Graphic Ladies!?

Graphic Ladies features the work of ladies who create and critique comics. We also tweet!

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  1. "Sometimes a character feels at odds with the fictional world that houses her. I wish I liked Wonder Woman as much as I like Wonder Woman. I’d like to enjoy the super-heroine’s pluck and good cheer as much as I do her robust curves and lustrous black hair. Does this make me a bad feminist? Maybe."
    — Wonder Woman vs. Wonder Woman by Sharon Marcus
  2. "For a long time, I felt like I was the only one. In fact while I was at WonderCon, I was chatting to Sergio Aragones about the olden days and he said, “Remember when you were the only girl?” and I could only laugh in agreement."
    — Can you be a hot girl AND a nerd? Heidi McDonald for The Beat.
  3. "

    This is a story about women- tons of women. Every personality type you can imagine. Young women, old women, queer women, straight women, ditzy women, brainy women. This is story about the bond of friendship between these women and how they are the most powerful people in the universe.

    Sailor Moon is classic superhero stuff- eldritch villians, secret identity drama, the power of friendship, face-melting horror, epic battles- but it’s set in a world where teenage girls are the greatest heroes.

    — In defense of Sailor Moon by Comic Book Girl.
  4. ladyjournos:

    From rap songs to comic books, pop culture has traded in its vampire obsession for voracious zombie lore. Here’s why we’re becoming the United States of Zombieland.

    AlterNet || March 4, 2011

  5. "Women’s Comics Anthology is a comics anthology that provides content analysis on the most popular comics anthologies currently available, with an aim toward determining the necessity and/or viability of traditional women’s comics anthologies. Co-edited by James Payne and Anne Elizabeth Moore, and featuring contributions by contemporary women, men, and transgendered cartoonists, the Women’s Comics Anthology is a vital but funny look at the big business of cartooning."
    — Women’s Comics Anthology now available for download here.
  6. "Why are wordless stories, especially the ones carved in wood, so unrelievedly moralistic and bleak?"
    — Sarah Boxer on the woodcut novels of Lynd Ward.
  7. "When comics are interesting, they’re a hand-made form. That’s the connection between comics and autobiography. On every page of the comic you have an index of the body of the person making it. I think redrawing all these documents gives her a way of going back into her family history and marking it with her own body. It’s an amazing act of self-possession – taking control of the archives, making a shadow archive, mimicking. It’s very much about being a child – what it’s like being a child relating to parents."
    — Hillary Chute on Graphic Narratives.
  8. Triple Nightmare—Karen Green

    …One film that passed our pillow-clutch test with flying colors was one we didn’t see again on air for a very long time: the 1947 film noir Nightmare Alley.

    As a kid, all I knew was that it was a creepy, eerie film starring handsome Tyrone Power. I didn’t know that it had been a novel, nor that the novelist’s eventful life made Power’s character’s adventures seem tame. And that novel had not yet been made into a moody, faithful comics adaptation by the great Spain Rodriguez.

    But now I know these things, and the existence of the same story in three media is as interesting to me as the story itself. The questions of adaptation, interpretation, and inter-medium translation that these three versions present are, I believe, worthy of study.


  9. Ten Things to Know About the Future of Comics—Shaenon K. Garrity

    Being a Manifesto Based on Talking About Comics with the Young People of Today, Sometimes in the Classroom, Usually Not, Occasionally Sober.