News & Things: Clever title need not apply

Megan Purdy I’m not sure how to do a news update this week–the gutting of LucasArts and the passing of Roger Ebert (two thumbs down, cancer) obviously overshadow everything else. Instead I’ll just share an Indiegogo campaign, and a few choice reads I’ve collected over the past week. Kickstarter Indiegogo of the Week Caravan of…

stock: True War Romance 16, penciller Bill Walsh, digital comics museum

What is geek culture?

What we talk about when we talk about fake fangirls. Back in the day–the non-branded, power-to-the-people, halcyon days of geek culture–being a fan was being a geek, was being an outcast, was being a fan. Or so I’m told. Everyone who could be said to be participating in geek culture was by definition a little…

Our first podcast! Our SECOND interview with Hannah Chapman of Comic Book Slumber Party

Here at Women Write About Comics we’re unfailingly organised – mostly. Each moving through local comic connections Megan B and Claire both arranged interviews with Comic Book Slumber Party’s Hannah Chapman… and didn’t realise there was crossover until each were complete! Luckily we’re a gestalt of one thousand varied interests, and both interviews took different…

News & Things

Megan Purdy Guys, just a reminder that the Gender Through Comics MOOC starts next week. Liz and I will be taking the course, and from time to time, I’ll be chatting about it here. I’d love it if you would join me in these discussions. Course materials are available on Comixology here. How cool is…

Marvel Roundtable–part two

Mary Jane, Miles, and the diversity dance in comics. Megan Purdy In part one of WWAC’s Marvel Roundtable, I talked to Skalja of @#$% Yeah, Spider-Wife!, Corrina Lawson of Geek Mom, RonchRonchRonch, and webcomic creator Indigo, about romance, mental health, and motherhood. In part two, we talk about Superior Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, and more generally,…

State of Marvel Roundtable–Part One

Marvel romance, mental health, and motherhood. Megan Purdy Bendis is off Avengers! Marvel’s partnering with Disney-owned Hyperion to put out romance novels! Miles Morales is super popular! It’s a (brand new) day! Maybe. With Captain Marvel, Fearless Defenders, the all female X-Men, and the upcoming She-Hulk and Rogue romance novels, Marvel is putting its female…

A little navel gazing–our top ten posts

Megan Purdy While mired in copy editing upcoming posts, I thought it would be fun to check out what you guys have liked in the past. You really, really liked the WiR Carnival (which gives me hope for our upcoming Lois, Clark, & Superman Carnival). Also popular was Carol Appreciation, and the great guest posts…

Interview with Philippa Rice

Mixed media comics, cuteness, and cartoons: Claire talks to Philippa Rice about her webcomics My Cardboard Life and Soppy, and the process of self-publishing. Claire Napier Philippa Rice is a mixed media cartoonist and animator. Her webcomic My Cardboard Life can be found at MyCardboardLife.com or on Tumblr, where you’ve also probably seen her comic-turned-book…

News & Things

No Kickstarter pick this week. But this bit of news got me excited: ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Walking Dead’ and ’30 Days of Night’ Creators Help Launch Black Mask Comics, Borys Kit (Hollywood Reporter): “Part of the slate has an activist and political component, with proceeds going to certain causes. The company wants to bring back activism to…

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