If there’s one thing I know about women (or shorties and hunnies, as they prefer to be called), it’s that they are the gender who can sit naked in a wicker chair.
But seriously, folks…women in comics, both as creators and characters, have been the main conversation around the blogs and cons lately. A cosplayer known as “Batgirl of San Diego” stood up and asked where the female writers and artists were at the ALL NEW DC Comicon panels this year, and made enough noise that co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio eventually heard her a month later. They even issued a formal response on the DCU Blog last week actually called “We Hear You.”
In other lady funnybook news, a woman’s comics anthology called “WOMANTHOLOGY” tried to raise 25 thousand dollars on Kickstarter this month, and accidentally raised over a hundred thousand bucks in a few days. The can of worms this bucket of cash has opened is too complex to go into here, but it’s more proof that August is lady funnybook month.
This Just In: A comic store in Toronto called Paradise Comics is holding an all-female creators in-store signing next weekend (Aug. 20th) called “Girls Day Out”, the first store signing my wife’s invited to, that I’m not. Estrogen August Marches On!
I’m no fool, I spot the trend - and I heartily support the whole thing. So today, I’m joining up and taking one for the team…stepping aside, offering up my audience, putting my blog where my mouth is, and handing over the keys to Bun Toons this weekend to a wonderful shortie-hunny/cartoonist named Eden Bachelder. DC might not be hiring enough women, but I sure as hell am. Take it away Eden…
Eden’s pretty fond of the Phantom characters, so that’s where her tooning heart went. You can see more of Eden’s lovely paintings and illustrations at www.edenbachelder.com and you can see more of my straight white male oppressor Bun Toons next week. But let her know what you thought of this, either in the comments below, or on her website. I’m all for women creators, and by taking the week off, it was clearly the least I could do.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your Girl Comics Bonus Moments. You’ve come a fairly short distance, baby.