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Kickstart THIS!

The Big Feminist BUT, edited by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly

This project was announced forever ago, and I had almost given it up for dead.  Imagine my delight when it was announced it was up on Kickstarter!

Women now regularly run for the highest offices in the land, BUT turn the channel and we’re bombarded with Teen Moms and Real Housewives. Women can have any career they want, BUT they still have to contend with the tick tick tock of their biological clocks when it comes to their love lives. Of course, these days women can also choose not to have children at all, BUT will they really ever be truly fulfilled if they don’t? We know what we’re supposed to do if a guy turns out to be “not that into you,” BUT what if he is? What do we really mean when we start a sentence with the disclaimers, “I’m not a feminist BUT…” or “I am 100% a feminist BUT…”

What do our great big “BUTS…” say about where things stand between the sexes in the 21st Century?

With The Big Feminist BUT, we’ve put together a first rate collection of comics that address a wide spectrum of great big BUTS! We started a conversation - and now we need your help to keep it going.

If you want a bit more of an idea of what you’d be backing, you can see a preview of Corinne Mucha’s contribution, on the subject of “spinsterhood” in a post-feminist world, over on Bitch Magazine.

It’s made by an all-star list of creators—women and men (in many ways I’m more interested in the men’s stories!)—and here are the ladies: Charlie Jane Anders, Gabrielle Bell, Emily Flake, Shaenon Garrity, Hilary Florido, Sarah Oleksyk, Vanessa Davis, Lauren Weinstein, Andrice Arp, Liz Baillie, Abby Denson, Suzanne Kleid, Beth Lisick, Stina Lofgren, Ulli Lust, MariNaomi, MK Reed, Corinne Mucha, Shannon O’Leary, Virginia Paine, Joan Reilly, Kat Roberts, Lisa Ullmann, Angie Wang, Jen Wang, Sari Wilson, and Andi Zeisler

So what are you waiting for?  Go back The Big Feminist BUT and then follow their Tumblr!

Cartoonist MariNaomi reading her short story “Sleep Deprived” at Home Room in Los Angeles, as part of the Los Angeles Zine Fest reading, on Feb. 18, 2012.  See the original comic on the Rumpus

Kickstarter Project o’ the Week

Little Heart: A Comic Anthology for Marriage Equality

Little Heart is a comic anthology created to show support for marriage equality, produced in partnership with 2D Cloud & [MN]Love and YOU. The comics included in the volume cover a variety of material, from auto-bio, science fiction, intimate vignettes, romantic incidentals; work created to show that love strikes all walks of life.

This project was spawned by the very urgent need to fight the 2012 referendum that seeks to instill discrimination and hate in the Minnesota state constitution. Since Little Heart’s inception, the project has grown. The reason for the growth is that the issue itself is bigger than Minnesota. Which is why we have enlisted artists across the US, Canada, and a small sampling of international artists.

With this book, our desire is to help get people talking about marriage equality. Little Heart was not created with the idea to shove any ideology down your throat. Instead, it was created to illustrate that relationships and love should be left to individuals to discover on their own. Our hope is that, this is exactly what this book will allow us to show.

Should we raise enough funds for this project to be a success, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the comic will go towards the non-profit [MN]Love — allowing them to keep fighting for marriage equality, tolerance, and love.

They’ve got four days left to raise $2,340!  Why not help and give what you can?

Lady creators involved include: Tuesday Bassen, Emma Reynolds, Ellen Redshaw, Anna Bongiovanni, Hannah Blumenreich, Megan Tulius, Hedwig Vinson + Rachel Kowarski, Milkyboots, Tammy Ray, Sally Madden, Emily Carroll + Kate Craig, MariNaomi, and Meghan Hogan

Next Week’s Featured Event
Ladies’ Night at Strange Adventures in Halifax
After hours on Leap Day, Strange Adventures will be hosting an exclusive, ladies only event featuring cupcakes, discounts, trivia, and prizes!
Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys, The War at Ellsmere) and Jordyn Bochon (Spera) will be on hand for signings, and Tumblr’s own comic star Kate Leth will be there working her usual retail gig (but I’m sure she’ll be happy to sign her Locke & Key appearances and other merch!)
On Facebook, 119 ladies have already RSVP’d, how can you miss such a party?  At the very least, go to piss off this guy.  And bring your comics-curious friends!
Other Events
Tuesday, February 28
Newcastle, UK: Mary and Bryan Talbot will be discussing Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes at the Lit & Phil, 6:30pm GMT
Lowell MA: Reception for “A Picture’s Worth: Contemporary Graphic Novel Artists” with Liz Prince & Veronica Fish at UMass Lowell, 3-5pm EST 
Friday, March 2
Roanoke VA: Danielle Corsetto will be giving a talk at Roanoke Library about cartooning and being a professional web cartoonist, 6pm-8pm EST.
Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4
Austin, TX: The 8th annual Staple! Independent Media Expo is at Marchesa Hall and Theater. In attendance will be Liz Prince, MariNaomi, and Monica Gallagher.
Saturday, March 3
NYC: Jennifer Cruté will be signing her book Jennifer’s Journal: The Life of a SubUrban Girl (and throwing a party with wine, champagne, and hors d’oeurves!) at the House of Art Gallery in Brooklyn, 6-10pm EST
Sunday, March 4
Portland OR: Writer Sarah Mirk and some participating artists will be presenting their new Oregon History Comics at the release party at Powell’s Books, 7:30-9:30pm PST

Next Week’s Featured Event

Ladies’ Night at Strange Adventures in Halifax

After hours on Leap Day, Strange Adventures will be hosting an exclusive, ladies only event featuring cupcakes, discounts, trivia, and prizes!

Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys, The War at Ellsmere) and Jordyn Bochon (Spera) will be on hand for signings, and Tumblr’s own comic star Kate Leth will be there working her usual retail gig (but I’m sure she’ll be happy to sign her Locke & Key appearances and other merch!)

On Facebook, 119 ladies have already RSVP’d, how can you miss such a party?  At the very least, go to piss off this guy.  And bring your comics-curious friends!

Other Events

Tuesday, February 28

Friday, March 2

Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4

Saturday, March 3

Sunday, March 4

Mike Dawson - MariNaomi & Noah Van Sciver: Live at MIX

The Comics Journal’s Mike Dawson moderated a panel at Minneapolis Indie Xpo (MIX), spotlighting cartoonists MariNaomi and Noah Van Sciver (yes, Ethan’s brother).  With MariNaomi, they discussed her book, Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Résumé, Ages 0-22 from HarperCollins, her working process, getting inspired to start comics by a zine called Jizz, why she prefers creating short stories, and the benefits of having an agent.

52 plays
MariNaomi has a truly chilling tale just in time for Halloween.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go live in my shower now.

MariNaomi has a truly chilling tale just in time for Halloween.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go live in my shower now.

In recent years, comics have grown into a legitimate - and big money - business. Yet, some in the industry haven’t felt the impact of the popular success of the now ubiquitous form. More often than not, it’s the female-identified creators who aren’t being encouraged to submit work, aren’t being sought out and aren’t getting books turned into big movie deals. In comics and elsewhere, women creators of all sorts of media are starting to ask: Why? Ladydrawers, a new semimonthly comics collaboration, will look at a few possible reasons and impacts in comics form.
Introducing Ladydrawers, a new column for Truthout. (via graphicladies)

(via graphicladies)

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