Graphic Ladies!?Graphic Ladies features the work of ladies who create and critique comics. We also tweet!
"Polgreen has said that at least 50 percent of contributors for each issue [of Symbolia] will be women. “The lack of women is an ongoing issue in both the journo and comics worlds, and this is a way to address it,” says Polgreen, who also runs a Tumblr called Graphic Ladies!?, a showcase of women’s work."
"Recently, however, there was some interesting backlash against the idea of “geek girls” — namely the perception that there is an insincere or pandering element to some women identifying themselves as geeks or comic book fans, particularly when they happen to be attractive actresses or comics bloggers who prominently identify that they are ladies. We decided to assemble several of the most prominent women in comics media to talk about the “geek girl” phenomenon, how things have changed (or not) over the last couple decades, and the way women in comics are regarded by the mainstream media, superhero comics, and other female fans. ComicsAlliance Editor-in-Chief Laura Hudson teamed up with Blair Butler, the host of G4’s Fresh Ink, Heidi MacDonald, the editor of The Beat, and Jill Pantozzi, a contributor to sites including Newsarama and Publishers Weekly to discuss."
"When you talk about strong female characters as part of what makes your book appealing — or, alternatively, a female character who kicks ass — there’s often a tickle at the back of my head, as though the implication is that women aren’t normally this strong or kick ass (a term I use loosely), and so this character is somehow special in that regard, and therefore stands out because of it."
"Back when I ran a separate blog, around 2004, I used to post “chick checks”, counts of how many women were working on DC and Marvel titles weekly. The numbers were horrible, for the most part, especially if you were looking at the big roles, writer, penciler, and inker."