Posts Tagged "women"

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 [...]

Thu, 10 March 2011 zap!

I thought this image might catch your attention.
I snapped it in Dublin last weekend. This is the window of MAC cosmetics in the large department store Brown Thomas on Grafton Street.
Last weekend MAC launched its limited edition Wonder Woman line of cosmetics. To celebrate they had colourful window displays (see below) and body-painted a fit [...]

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 [...]

Wed, 02 March 2011 sunset over mallorca

This was yesterday’s sunset in Santa Ponsa, where the local fisherman cast their lines.
Alas, my short break has run its course. Today I head back to Ireland.
The next time I hope to come away to a place like this with more free time. I spent most of yesterday in front of my keyboard, rattling [...]

Wed, 23 February 2011 artistic inspiration

My mind is currently full of research and ideas for my next graphic novel project, which I’m writing at the moment.
Whenever I do a period piece I soak up as many images from the era as possible. Most of the 1920s was a truly inspiring time – change was in the air, and the [...]

Wed, 16 February 2011 irresponsible journalism

I’m sure most of you have heard that CBS reporter Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted while reporting in Egypt. She is back in America and recovering in hospital. I hope her return to full health is swift.
The original CBS report about the crime is short and concise, and absolutely proper for a terrible [...]

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, 09 February 2011 bloody women

Since February is ‘Women in Horror Month‘ I thought I’d promote an excellent programme being featured in this year’s Bird’s Eye View Film Festival in the UK, called ‘Bloody Women: From Gothic to Horror‘. It’s taking place from March 8th-17th 2011 in the BFI Southbank, ICA & Southbank Centre.
Bird’s Eye View is the UK’s first [...]

Tue, 08 February 2011 comic book awards

I have a long blog entry brewing to follow-up on my recent British women in comics post. I’ve been collecting information and resources, and I’ll be putting it all together pretty soon.
In the mean time the Kapow! Comic Book convention has announced the short-list for its Stan Lee Awards.
I’m staggered by its exclusive emphasis on [...]

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