Interview with Janelle Asselin →
New addition to the WWAC team Liz (aka _Georgethecat), interviewed editor Janelle Asselin! They talked about getting more women into comics—both reading and making—and be generally awesome together. By this point, Janelle Asselin should be a recognizeable name if you’re into comics at all. The former DC Comics editor, now a children’s magazine editor with Disney, took on the...
Master Post: Carol Appreciation →
This is the master post for the Carol Danvers Appreciation special edition of the carnival. It’s basically Kelly Sue DeConnick’s fault. Captain Marvel Roundtable, feat. Megan Purdy, Megan Purdy, Liz Pfeiffer, Skalja, Cohen and Alisdair. A Love Letter, by Damalur. Carol, and the Stories of Other Women, by Garrideb. Ultimate Carol Danvers, by Valtyr. Review: Captain Marvel #1, by Megan...
Carol Appreciation: Captain Marvel roundtable →
So I was chatting about the debut issue of Captain Marvel on Twitter, and then suddenly I was setting up a roundtable discussion. It’s kind of mysterious, really. On Saturday, Skalja (FuckYeahSpiderWife), MeganB (ComicBookCandy), Liz, Valtyr, Alisdair, Cohen (Reign In Hell), and I got together and hashed out what we liked, loved and didn’t love, about Cap #1.
Carol Appreciation: A Love Letter →
Yup, more Carol Appreciation. Just one more post to go after this one! Megan Byrd’s review of Captain Marvel #1 Valtyr’s ode to Ultimate Carol Garrideb’s look at Carol and female friendship Damalur of Fuck Yeah Carol Danvers hit me in my Carol feels with this one: When I walked into my comics shop on Wednesday, the owner–goes by the name of Steve, rarely seen without his Captain America...
Carol Appreciation: Carol and the Stories of Other... →
Another day, another guest post! Carol Appreciation week(end) continues with an article about Carol Danvers’s relationship with other women. One of the most insidious forms of sexism is the valuing of stories about men above stories about women. An obvious symptom of this is the gross outnumbering of male characters to female characters (in a list of Best Picture Oscar winners, in a list...
Carol Appreciation: Ultimate Carol Danvers →
So we’re doing a series of Carol Appreciation guest posts this weekend. First up is Valtyr, with her undying love for Ultimate Carol: “Please stay within indicated boundaries and with your handlers during the red condition, or I will arrest you, no matter how many times you outrank me.” We meet her as Captain Carol Danvers, Air Force, director of security at a spaceflight facility. She’s...
Review: Captain Marvel #1 →
Megan Byrd of Comic Book Candy reviewed Captain Marvel #1 for us—check it out! The character formerly known as Ms. Marvel, though having been introduced over forty years ago, has had a rocky road through obscurity. She’s been in Avengers, Defenders, and X-books, with long absences in between. Though she’s had a larger presence in the the Marvel U since the early 2000′s, her biggest claims...
Interview with Laura Sneddon →
Claire interviewed the inimitable Laura Sneddon: comicbookgrrl, Quitely superfan, and journalist. Check it out: Comics are still very much on the fringe as far as most mainstream press outlets are concerned and it’s quite difficult to get interviews with even the most famous comic creators out there. I’ve had to do a lot of legwork to convince publishers that these people are as successful as...
ealperin reblogged your link: Guest post: Let’s zap some ladies!, by Ashley Clayson Other possible additions: Sue Richards, & maybe, don’t know about this, though, the Mayday Parker Spidergirl, & Cassandra Lang. Tigra, can be added, here, & Felicia Hardy, I remember, whose dad, in the 90’s animated series, memorized the super soldier serum, which she used in her Black Cat...
Master Post: Harassment in the Geek Blogosphere →
That’s all folks! As always, thanks to all of our contributors, readers, and everyone who linked to the carnival and individual posts. Now go read!
Last day of round four!
Time to share, ladies. Post your round four contributions this afternoon and evening. And don’t forget to tag your posts ‘wwacomics’.
Let's get #ComicsForGirls trending, and get some... →
ladiesmakingcomics: (Of course, all comics are #ComicsForGirls if girls want to read them, but some are better than others!)
Online Harassment of Women: some links →
Round four of the carnival goes live tomorrow. For terminal procrastinators (like me!) I’ve gathered some links to articles and essays about online harassment of women, in hopes that it’ll help you along in your post-crafting. Good luck with your writing/drawing/vlogging! Read more.
An interview with Laura Jane Faulds →
Claire interviewed writer Laura Jane Faulds about Archie comics and learning to work with an illustrator. Check it out: Jughead Jones is my dream dude and that’s the end of the story. That’s how it’s going to stay, for the rest of my life, and every dude I ever date can be safe in knowing that that is the standard that he’s being measured up against. Like, the way the comic looks, if he were a...
Round Four: Harassment and the Geek Blogosphere →
JULY 7 - 8. Tick, tick, tick.
An interview with Saranga of New Readers... Start... →
I talked to Saranga of New Readers… Start Here! about Supergirl, LGBTQ representation in comics, and how the Big Two could do better at reaching new readers. Check it out: They don’t advertise enough. They especially don’t advertise outside of comics fans. In the UK, many people don’t even realise you can buy regular monthly Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, X-Men comics. It’s not...