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The Daily Waffle: Episode One Hundred and Ten

DON'T FORGET - WE ARE OPEN TOMORROW! 1pm -5.30pm

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

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

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

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

✦ 𝕭𝖆𝖇(e)𝖘 𝕿𝖆𝖗𝖗 ✦

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

Wine & Zine

Following

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.

Natasha Alterici

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

LDComics

Women making comics

Gail Simone

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.

Rachael Smith

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

Magdalene Visaggio

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