Posts Tagged "equality"

Fri, 08 April 2011 Kapow! – with added women

The Kapow! Comic Book convention is going on this weekend, and it’s good to see that in the face of criticism over its initial all-male line-up the event has adjusted its guest list.
I was not the only one who pointed out the lack of women, and I’m not claiming this result is due to my [...]

Fri, 01 April 2011 women in comics in UK/Ireland – overview

It’s amusing I’m posting this entry on April 1st…
There are occasions when perhaps it’s best not to promise a blog post on a subject.
Regular readers might remember that in January I commented upon the utter lack of women comic book guests at the forthcoming Kapow! comic book convention in London. This was followed by an [...]

Thu, 31 March 2011 women in comics in UK/Ireland – redux

The promised follow-up to the British women in comics blog post in January. I’ve written an overview of this entry also.
A list of female writers and artists (colourists, inkers, pencilers, etc.) who work in sequential storytelling in the UK and Ireland.
I’ve created a permanent page for this list on my web site – it’s linked [...]

Fri, 11 March 2011 warren ellis in Galway

Last night at the National University of Galway the Literary and Debating Society and the Comic Book Society showcased a public interview with legendary British comic book writer Warren Ellis.
When I arrived for the event I met Galway cartoonist/caricaturist Allan Cavanagh and writer/editor Stan Carey, and we all sat together. This turned out to be [...]

Tue, 08 March 2011 thanks Mom

Today is the 100th anniversary of the first International Women’s Day. The idea for it was proposed by German feminist and socialist Clara Zetkin in 1910 at the second International Conference of Working Women held in Copenhagen, and it was implemented the following year.
Here’s what the IDW web site says about Zetkin’s aims:
She [...]

Tue, 15 February 2011 flipping the gender

Thanks to Bad Reputation – a blog that’s become part of my regular reading – I discovered the awesome The Girls on Film.
The team is made up of Ashleigh Harrington (co-creator, actress, editor, effects artist), Cat McCormick (co-creator, actress) and Jeff Hammond (co-creator, director). The trio re-makes scenes from male-dominated movies with the women playing [...]

Wed, 02 February 2011 miss representation

I was delighted to hear that a new documentary, called Miss Represention, created by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, played at the Sundance Film Festival, and has been getting a great reception.
Here’s the trailer:

The issue of how women are represented in the media is one that occupies my mind on a regular basis, so I’m pleased [...]

Mon, 31 January 2011 because I’m a girl

I mentioned last year that Martin and I joined Plan Ireland, and we’re now sponsoring a girl in India.
In December we received our first note from her. Both the letter and its translation were hand-written. It was lovely to hear from her in a way that makes the connection immediate and real.
I returned her [...]

Tue, 25 January 2011 British women in comics

After blogging about the absence of women in the line-up of the Kapow! comic book convention I had a number of lively discussions about it.
I also discovered that Mark Millar twittered about this issue back on the 7th of December 2010, when someone else pointed out there were no female guests. His response, over [...]

Mon, 10 January 2011 Kapow!, no women

I got an email from a regular commentator on my blog pointing me to the new comic book convention that Mark Millar is organising this coming April in the UK called Kapow! ComicCon. He hinted that I might discover something missing from the event.
Well, yes the omission is pretty glaring to me: not one woman [...]

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