The United Nations is poised to name comic hero Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls at an October 21 event, Alison Flood reports for the Guardian. The occasion, which coincides with the character’s 75th anniversary, “will also mark the launch of the UN’s landmark global campaign supporting Sustainable Development Goal #5, which is to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,’” the article said....more
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At Bustle, Charlotte Ahlin gives comic fans a look at a new DC imprint, Young Animal, created by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. The imprint’s newest title, Shade the Changing Girl, is brought to readers by an amazing group of all-female writers, with Way serving as a consultant....more
Women loving women is nothing new, and not a phase: in Hazel Newlevant’s comic at BuzzFeed, “Badass Bisexual Women In History You Should Know,” she walks through the personal lives of Josephine Baker, Virginia Woolf, and more as part of a conversation with her mother, who starts out with one opinion but seems open to another....more
There are lots of inappropriate places to take selfies. A cemetery is usually one of those places. But in her monthly column for Catapult, “No Filter,” writer and artist Kate Gavino talks about her parents and their odd penchant for what she calls “cemetery selfies,” and discovers they might not be so unusual after all....more
At ComicsAlliance, Jon Erik Christianson interviews creator Phil Jimenez on queer representation in comics and Jimenez’s work in changing what radical queer representation means to comics audiences....more
Some find it strange that a person known for her novels and poetry would take to writing comic books called Angel Catbird. But I myself don’t find it very strange.
Read an excerpt from the talented Margaret Atwood’s first graphic novel, Angel Catbird, due out in September, over at The Walrus....more
Where in the world did Cathy G. Johnson come from, and why isn’t Gorgeous a much longer book? That’s what I want to know. This book is so good it makes me hate Johnson a little bit for making it only sixty pages....more
I send my scripts to at least three trans people every time, to make sure I am not speaking incorrectly, and that I am touching on points that would be realistic. It helps very much that our colourist, Tamra Bonvillain, is a trans woman.
Countering our culture’s disregard for all things elderly, comics have become a medium of choice for celebrating the lives of our oldest and wisest generation. Bird in a Cage (Conundrum Press, 2016) joins a growing roster of graphic novels about the elderly that explore how much they are loved, how rich and complicated their lives are, and how difficult it can be to say goodbye to them....more
Ricochet Editions is looking for your comics!
The small press, run by PhD students in the Literature & Creative Writing Program at USC, is accepting submission for graphic novellas and short story collections until June 1st. All manuscripts should be 50-100 pages, and should be submitted in the form of a black and white paginated PDF....more