes Society, named after the legendary pioneering cartoonist of color Jackie Ormes, is an organization dedicated to supporting black female comic creators and promoting the inclusion of black women in the comics industry as creators, characters, and consumers.
Of course, don’t forget The Ormes Society, run by the wonderful Cheryl Lynn Eaton. That list of creators grows longer every year, bringing some amazing work to the table. Help it grow more by sending Cheryl Lynn any absent names you’re aware of—or start creating comics of your own ;)
“(Scholastic) also publish one of the bestselling graphic novels of all time: “Smile”, by Raina Telgemeier. Last year, she published her second book, “Drama”. It debuted on the list at #2. What was #1 that week? Smile. Who else has done that? Robert Kirkman, and he had to use a television show to sell that many copies! Saga did hit #1 twice this year, and recently celebrated 52 weeks on the bestseller list. Smile has been on for 85+, and it is not uncommon for both to be on the list the same week.”—