The Next Stage of the Women’s Sequential Art Library
I’ve mentioned in the past wanting to turn my collection of women’s comics anthologies, histories, biographies and so on into an actual brick-and-mortar library, or at least a travelling “exhibit”. I signed up for LibraryThing and ComicBookDB catalogs (and got started with Goodreads), and even created a wishlist spreadsheet! And while I’m still no closer to actual premises or other library-type things, I have two things.
A dedicated bookshelf in my apartment:
And a logo:
(I’m still taking critiques on this by actual designers, btw)
So naturally I decided the next step was to start a Tumblr! Conveniently located at wsal.ladiesmakingcomics.com, I intend to post reviews of books and issues within the collection and whatever other things I think would be of interest. And maybe someday I’ll be able to set up a booth at conventions like the Kirby Museum does!
The first day of Boston Comic Con is past!
A more complete report shall follow, especially of the Womanthology panel (which was, to say the least, a rousing success— thanks to the remarkable ladies thereon!)
But I wanted to show off some further additions to the Women’s Sequential Art Library: issues 1, 2, 5, and 6 of Wimmen’s Comix, 1, 2, and 4 of Tits and Clits, and the one-shot Mama! Dramas!
Women’s Sequential Art Library Update!
My first comic shop, That’s Entertainment in Worcester MA, is having a 30% off sale on back issues, so today I rented a ZipCar and went out there. Why was it worth the cost of a 4 hour rental? Here’s their back issue selection:
(there are also longboxes under the tables.)
Sure thing, in addition to many other comics I went looking for, I filled in the remaining Action Girl Comics issues I needed, the two issues of Diva, and the Choices fundraiser comic! Their selection of underground comix is unfortunately sparse (as are most comic shop’s) so no luck in finding any Wimmen’s Comix or Twisted Sisters, but I am definitely up for a road trip, so if anyone knows any shops that have a wide selection of undergrounds, drop me an Ask!
Introducing the Women’s Sequential Art Library!
Remember all those books and comics I have and wanted to put into an actual library dedicated solely to women comics creators, their lives, history, and works?
Well I won the lottery yesterday and put down a down payment on some premises!
No, but seriously, the best part about the Internet is that there are free, virtual spaces where you can open stuff! Last night I began putting together new LibraryThing and ComicBookDB accounts where I started to catalog the books and comics I have and want to have to put in such a library in the future! And if you can think of anything important I’ve missed, or just want some clarification as to what I’m looking for, send me an Ask! (But suffice to say, it does not extend so far as “everything a female creator ever touched ever”. That would be one hell of a collection O_o)
I’m also in the market for a logo, so if you’ve got ideas, shoot me an email with a link to your DeviantArt or other portfolio, and if I like what I see, we can discuss design and compensation.
My Collection of All-Lady Comics Anthologies! With bonus histories, all-lady coverage issue of TCJ, and Chicks in Capes, the all-lady-written prose anthology of original female superheroes!
I can’t wait to add Womanthology to this stack in Decemeber (11 more days to donate!)
And readrs, I’m not gonna lie, I harbor a dream of starting a little library for all these anthologies, histories and criticism, and extra-significant works like Miss Fury, Fun Home, Persepolis, and Nell Brinkley’s work, to name but a few. Also, whatever original art, photographs, and documents I can get my hands on!
I better finish the wiki before then.