Sat, 26 November 2011 women in comics at Thought Bubble
At Thought Bubble in Leeds last weekend there was a Women in Comics panel, which has been a regular feature of the event since the festival started five years ago.
It was one of the panels I was very much looking forward to seeing, and guessing it would be a popular event I decided to [...]
Fri, 25 November 2011 Nelson reflects the scene
Last weekend I was in Leeds for the Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival, a mecca for comic book artists and writers in the UK and Ireland – with a number of well-known Americans attending as well.
The event was extremely well-run with a friendly atmosphere. The range of talent on display was quite staggering, and after [...]
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 [...]
Mon, 22 November 2010 An old ploy from a new trick
Last week a new film development process called Amazon Studios was announced, which Amazon is touting as the cool, modern way to make movies:
Movies have been developed pretty much the same way since talkies were considered cutting-edge. But here at Amazon Studios, we believe 21st-century technology creates opportunities to make and share movies [...]
Wed, 27 October 2010 contribution by women in recent horror anthologies
On the Black Static web site today regular columnist Peter Tennant has analysed the contribution by women to horror anthologies over the past year.
I thought it might be instructive to look at how women writers are represented in the current crop of anthologies, using the thirteen anthologies I reviewed in #19, Lovecraft Unbound [...]
Mon, 25 October 2010 MasterMonica
As much as the craze for reality TV shows sometimes annoys me there are a few I enjoy. Generally, they are ones where contestants have to prove their skills under pressure and exercise some level of creativity.
I am a sucker for the MasterChef series, started by the BBC, and now much-franchised.
Currently the BBC is running [...]
Wed, 03 March 2010 women in horror: a summary of recent posts
It’s time for a summary of the reaction across the Internet to my recent posts about the lack of representation of women in the SFX horror edition.
As I mentioned last week David Barnett at the The Guardian blog brought up the issue immediately, and by the end of the week UK Feminist web site The [...]
Fri, 26 February 2010 SFX responds: a long post
After a prompt from a friend I wrote to SFX on Sunday regarding my concerns about its Horror edition. Here is my email:
To whom it may concern,
I purchased the horror edition of SFX magazine at the weekend since I’m a fan of horror literature and media, and also write in the genre.
I was surprised at [...]
Thu, 17 September 2009 Horror wants women to scream, but not talk
This weekend the British Fantasy Society (BFS) is hosting its annual convention, Fantasy Con. Last night while on Facebook I noticed a news item, which constitutes an electronic “flyer”, about the convention.
I immediately noticed the cover of a new book the BFS is launching at the convention: a collection of interviews with writers (the first [...]