Hi! We're the new team at WFA. We're excited to have this opportunity to maintain this blog, and to keep delivering links to interesting, thought provoking posts regarding gender in comics. Here's the new team:
Greetings. My name is Maddy. I'm an anthropology student who occasionally finds herself employed, and I love comics. I enjoy political debates, time travel, quesadillas, Simpsons references, walking fast, and arguing with nerds over the internet.
Hello to everyone! I'm Caitlin, known as nevermore999 on livejournal. I'm very into superhero comics (heavy on the DC side of things) and a feminist. Mostly known for my fannishness of Stephanie Brown (though I love a ton of characters, including the Runaways, Wonder Woman, and all the Blue Beetles), I have an LJ called The Adventures of Comic Book (nevermore999.livejournal.com) and I write a column and various articles for Big Shiny Robot (www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews). I turn 18 in August, and that's also when I start college. I've been following WFA for many months and love the resource it provides, and am very excited to be able to contribute now. I hope to do my part and update frequently.
Hi, I'm Julie aka Manga Maniac, and I'll be tackling the manga side of things. I also run Manga Maniac Cafe (www.mangamaniaccafe.com), and I contribute reviews to MangaCast (www.mangacast.net). I am a former Marvel junkie, and enjoy most genres of comics. I make my living as a bean counter for a computer company, which is a never ending temptation, because I am also addicted to tech gadgets. I like video games, too, so you can bet that I'll occasionally have some video game linkage. Since I am older than dirt, I'll keep that bit of information a secret, but I'm pretty confident that with my spiffy track shoes I can keep up with the younger staff.
Hey all, I'm Laurel aka PixieCorpse, a creative writer, pop culture scholar and feminist. I'm another fan of DC superheroes, particularly Wondy, but I also like indie comics/comix and webcomics. Other interests that might overlap with WFA include animation and cult movies, comic strips and book illustration. I teach English courses as adjunct faculty and tutor football players for my local university. I am old enough to remember being the only chick in the comics shop. I've read WFA almost since its inception and am honored to be involved with such a kick-ass project.
On with the fangirlery!