Make Mine Manga, an interview with Melinda Beasi →
Melinda Beasi is founding editor of Manga Bookshelf and a great manga blogger in her own right. WWAC contributor, Claire Napier, interviewed her. It’s a long and awesome conversation. Go check it out. I think an argument could be made that, in the simplest terms, this demonstrates the universal power of storytelling. That a middle-aged lady in western Massachusetts can feel such a strong...
The Revolution Will Not Be Digital (Only), an... →
Corrina Lawson is a journalist-turned-blogger who’s written extensively about comics and the comics industry. She’s a contributor to GeekDad and Sequential Tart, and a senior editor of GeekMom. Corrina is also a fiction writer, and has just had her first comic book story published by Greyhaven Comics. We talked about her writing and blogging, women’s spaces in the geekosphere, and about the...
Google group? Hashtag? Round four is coming! →
We are two weeks out from round four. Let the countdown begin! Harassment in the Geek Blogoshere July 7-8 Have you started on your submission? Are you struggling with your approach to the topic? I know I am. (What a shock!) Tell me all about it in the comments, or on Twitter. (@womenoncomics, #wwcomics). When I was proposing this topic on Twitter, a number of people said they’d love to...
Guest post: Let's zap some ladies!, by Ashley... →
But as I thought about it, I realized it was reeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy hard to think of female superheroes who had received their superpowers from “science.” The only two I could thing of are Spider-Woman and She-Hulk, and I’m not even positive about them. I’m assuming they got their powers the same way as their male counterparts. Which is problematic in of itself—I can’t think of a single female...
Round Four: Harassment and the Geek Blogosphere →
Yup, it’s time for another round of the carnival! This time we’ll be tackling… Harassment in the Geek Blogoshere. From July 7-8, we’ll be writing blog posts, recording vblogs, compiling resource lists and making comics, about online harassment. Anita Sarkeesian’s (Feminist Frequency) Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games Kickstarter was met with some initial excitement and...
Pitch me: Underrated comics! →
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Reminder: Post your recommendations this weekend!
This weekend we’re posting pitches for our favourite, underrated comics.Your pitch can be an essay, a top ten list, a picspam, a podcast, or anything you like, really. The roundup will be posted on Monday, so make sure to get your pitches in no later than midnight (-5 GMT) Sunday.