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It’s not news to any of us that Jane Austen is one of the most amazing goddess/writers of human history, which is why, whenever I hear about anything remotely Austen-esque, I get ridiculously excited.  Then, when I learn that this Austen-spired thing is also super feminist and fabulous, I need to take a second to avoid hyperventilation.  You can only imagine what my morning looked like when I clicked the link to Manfeels Park, a comic with dialogue ... Read More
A little while ago I wrote this blog post, which basically boils down to me word vomiting all my feelings about the stellar Kate Leth of Kate or Die. Kate writes for popular comics like Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, along with keeping up with her own web comic about her life. Now this comic book extraordinaire is moving into the world of podcasts as she launches Less Than Live with Kate or Die, a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Kate is ... Read More
Finding women in the comic book world is kind of like shucking oysters and suddenly finding a pearl. In a world of murky sexist content you might find 1 in 15 artists working on comics are female, and “female writers and artists are sporadic at best” says Tim Hanley, a comic book blogger. Breaking into the world of mainstream comics like DC or Marvel as a woman is difficult and hard to tolerate considering the rampant sexism and misogyny associated ... Read More
I’ve just discovered the magical world of erotica, as drawn by lady artists. TMI? Maybe. Maybe not, considering I’m a female illustrator struggling to get NSFW illustrations published. Just last week I was told that my 32 page illustrated book about women in BDSM communities wouldn’t be printed by a popular online book publishing company. (There’s not even penetration! Just boobs and butts and maybe the occasional strap on!) So, yes, in ... Read More
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Kate Leth is everything I want to be. I’m not the only one who sees her this way, tons of little girls (and boys too!) are calling her a hero after the release of her latest graphic novel, Adventure Time: Seeing Red.  I’ve been following Kate Leth since I first discovered her web comic, Kate or Die! Since then, I’ve watched her blossom into an ass-kicking, feminist comic book artist who's ... Read More
   Our favorite super-heroines are about inner strength, teaching us to do what’s right even when it’s hard. And that can get lost when we lose complex characters to women who are portrayed as hyper-sexualized objects, devoid of complex character development. Women have long been asking for more female superheroes with more dialogue and less unrealistically revealing outfits, but what do young girls think?    The artist ... Read More
In the past decade, we have seen many of our favorite childhood superheroes come to life on the big screen: the victorious Superman, the conflicted Batman, the unpredictable Hulk, the suave Iron Man. So where are the women? Sure, Black Widow made an appearance in The Avengers and Catwoman (my personal favorite) showed up to save the Dark Knight, but most films are uncomfortably lacking in women characters with fully explored, complex identities. Well, all that ... Read More
October means only one thing: (no, this isn't about your Pumpkin Spice Latte) it's time for New York Comic Con! The 4-day event is overflowing with the most glorious in geekdom: comics, video games, cosplay, panels, long lines and, of course, even longer lines.  One of the first panels of this Eastern media mecca was “LGBT and Allies in Comics” presented by New York Times OUT and Geeks Out. It featured panelists currently working in comics such ... Read More
The Second Annual All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival is returning to Northeast Portland on October 17th-20th. The first and only festival of its kind, this four-day event features a carefully-curated blend of the best rising comedic performers and nationally headlining comics from across the country and beyond. This year’s lineup includes national acts Bonnie McFarlane (BUST's Lady Laugh-in, HBO One-Night Stand, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic ... Read More
Oh hell to the naw! These men went there, so the backlash they are about to receive will not be pretty. Maybe not so surprisingly, comic creators Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Gerry Conway (The Punisher) have unabashedly inferred that it doesn’t matter how they portray women in their comic creations, because comic books are not for women, anyway.  Right. Because if boys and men enjoy reading unadulterated rape scenes, that’s ... Read More
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