women in comics

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Making Malice with Comic Creator Micheline Hess

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Today we interview comics industry veteran Micheline Hess. Hess is known for many works over the years but most prominently for Malice in Ovenland. DD: How are you today, Micheline? MH:  Very well, thanks! DD: I hear you there. So how is the industry going for you right now as a creator? MH:  […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Why? Because everyone deserves representation.They are:East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC)Schomburg Black Comic Book DayWomen In Comics ConBlack Age of Comics Latino Comics Expo Flamecon Black Comics ExpoKhemfestOnyxconAtlanta Scifi and Fantasy ExpoMotor City Black Age of Comics Glass City Comix Fest Asian American ComiconBlack Comix Arts FestivalKids Comic ConBlack Speculative Arts MovementSOL-ConBlack Comix DayBlerd CityBlerd ConPocket-ConBlacktasticonMecca ConMid-City Micro-ConWicomicon[...]

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When No One Tells You You're The Moderator At A Comic Con Panel

Reporting live from the heart of London Super Comic Con's Artists Alley (I'm at table A45 by the way, if you'd like to stop by and say hi and check out my book, The Pride). Today I had an interesting moment on at the show, as I had my one and only panel here. The […]

Women Of Color In Media: Visibility Achieved; Next Step, Representation

Christine Marquet writes for Bleeding Cool... The Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender, and the Comic Book Medium panel at San Diego Comic Con was organized by the Women in Comics Collective (WinC, pronounced "wink). Their membership is made up of artists, writers, educators, filmmakers, show producers, art gallery directors, cosplayers, game developers, bloggers, and toy[...]

Bright Spots Of Insight At The Strong Female Character Panel At NYCC

Madeline Ricchiuto writes for Bleeding Cool...Moving Beyond The Strong Female Character was one of NYCC's "Women in Comics" panels that gathered together a group including Amy Chu, Jody Hauser, and Jill Pantozzi to geek out about ladies in comics and pop culture.Of all the usual complaints and stories of being shut out in ways their[...]

Gendercrunching June 2015 – Plus Ethnicity At DC, Marvel, And Image

By Tim Hanley DC's overall percentage of female creators declined by more than half coming out of Convergence while Marvel ticked up and took the top spot with all of their Secret Wars tie-ins. We also take a look at ethnicity at DC, Marvel, and Image and see some small but moderately encouraging changes. DC […]

When There Are Too Many Conventions, Start A Conference

At best you’ll see a token “Women in Comics” or a “Women in Horror” type of panel at any given show I asked myself why they were celebrated more for all their contributions and accomplishments Even more so, these women were more than willing to share their experiences and skill sets so that the next[...]

Gendercrunching May 2015 – Including Boom, Dynamite, Valiant, And Archie(UPDATE)

By Tim Hanley The concluding month of "Convergence" meant more big numbers for DC, and they bested Marvel yet again for the highest overall percentage of female creators. We also continue our bi-annual tour through the rest of the comic book industry with stops at Boom!, Dynamite, Valiant, and Archie. DC COMICS Bolstered by a […]

Gendercrunching Special Edition – #DCYou

And when you're talking about women in comics statistics, "not too bad" is practically "good".The chart below shows the percentages of female creators in every category for all of June's #DCYou titles There are no Vertigo books, no digital first, no kid's titles; just the main line #DCYou books We'll do June's full numbers down[...]

Kelly Phillips On Kickstarting Dirty Diamonds, An All-Girl Comic Anthology

It's such a perfectly brilliant way to show you exactly how packed this book is with mind-blowing comics. [Artwork by Stephanie Mannheim] NF: It’s interesting that we spend a lot of time talking about the sexualization of women in comics (and rightfully so), while not talking as much about women and beauty itself In other words, we[...]

A League Of Extraordinary Ladies Joins Forces For A Night In California

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Most people know of "OC" as the center of decadence and housewives, but there are other, less obvious features of note. In Orange, California, there's Old Towne or more often referred to as "The Circle" because of the large roundabout that seems to confuse most American […]

Gendercrunching December 2014 – The Year In Review For The Big Two

By Tim Hanley. The year closed with some low numbers at the Big Two, ending what has been an unimpressive quarter for female creator representation at both publishers. DC ticked up slightly to take the top spot, but only came out on top because Marvel had quite a slide. We also look at the year […]

Gendercrunching November 2014 – Including Boom, Dynamite, Avatar, And Archie

By Tim Hanley DC Comics' overall percentage of female creators rose but remained in single digits as Marvel posted the higher total again despite no change overall. We also check in on four different publishers, with varying results. DC COMICS DC is improving but is still frustratingly far from good overall despite some strong creative […]