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If you are like me, your life revolves around comics, the women who make them, and documentaries. There have been many fine comics documentaries, some of which have included or even been about ladies, but the Sequart Organization has teamed up with director Marisa Stotter of Respect Films to produce what is shaping up to be the best one yet!

She Makes Comics “will celebrate eighty years of female creators telling amazing stories in comics. From early superhero artists like Ramona Fradon to iconoclastic 60s creators like Joyce Farmer, from 80s innovators like Karen Berger to present day writers like Kelly Sue DeConnick, the film will let female creators tell their stories.” The film will also pay significant attention to female fandom and the history and evolution thereof (with stats and such from former DC editor Janelle Asselin who did her graduate thesis on the subject!)

But of course, there is the pesky business of needing the funds to complete it. That’s where you (via Kickstarter) come in. It’s already 26% funded after only three days. Beyond the standard rewards of a shoutout in the credits, a digital copy and/or DVD of the finished film, posters and T-shirts and such, you can also potentially get yourself drawn into a book about the history of women in comics by Jill Thompson or Colleen Doran! Or, if you are an aspiring creator, you can get your script/pitch reviewed by Janelle Asselin!

So come join all these awesome people (as well as backers such as Jimmy Palmiotti, Fred Van Lente, and Dean Haspiel to name but a few) and support what promises to be an incredible look at the latest and greatest of women comics creators as well as fans like you.

So remember when sundry idiots and people who should know better said some ignorant crap about diversity in comics? No, not that time, or the 80 other times this year— I mean, that one last week on a panel about a superhero documentary.

Now, wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a documentary about diversity in comics? GUESS WHAT. The Ladydrawers collective— who for years have been posting comics on Truthout about women’s rights and racial and sexual diversity— are trying to do just that!

The Ladydrawers documentary Comics Undressed is an ambitious project with the primary aim of addressing media justice in comics and popular culture. We intend to portray the underlying forms of discrimination that impact representations of women, queers, trans folk, non-binary gender people, and people of color. We seek to support a diversity of racial, gender, and sexual identities that make up our society as well as unveil the surprising economic injustices and cultural biases that occur. Our goal is to present a sincere heartfelt documentary that captures our love for comics while critiquing the structure of the comics industry.

The thing is, they have just 4 days now to raise $7,000.

If just one-fifth of my followers donated just one dollar, then they’d make it. If you’ve already donated, you can go back and add a dollar to your existing pledge!

And let’s not forget that another Kickstarter-backed documentary, Wonder Women! was later aired on PBS, the same network that will be airing the aforementioned superhero documentary. Wouldn’t it be great if PBS themselves had a counterpoint to the ignorant crap said in the “promotion” of their own documentary? But it can’t happen without you!

After teasing fans for a few months, Amy Reeder and Brand Montclare’s Rocket Girl is go for launch…a “teenage cop from a high-tech future” who’s sent back to 1986…“As she pieces together the clues, she discovers that the ‘future’ — an alternate reality version of 2013 and the place she calls home — shouldn’t exist at all”…I spoke with Montclare and Reeder about Rocket Girl, using Kickstarter to finance their creator-owned works and much more. http://bit.ly/18hL2Lp
After teasing fans for a few months, Amy Reeder and Brand Montclare’s Rocket Girl is go for launch…a “teenage cop from a high-tech future” who’s sent back to 1986…“As she pieces together the clues, she discovers that the ‘future’ — an alternate reality version of 2013 and the place she calls home — shouldn’t exist at all”…I spoke with Montclare and Reeder about Rocket Girl, using Kickstarter to finance their creator-owned works and much more. http://bit.ly/18hL2Lp
Honeydew and Magic follows the story of a girl named Sprout - She doesn’t know too much about her past, though one thing she does know is that she was human until a tree spirit named Treesun came along, who lives in her head. You’ll get to meet Terra and Goji, two other folks she lives with and see their adventures in the strange world they inhabit. Oh, I should also mention that they live in a magic shop selling all kinds of different magic teas. Some of which are explosive.  http://kck.st/10Kyp3J
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