Posts Tagged "women"

Mon, 27 June 2011 jennifer 1 preview

Here’s page 1 of my next comic book, Jennifer Wilde. Art and lettering are by the talented Stephen Downey. If you hop over to the web site you can see page 2 and 3 as well. It’s a little naughty, but this is the art scene in 1921 in Paris!
Today The Irish Times published an [...]

Tue, 21 June 2011 DC’s Mad Hatter tea party

News and reaction to DC’s reboot of 52 titles in its catalogue this September has been rumbling on since I blogged about it last week.
First I’d like to forefront a couple of repsonses that contain useful insight for the DC executives.
Comic Book Resources put up part of a fantastic discussion with Dan Harmon, the creator [...]

Sun, 19 June 2011 embracing the paradox

This TED Talk called Reinventing Feminism is by Courtney Martin, feminist, journalist, activist and editor at Feministing.com.
It’s a fine overview of feminism in the 21st century and why women should continue to agitate for change despite the times when the issues seem overwhelming.
I found it personally inspiring. It reminds me that our moments of [...]

Tue, 14 June 2011 2% is not equality

The comic book blogosphere has been obsessed by one topic of conversation lately: the reboot of the DC Comics Universe that’s coming in September. All the forthcoming 52 titles will be reset to number 1, which (theoretically) will leave the creative teams free to forge new identities for the characters.
Information has been released to the [...]

Thu, 02 June 2011 be part of the solution

It’s no surprise to any of my regular readers that I’ve considered myself a feminist from the moment I understood what it meant. Most importantly, I have always stated that fact without embarrassment or the need for a self-deprecating modifier (‘but I like men!’, ‘but I never burned a bra!’, etc. etc.).
Yet, for me it [...]

Wed, 04 May 2011 Through a Girl’s Eyes

I’ve mentioned before that I sponsor a girl in India through the fantastic aid agency Plan Ireland, which is part of an international child sponsorship organisation.
I’ve always been impressed that it pays so much attention to the experience of girls in developing countries, as can be seen by its Because I am a Girl campaign. [...]

Tue, 12 April 2011 altered in post

I took this picture a few days ago to accompany a guest blog post which went up today on the Irish women’s web site The Anti-Room.
The blog entry is called ‘Fly in the Foundation‘, and it’s about those dreadful ads on TV for beauty products (mascara and hair extensions in particular).
It was a subject I’d [...]

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 just the facts ma’am

I’d like to add a few observations based on my last piece of detective work, and other similar projects I’ve tackled regarding re-adjusting the representation of women in creative fields.
I’ve often been frustrated at how difficult it is to discover basic information like how many women work in a certain field with any accuracy. Wikipedia, [...]

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 [...]

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