Laura Hudson Talks About Brian Wood, Sexual Harassment and Tess Fowler
In 2013, Bleeding Cool reported on comic book creator Tess Fowler tweeting a series of statements about being sexually harassed by a specific and high-profile comic book creator. She spoke to Bleeding Cool about the incidents and their impact, but chose not to name him at the time.
A week later she changed her mind, naming Brian Wood, Marvel's then-X-Men writer. Wood apologised for his actions, though disputed her account of them. Fowler also recounted and that a number of other people has contacted her with their own, comparable, experiences with Wood.
Nowadays, Brian Wood mostly writes Aliens comic books for Dark Horse and Robotech for Titan, while Tess Fowler – after a high profile stint on Rat Queens – has been drawing Kid Lobotomy, written by Peter Milligan, for Black Crown/IDW.
Today Laura Hudson, former founder and editor of the Comics Alliance website, and a well-read commentator on entertainment, technology and culture, added her voice, inspired by accusations against Alexis Kennedy, founder of Weather Factory and Failbetter Games over similar matters. In 2013, she had interviewed and reported on Wood about his work on X-Men for Wired. After Tess's statements, she wrote a wider piece about harassment in the comics industry and beyond.
But on Twitter, she posted the following personal account.
Tess Fowler added her own thanks.
With Laura adding,
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