It’s a project inspired by a strange Saskatchewan story. Saskatoon illustrator Elaine Will successfully broke into the world of graphic novels with her first project, Look Straight Ahead. Her follow-up, which she officially launched in June, is a Saskatchewan-based story…
I did this interview with Metro today where I talk about Dustship Glory…check it out!
I just had a discussion with a nice, but I think very misinformed guy on Twitter, where he said that the reason so few comics are written by women (I guess he doesn’t count alt comics, webcomics, mini comics and manga as ‘comics’) was because women simply are not interested in writing them.
So I am checking here and on Twitter.
If you identify as female, and you have some aspirations, even far-off ones, to make comics of some kind, can you post here and let us know?
I just am curious if there is a genuine paucity of women wanting into the comics creation business.
Yo here! Last month I finally finished a Sherlock fancomic of 236 pages, I’m doing another one and writing a third and fourth one.
Ah! also professional comic book artist here, who helps her editor in writing some of the stories we do too!
You can tell that man to shut up.
I’ve wanted to be involved with comics since I first fell in love with the X-men when I was little. I have two projects in the works.
I’ve wanted to work in comics since I was 9 years old. I’m 28 now. In the past ten years, I’ve written and illustrated close to 3,000 pages of comics. I will do this until I die.
I realized I wanted to make comics when was 14-15, when I first read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. I create Girlbot on my own, and I have plans for lots more down the road. So that Twitter guy is just wrong???
I’ve drawn goofy little one-off and three/four-panel comics as long as I can remember. ~Five years ago, I got serious about drawing and writing a long-form webcomic, Wighthouse. I had to stop due to financial and personal reasons, but I’m trying to get it started again.
I have an MFA in Comics and Cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies, have been making comics off and on since high school, have drawn over 200+ pages of my current graphic novel project, and have worked as an in house designer at a mainstream comic book company. That said, I don’t really care much about mainstream US comics and support indie creators because they do stuff I like.
Honestly, enough women work in/create/read comics that we might as well just start our own companies and forget worrying about whether or not people think we exist.
I’ve dreamt of working in comics since I was 7. I just completed a 250+ page graphic novel a year ago and am currently working on a second one (not quite as long as the first).