Tell me all about your favorite Ladies in Comics Things!
In celebration of 1000 followers, I started to put together a list of, what I planned on being, 1000 Ladies in Comics Things You Should Know About. I got up to nine before I came to two conclusions: 1) This was going to take a while, and 2) Why should just my opinions matter so much, especially when I’m celebrating all of my readers?
So I’m throwing this out there— I want to know 10(-ish) of your favorite bits of Ladies in Comics Things! What do I mean by Ladies in Comics Things? Well, let me show you my list:
- Lily Renée
- Women and the Comics by Trina Robbins and Cat Yronwode
- Joanie Lee, Stan’s wife, who told him not to quit Marvel before creating a superhero comic the way he thought it should be done. He then created the Fantastic Four and the rest of what we now consider “The Marvel Universe”
- Jenette Kahn, who lead DC for 25 years (either as EiC, Publisher, or President, often more than one at a time), and facilitated much of the creativity in the medium in the 1980s, bringing in Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore, encouraged hiring more women on all levels, creative and business, and making the first deal with Milestone.
- Ah ! Nana
- Roz Kirby – The King’s wife, muse, and occasional inker, who was as beloved by fans as her husband.
- Wonder Woman Annual 1989
- A Distant Soil, created by Colleen Doran when she was 12.
- Kari by Amruta Patil
- Rosa Saks, the (albeit fictional) romance comics artist in Michael Chabon’s love-letter to the Golden Age of Comics, The Amazing Adventure of Kavalier and Clay—the more I reflect on the way comics history has traditionally been told and mythologized, the more I appreciate Chabon’s nod to the women who worked in the medium in its nascent years.
- Emma T. Capps, the 14-year-old cartoonist I met at MoCCA, whose foreshortening skills as seen in her minicomic Jam Days make me want to weep at my wasted years.
I could go on of course, but that’s where you come in! I want to know your favorite lady-creators and/or their works. I want know your favorite bits of comics trivia that involve ladies. I want to know the histories, anthologies, behind-the-scenes ladies, etc. that you feel are criminally overlooked or just have a special place in your heart. I want to know who you think are the lady-creators of the future, or even just the webcomics you think more people should know about.
Send me your lists via Ask, in the Disqus thread on this post, or to ladiesmakingcomics [at] gmail [dot] com!
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