• Short and Sweet (or Sour): The Frights Live On

    Halloween may have come and gone but Women Write About Comics isn’t ready to let the season die (see what I did there?). Featuring tales to make you cringe and a second opinion of Pretty Deadly #1, welcome to the latest Short and Sweet (or Sour). Let’s dive in head first into the madness, shall we?

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  • Stephanie O’Donnell interview

    Stephanie O’Donnell is a long-established webcomic artist currently working with Greg Carter on Perfect Agent. You might know her work from the Original Nutty Funsters, or you may remember her post Part of the Problem on our own site a while back. Like many of our readers and featured interviewees, Stephanie is eager to demolish the

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  • I Am Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel #17 Marvel Kelly Sue DeConnick, Filipe Andrade, Jordie Bellaire In the spirit of full disclosure, I had sort of fallen off the Captain Marvel bandwagon in recent months. Not because it’s not a brilliant book, because Kelly Sue DeConnick writes the best damn Carol Danvers that I’ve ever read. Not because it’s not

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  • Look into the eyes of a skeleton: an analysis of frenums’ skeleton comics

    I’m very sorry. In this post I’m going to be doing a lot of “explaining the joke.” I hope I don’t ruin it for you. I think humour can survive me. I want to talk to you about skeleton comics. Tumblr user and cartoonist frenums‘ bio starts like this: my name is alison i’m 16 And

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  • Steven Universe

    Steven Universe

    The first female solo-created series in Cartoon Network’s 21-year history, Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe premieres with a lot of fanfare.  Series openers “Gem Glow” and “Laser Light Cannon” drop us headfirst into Steven’s, um, universe, where the enthusiastic young boy protects Beach City alongside the mystical warriors known as the Crystal Gems—AKA Garnet, Amethyst, and

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  • Interview with Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey of the Nelvana of the Northern Lights Kickstarter

    Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey are mere hours away from seeing their Kickstarter campaign to reprint the Canadian WWII-era comics featuring Nelvana of the Northern Lights come to a close. One of the first female superheroes to hit comics, Nelvana was the creation of Canadian artist Adrian Dingle, with connections to Inuit culture and Group

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  • Short and Sweet (or Sour): Time Travel, TV, and Monsters

    Welcome to another exciting episode of Short and Sweet (or Sour). This week’s comics take us back and forth through time and explore how successful (or not successful, as the case may be) Dark Horse has been using classic creatures, like vampires and Frankenstein’s monster, in their books. We’re all over the place but don’t

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  • Interview With Dean Trippe

    Dean Trippe is the kind of creator with such an obvious passion for comics, it’s enough to make the most dedicated of fans feel lazy. We all dislike a character costume at some point, but have you ever inspired a campaign of redesigns amongst fellow artists and fans like Dean Trippe did?  I would love

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  • Code Monkey Steal Heart

    Code Monkey Save World #1 (of 4) Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton, Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne, Simon Bowland Pak Man Productions, 10 Print JoCo, Monkeybrain Comics Code Monkey Save World is a comic inspired by the songs of Jonathan Coulton (Code Monkey, Re: Your Brains, and more), featuring a literal coding monkey who must rescue the

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  • Meeting Captain Manchester: an interview

    Real life superheroes get a lot of press. It doesn’t matter how small your town is, how street-level your gesture–someone is going to write a feature on you. You will be interviewed. There will be local newspaper headlines that sound like Vice swagger: “Our evening on patrol with Salford super-hero, Knight Warrior,” from the Manchester

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  • Race and Gender Roundtable: Part Two

    Welcome to Part Two of our race and gender roundtable, where we talk about creators and authenticity, consumer threat levels, and the future of diversity in comics. You can catch up on Part One of the roundtable here.

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  • Roundtable: Race and Gender in Comics

    The race and gender roundtable is here! Mixing it up were our resident writer Mai Pucik; Arturo Garcia, a writer for Racialicious; writer and comics publisher/editor Talisha Harrison; blogger and webcomic creator Jamie Kingston; and moderator Kelly Kanayama. In part one (of two), we talked about “diversity” characters in comics, the gendering of race, and

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  • Short and Sweet (or Sour): It’s a Blood Bath in Here

    Welcome to Short and Sweet (or Sour), where women who read comics write about the comics they’ve read. In our first outing, the lovely Claire Napier and I review some of the roughest and toughest comics out there, following hitmen, heroes, barbarians, and serial killers as they battle their way across the pages and into

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  • Interview with Black Girl Nerds creator, Jamie Broadnax

    Jamie Broadnax has been blogging since 2007, and in February of 2012 created Black Girl Nerds, a site for blerds (black nerds) to find fellowship around  many geek fandoms. BGN has a great mission statement: “This is a website for every nerdy girl that can finally come out of the closet and tell the world

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  • Review: The Cute Girl Network

    The Cute Girl Network First Second Books MK Reed and G. Means, Joe Flood The Cute Girl Network is not a title that clearly flags a target market. It could be for pre-teen girls. It could be for teen boys, maybe? It could be for teenage girls for sure, or less than respectful young adult

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  • Which Comic Are You Wearing?

    Which Comic Are You Wearing?

    Cosplay is great, but sometimes it’s intimidating. Where will I wear it? How will I make it? Can I afford it, for just one con/just for one Halloween? Will the character suit me? Will people be nasty jerks about my choices? And so on! It’s hard to be a fan. There are ways to cut

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