The Daily Waffle: Episode One Hundred and Ten

July 10, 2020

 

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TRAVEL TO DIVOC-91 AS COMICS CREATORS TEAM UP TO TEACH ABOUT COVID-19

 

15% of the Earth's young people are whisked off to the planet of Divoc-91 to isolate them from an extinction level pandemic. That's the premise of a nine part satirical comic coming to WebToons this month.

 

Produced by Dr Bella Starling of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Sara Kenney of Wowbagger Productions, in association with the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, this series has brought together a wealth of comics creating talent - including the UK Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, Nick Brokenshire, Sara Kenney and Charlie "The Walking Dead" Adlard.

 

The idea is to tell a SciFi story about an intergalactic pandemic which will educate people about the threats faced closer to home regarding our current, most up-to-date understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every chapter of Planet DIVOC-91 will include supplemental material to help inform readers about COVID-91, from scientific editorials to pieces of art and music inspired by the many ways people have been affected by the pandemic. 

 

I love stuff like this. As a former teacher I heartily approve of comics being used as an educational tool - they're a powerful one. Read more over at io9's website HERE.

 

WOMEN TO FOLLOW

 

Here are some Twitter accounts to start with, in no particular order - we welcome suggestions:

 

Rachael Stott

@RachaelAtWork

Comic book artist. Clients: DC Marvel Titan Image IDW Boom Archie

 

Jody Houser

@Jody_Houser

Eisner-nom comics writer. Star Wars, Stranger Things, Doctor Who, Critical Role, Harley & Ivy, Black Widow, Supergirl, Spider-Man, Mother Panic

 

Heather Antos

@HeatherAntos

Senior Editor at Valiant & Image. Previously Marvel, Star Wars, Disney. Creator of #SignalBoostSunday. Mental Health advocate

 

✦ 𝕭𝖆𝖇(e)𝖘 𝕿𝖆𝖗𝖗 ✦

@babsdraws

LA based Eisner nominated and NY Times best selling comic artist + illustrator

 

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. We'll be adding to it.

 

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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For various logistical reasons we don't list our range of graphic novels and trade paperbacks online. However, we are now able to offer an ordering service - just tell us what you want, either by e-mail, through our social media or using the form on our website (click HERE to go to the appropriate page), we'll send you an invoice and have your book (or books) shipped directly to your door. We can even have them gift-wrapped if you're sending them to somebody else. (Or if you just like unwrapping things...)

 

 

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