• Of Pirates and Self-Rescuing Princesses

    Of Pirates and Self-Rescuing Princesses

    “I wanted to write a book about a girl that was strong, smart and independent — like I want my daughter to be when she grows up,” said Jeremy Whitley, and so Princeless was born. When we first met Princess Adrienne, she was trapped in a dragon-guarded tower, until she decided to take her fate

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  • MICE 2014: Expectations Exceeded

    MICE 2014: Expectations Exceeded

    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) ran from October 4 and 5, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s been a free annual event since 2010 as a joint effort between the Boston Comics Roundtable and Lesley University College of Art and Design to create a showcase for artists and creators working in comics in the greater

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  • New Comics from Youth In Decline? Oh My. OH MY.

    New Comics from Youth In Decline? Oh My. OH MY.

    Ryan Sands last gave me heart palpitations when he and Michael DeForge released images from their cartoon-that-wasn’t, MallNation, but now he’s gone and released details of Youth In Decline‘s 2015 line up. HOLD ME.

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  • Interview with Governor General’s Award Nominee, Mariko Tamaki

    Interview with Governor General’s Award Nominee, Mariko Tamaki

    Earlier this year the creative team behind the award winning graphic novel, Skim, released a fabulous new slice-of-life comic, This One Summer. Here at Women Write About Comics, we’re big fans of This One Summer. In fact it was the inaugural read of our Twitter Comic Club (#WWACComicClub). And we weren’t the only ones who loved

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  • Top Ten Comfort Comics For Fall

    Top Ten Comfort Comics For Fall

    As the weather begins its inevitable yearly betrayal of us here in the Northern hemisphere, there is comfort to be found in our hobbies. Often neglected during the sweaty days of summer, autumn is a prime time for reading comics while drinking tea, buried in layers of thick blankets. Re-reading your favorite comics for their

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  • Over $70,000 raised for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

    Over $70,000 raised for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

    The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and Diamond Comics Distributors is happy to announce to this year’s membership and fundraising drive resulted in over 44o comic book specialty shops joining or renewing their memberships, raising over $70,000 to the cause. According to the Diamond’s press release, “Since the Retailer Membership program was launched in 2009, the number of

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  • Archie Andrews IS The Shield

    Archie Andrews IS The Shield

    Archie comics is relaunching The Shield with the title character making the switch to female. WWAC Staffers had some thought bubbles on what an Archie Shield would look like. Romona After reading the first half of the sentence, I pictured Archie rolling up a telephone book while entering the interrogation room, bald-headed and tightly black t-shirted. After

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  • Creativity for Creativity’s Sake

    Creativity for Creativity’s Sake

    What inspires our love of comics and other geek creations is the creativity involved: inventing characters, worlds, and stories and visualizing them in unique ways. Sometimes we read them to escape, to feel connected, to feel challenged. Creativity is a comic creator’s job. I envy that. Deliberately cultivating creativity in my life often feels like a luxury

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  • DC Offers Up Fanfic for CONVERGENCE; Takes All My Money [Gif]

    DC Offers Up Fanfic for CONVERGENCE; Takes All My Money [Gif]

    Okay, everyone, hold the phone. Just stop. Right where you are. I said stop. Are you stopped? Okay, good. Now sit down, because, if you’re like me, you’re going to need a second to collect yourself after I tell you this: CONVERGENCE is basically going to be the DC fanfic of your dreams, and we

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  • Remembering The Night Witches

    Remembering The Night Witches

    To each other they were sisters, with bonds forged in blood and terror. To the Red Army Air Force they were an infuriating feminist sideshow. To the Germans they were simply Nachthexen—Night Witches. [x]

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  • Release The Spectre: Batman Eternal #29-30

    Release The Spectre: Batman Eternal #29-30

    I have to apologize for falling a bit behind with the Batman Eternal recaps. But, I’m all caught up now and ready to discuss what the people of Gotham have been up to in the latest issues. #29 – “The City of Shadow and Doubt” Story by Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV Script by

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  • Spoilers: EVERYBODY STAND UP: Naruto Has Left The Building

    Spoilers: EVERYBODY STAND UP: Naruto Has Left The Building

    Spoilers Naruto is over. Long live Bolt, son of Naruto. Yup, friends and readers of a certain age: Naruto is finally done. The Masashi Kishimoto manga, Naruto, has concluded, leading straight into a sequel featuring the original characters’ kids. The anime, I don’t know, it’s probably eternal. But the point is that series-prime, the divining rod

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  • I’m Loving ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition

    I’m Loving ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition

    ElfQuest was the first comic book I really loved. It was also my first “adult” comic; after reading Betty & Veronica digests and incomprehensible 90s X-Men comics as a tween, ElfQuest felt thrilling and new, with just enough sexuality and violence for me to keep the books on a shelf where my parents couldn’t see.

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  • Webcomic Profile: Kylie of TransGirlNextDoor

    Webcomic Profile: Kylie of TransGirlNextDoor

    There are a few webcomics I follow religiously — Kylie’s TransGirlNextDoor is one of them. Started in November of 2013, the comic depicts everyday life as a trans woman. Her art is hilarious and colorful and brings joy to my life, and only leave me wishing there were more comics about being trans. Kylie works as a

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  • Dear NYCC ’14

    Dear NYCC ’14

    Dear NYCC ’14, I’ll admit it. I was the girl looking through my fingers, cringing to my soul at the “I LOVE BIG CANS” banners of you previous incarnation. I wasn’t angry then, just… embarrassed for you. You were the guy in that teen movie, selling out your real friends to look cool for the

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  • Multifarious: But the art of it

    Multifarious: But the art of it

    The rise of curation in popular culture Has the curator supplanted the creator in popular imagination? The Globe and Mail examines the rise of curation as a profession and an art form. The curator’s job has been, among other things, to find the through line. She provides a practical function, telling us who to trust

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