Girl Comics

In March, Marvel are releasing a 3-issue anthology created only by women.

Over at The Beat , they’ve reported that Marvel are publishing a new 3-issue anthology mini entitled Girl Comics, which features a variety of stories by all-female creative teams.

Contributors include Kathryn Immonen, Marjorie Liu, Devin Grayson, Ann
Nocenti, Trina Robbins, G. Willow Wilson, Stephanie Buscema, Amanda
Conner, Jill Thompson, Louise Simonson, Valerie D’Orazio, Colleen
Coover, Molly Crabapple, Nikki Cook, Ming Doyle, Abby Denson, and Carla
Speed McNeil. The book is even edited by a woman, Jeanine Schaefer, who in an Interview with The Beat had this to say about the book:

It’s actually comics BY women—and I mean, top to bottom: written,
penciled, inked, colored, lettered. The logo is by a woman, all the
interior design, production, proof-reading and editing is all by women.
Although some creators have gravitated towards their favorite female
super hero, it’s not specifically focused on our female characters, and
I’m not trying to generate content that I think will appeal to more
women. I don’t want to give away all the stories, but we’re really
running the gamut of Marvel characters, from Punisher to the FF to Mary
Jane. We’re making great comics by great women, period—when given the
opportunity to create a story about whatever they wanted, the pitches I
got back from everyone have been hugely diverse in tone and characters.

That said, I definitely think women and girls will pick this up but not
because we’ve hit upon the combination that will make all women like
comics. I’m hoping it’ll be encouraging to see so many women who are
making their livings in comics, that the idea will be reinforced that
comics can be (and already are) as much for them as they are for men

My original hope with this was to show that women in comics are already
creating just as diverse a range of stories as men. I think the
characters and the stories will draw in just as many men in as women,
and will get people thinking that good comics aren’t about the gender
of the writer or artist, it’s about where what you like to read
intersects with what they like to create.

It’s been amazing seeing the list of women grow and grow—almost every
day someone says, oh, I want to call so and so, and we add them to the
list.  It’s also been incredible to be able to talk to creators about
writing stories about characters they’ve created—for example, I’m so
stoked to be working with Ann Nocenti on a Typhoid Mary story!

And here’s Amanda Conner’s cover to #1:

Girl Power!

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Posted originally: 2009-12-15 14:35:21

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