Kickstart THIS! The Big Feminist BUT, edited by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly

This project was announced forever ago, and I had almost given it up for dead.  Imagine my delight when it was announced it was up on Kickstarter!...more

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday

If you feel like shopping today, might I point you to the Ladies Making Comics aStore? If you don’t or just want a reminder that not everyone’s in a capitalist frenzy, here’s a few comics that have a social conscience by ladies.  I’ve linked to WorldCat so you might find them in a local library....more

The Underground Heritage of Women's Voices in Comics

This past weekend at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library was the opening of a retrospective in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Wimmen's Comix, the groundbreaking underground comix anthology series that ran (sporadically) from 1972 to 1992.  Many of the contributing cartoonists were in attendance:...more

Pretty In Ink: American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013

Check out the cover to Pretty in Ink, Trina Robbins’s new updated and expanded history of American women cartoonists (the one I sort of helped with by finding out that Golden Age artist Fran Hopper is still alive!...more

Support Teen Voices!

This afternoon, just as I was packing up to go home from work, I was flicking through my Tumblr dashboard to see what I had missed during the day. I was prepared, in various degrees for usual rounds of political rumbling, meditations and screeds on the Aurora tragedy, and even the all-too-early death of Sally Ride.  But as an advocate for women's voices in media, I was not prepared for what gut-wrenching news was in store:...more

#PrideMonth ProFile Friday: Paige Braddock

#PrideMonth ProFile FridayPaige Braddock is a cartoonist best known for her comic strip Jane's World, the first queer-themed work to get distribution from a national mainstream media syndicate....more

Pride Month ProFile Friday: Joan Hilty

Joan Hilty (born December 27, 1966) is a cartoonist and editor best known for the comic strip Bitter Girl and her tenure as a senior editor at DC Comics’s Vertigo imprint....more

Black History Month ProFile Friday: Barbara Brandon-Croft

Barbara Brandon-Croft (born 1958) is an American cartoonist. She was the first black woman cartoonist nationally syndicated in the mainstream press....more

"Heavy Metal" Artist Finds Breastfeeding on 'Saga' Cover Offensive

Dave Dorman's excuse seems to be that he was under the impression, given something writer Brian K. Vaughan said in an interview about today’s comics being inaccessible to the younger generation, that Saga was meant to be an all-ages book. However, that does not excuse the bulk of his reaction to the image of a mother breastfeeding her infant. Editor's Note: While we believe the image being discussed is not offensive, some photos in this post may not be suitable for work....more
I agree. Breastfeeding is awesome and beautiful. Barbaramore

ProFile Friday: Jill Thompson

Jill Thompson (born November 20, 1966) is an American comic book writer and illustrator. Probably better known for her work on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman characters and her own Scary Godmotherseries, she has also worked on The Invisibles, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman....more