NO HEADLINES TODAY. LET'S CALL IT A SUNDAY SERMON.
An issue has blown up in the wider comics community this week that I feel I have to address head on.
The way women have been treated in our community has often been very, very bad indeed and we've been ignoring it for too long.
This is a business website, not a political one. But as a man who has been in and around comics for more than thirty years I feel I do have to say something.
I'm not going to write it all down, it would take too long and be too ranty. (The video took three attempts and I still think it's too long and too preachy. Sorry.) I'm giving my voice, for what it's worth. Take a look at the video if you want to know my thoughts. But nobody needs a white knight here. Far more important than listening to me is listening to the women in comics, because they are the people we should have been listening to all along:
Here are some Twitter accounts to start with, in no particualar order:
Wine & Zine
Wine & Zine is a collective made up of 5 artistic ladies from all over the UK
Shelly Bond, Editor-at-Large
Editor, former boss at Vertigo and Black Crown.
Queer artist/writer. I created that one lesbian viking comic; Heathen.
Women making comics
Writer of comics and animation, greyhound owner, bear, superhero guru
G. Willow Wilson
Hugo, World Fantasy, and American Book Award-winning author of novels and comics. John Boyega stan account.
Creator of comics! She/Her Currently doing daily #QuarantineComix please check them out!
live fast be trash - Expat Virginian - DEATH RATTLE - DC Comics
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Comic book & TV writer.
Eisner Nominated Writer: BLACK WIDOW, DEADPOOL, CAPTAIN MARVEL, SABRINA, JESSICA JONES, STAR, HAWKEYE, STORYKILLER, TGWWBK. Co-Creator of JEFF THE LAND SHARK
Valley Ghouls updates weekdays.
Alex de Campi
At the intersection of Rambo and Rimbaud
Editor of Berger Books from Dark Horse Comics, Vertigo Comics Founding Editor
Comic author and illustrator. I love cinema and fashion. "Maria" sin acento.