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The Daily Waffle: Episode Ninety One


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

@wineandzine

Following

Wine & Zine is a collective made up of 5 artistic ladies from all over the UK

Shelly Bond, Editor-at-Large

@sxbond

Editor, former boss at Vertigo and Black Crown.

Natasha Alterici

@Alterici

Queer artist/writer. I created that one lesbian viking comic; Heathen.

LDComics

@Laydeezdocomics

Women making comics

Gail Simone

@GailSimone

Writer of comics and animation, greyhound owner, bear, superhero guru

G. Willow Wilson

@GWillowWilson

Hugo, World Fantasy, and American Book Award-winning author of novels and comics. John Boyega stan account.

Rachael Smith

@rachael_

Creator of comics! She/Her Currently doing daily #QuarantineComix please check them out!

Magdalene Visaggio

@MagsVisaggs

live fast be trash - Expat Virginian - DEATH RATTLE - DC Comics

Kelly Sue DeConnick

@kellysue

Comic book & TV writer.

KELLY THOMPSON

@79SemiFinalist

Eisner Nominated Writer: BLACK WIDOW, DEADPOOL, CAPTAIN MARVEL, SABRINA, JESSICA JONES, STAR, HAWKEYE, STORYKILLER, TGWWBK. Co-Creator of JEFF THE LAND SHARK

Kate Leth

@kateleth

Writer/Cartoonist!

Valley Ghouls updates weekdays.

Alex de Campi

@alexdecampi

At the intersection of Rambo and Rimbaud

Karen Berger

@karenpberger

Editor of Berger Books from Dark Horse Comics, Vertigo Comics Founding Editor

maria llovet

@m_llovet

Comic author and illustrator. I love cinema and fashion. "Maria" sin acento.

Sarah Beattie

@nachosarah

writer. comedy person. I hate your ex boyfriend. Sorry I meant mine. I have big tits

This is clearly a far from exhausting list - and it's writer heavy because I tend to follow writers not artists.

Go follow them, and find more women to follow, and listen. You don't have to agree, but it's high time that we listened to what women have to say.

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