Sunday, July 31, 2011

Catching Up, Part Eight: Women & Gender in Comics

[Note: Links to posts about SDCC and its aftermath should be along soon-ish.]

Women & Gender in Comics:

The World Has Already Changed LinkBlogging: Women, Collectibility, Miniseries, and Gary Groth

Women in comics: They’re now, they’re wow — get used to it

Next cosplay idea:

HEY UGO, quit being assholes!

Character Spotlight: Princess Adrienne

June 19, 2011

Barda’s relationship with her body is interesting

Now, when I first posted this panel

I’d interpret this as saying that comics are currently being written to appeal to men in a way that alienates women readers

Soapbox: Women’s Manga

Josei manga considered

Ruffled Feathers and Jerked Knees

The Misadventures of a Newbie Superhero Girl


Remember how Tom Brevoort made this big thing a few months ago about how diversity is important but teams like the Avengers need to be composed of A-list heroes first and foremost?

Women in Comics: Regressive Storytelling and Iconic Characters

She Has No Head! – Life With Mr. Dangerous

Women in Comics – Spotlight series!

Pakistani Women Create Comics To Deal With Harassment

Life After Marriage: Is there life after marriage in comics?

DC-Women-Kicking-Ass Tell DC: Pick Up the Money Sitting on the Table

On Gender & Race In "Fear Itself" # 4 & "Flashpoint" # 3 :- "Don't Say That's Just For White Boys."

Frank Miller Owns Batman: “no hope at all”

New 'Huntress' and 'Penguin' Miniseries Join DC's Batman Titles in October

3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 021

Women in Comics Spotlight – Kim Yale

When I was reading up on Storm the other day I was super impressed with her storylines

13. X-23

Trina Robbins on Comics Heroines, Feminism, and Lacy Underthings


She Has No Head! – Koko Be Good

July 4th Edition:





Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett Launch Lady Sabre

The Problems Of Not Being Male Or White In Comics Crossovers

Good Comics Out June 22

A Timeline of Josei Manga in the U.S.

Aki Alliance: Free Online Schoolgirl Graphic Novel Is Great!

March on Earth Books 1-2

Arisa Book 3

DC Spinner Rack: Batgirl #23, Birds of Prey #14, Frankenstein #2, Unwritten #27

Summer Shojo Chibis: Rasetsu 9, Library Wars 5, Story of Saiunkoku 3, Butterflies, Flowers 7

Review: Gingerbread Girl

Jim Balent's Catwoman Is 'The Mona Lisa of Comic Art,' Priced at Nearly $500K on eBay

The Complete Story of Harry Potter Illustrated in 8 Posters by Lucy Knisley

Kate Kane Is Bad to the Bone in 'Batwoman' #2 [Exclusive]

Comics We Love: The Day-Glo Sci-Fi Adventures of 'Miranda Mercury' [Interview + Preview]

DC Female Creators at SDCC: Table for One, Redux

Huntress gets a mini come October

Can someone tell me why this woman is not on a top tier book?

Girls who love Cap help “Knock out the Red Skull!”

Five Kick Ass DC Women who don’t have to get dressed-up for the fourth of July

Lady Liberty, she’s practically a DC woman

J.H. Williams III on Batwoman: “a wild ride”

Courtney Whitmore (Star-Spangled Kid II/Stargirl)

Karolina Dean (Lucy in the Sky)



Suzanne “Cissie” King-Jones (Arrowette)

Win Volume 1 of A Bride's Story!

Gallery Time: Emma Vieceli

Charlaine Harris plans original GN series!

Double Decker Linkspam

Drawn to comics: Literary scholar Hillary Chute frames a career with graphic narrative.

Interview: Emi Lenox Pt. 1

Graphic Nonfiction: The Life, Art and Death of Ana Mendieta

Know Your New Yorker Cartoonists: Roz Chast

How To Make Webcomics Characters Grow Up: A Conversation with ‘Girls With Slingshots’ Artist Danielle Corsetto

Review: Brain Camp

Preview: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #192

Interview: Colleen AF Venable

Squee! Of the Week: Leia Meets Mucha

July: Bad Machinery, by John Allison

Persephone Pioneers: Lucy Knisley

The first female superheroes

Review: Book of Lilah – Kickstart

Women in Comics – Spotlight series!

Women in Comics – Updates and Updated List

Women in Comics Spotlight: Adriana Blake

Women in Comics Spotlight: Camilla d’Errico

Women in Comics Spotlight: Conjoined Comics

I See How it Is

Don’t Worry Though!

Women: Threat or Menace?

Reality vs. Bodice Ripping: The Truth About Victorian Underwear

Huntress Somewhat Unbenched in the DCnU, Will Receive Her Own Mini-Series


So I’m guessing I’m the only one who knows Gwen Stacy was Peter’s first love…

Happy Birthday Gail Simone

The Josei Alphabet: Y

The Josei Alphabet: X

The Josei Alphabet: W

From the stack: Maid Shokun vol. 1

Magic Knight Rayearth, Vol. 1

A First Look at Soulless

Rogue Mirror

The Jillian Tamaki Interview

Exclusive: Kim Harrison’s Blood Work Blog Tour

Nice Art: Lauren Weinstein’s Sit Down Test

Indigo Kelleigh Kickstarts Ellie Connelly

Spend the month with Gabrielle Bell

The Art of Amanda Conner coming in January

Comics colorist Christina Strain writes The Fox Sister with artist Jayd Aït-Kaci

SDCC Wishlist | Amy Mebberson’s Green Lantern/Muppets mash-up

SDCC Wishlist | Joëlle Jones’ vintage ad prints

Preview: Sail the high seas with Betty and Veronica

Colleen Doran returns to comics

Robot Review | Olympians: Hera – The Goddess and Her Glory

Comics A.M. | Charlaine Harris’ new graphic novel; the origins of Epic

Brooke Gladstone will be on The Colbert Report promoting her graphic essay on media literacy “The Influencing Machine” TONIGHT!

My Collection of All-Lady Comics Anthologies!


ProFile Friday: Melinda Gebbie


Vixen: Return of the Lion

Review: Ivy

Valeria Richards

Joan Mason

Clarice Ferguson (Blink)

And if that Mockingbird don’t sing?

Fangirl Friday: Lisa

Gingerbread Girl

I Recommend: Magic Knight Rayearth

Any supposed Sequential Art professor who cannot think of a single female artist ~worthy~ of being featured is not himself worthy of his post.

Interview: Sally Pascale – Comic Book Reader, Feminist, Blogger… and the Internet’s most outspoken ‘Green Lantern’ fan

Emi Lenox Fills Her Sketches With Sweet Goodness [Art]

Arkham City adds Talia al Ghul; debuts Penguin video

Karen Zachary Wang Renders DC's Crimefighting Families [Art]

Happy Birthday Nicola Scott!

Happy Birthday, Gail Simone!

Three other interviews about women and comics to read this week

Saturday Manga edition for July 23 2011



Drawing Crazy Patterns – Flash Stories Ending With Iris West Complaining About Barry Allen

Drawing Crazy Patterns – Jean Grey “Dying”

3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 022

An Elegy for Amelia Johnson

*Stardrop — Recommended

Cover of the Week – 7/20/11

Bits and Bytes: June 29, 2011

I Recommend: Pyongyang

Characters of Colour in superhero comics - the X (wo)men

K: “Right on time.”

krazy komiks konvention

Barda’s relationship with her body is interesting

My 9-year-old niece and legality scan