We been super busy prepping for this art show... →
It will be awesome
The Next Big Thing: New Girl Law
Caroline Picard, my friend and publisher (of Hip Hop Apsara), has been working on a novel for a while called Death of An Animatronic Band, which you can read about (and see video based on!) in her Next Big Thing interview here. The Next Big Thing is an… View Post
LRCM: On Feminist Analyses of Intellectual...
There has been some feminist analysis of copyright law, and this is obviously worth looking at closely. Our legal framework is assumed to work from and support a neutral (read: diverse) human base of access to resources, when in fact it does not. We know… View Post
Bringing Feminism to Un-Feminist Spaces: Visions...
We just received this announcement in our email inbox!! We are happy to announce the 2013 Visions in Feminism Conference Date is: Saturday, April 13th This Year’s Conference Theme is: Bringing Feminism to Un-Feminist Spaces Feminism as a movement is often torn between a generic “Girl Power” label and overly isolating academic jargon. Both methods can distract the application of feminism from...
LRCM: On Protection
The thing is this: when copyright laws were constructed, they were intended to protect external modes of expression and creation, but failed in all ways to define internal processes as jurisdictional. This may seem at first a set of criteria both neutral… View Post
MAR 1 CFP: The Ladydrawers Awesome Unnamed...
We’re seeking work for display, workshop leaders, and collaborative muralists for our very exciting summer program. We are open to your creative and fun cultural production ideas that focus on any two areas in our set of concerns: economics, race, sexuality and gender. These can be performance-based, cultural interventions, or Bristol Board. We will also have a reading room, where we would be more...
… the big corporate comic companies (Marvel and DC) are actually better...– http://www.reddit.com/r/SRSDiscussion/comments/16bfeu/what_are_some_good_resources_on_the_intersection/
Ladydrawers are a collective of people, many of whom are artists, who are...– http://www.reddit.com/r/SRSDiscussion/comments/16bfeu/what_are_some_good_resources_on_the_intersection/
Forever21 put my art on a shirt without my... →
Signal boosting. thatsucia: textilenerd: moosekleenex: Signal Boost Needed. The art work above belongs to moosekleenex, and has been stolen by Forvever21. I have an important favor to ask of my followers, please help reblog and get the word out. Theft of an artist or designer’s work goes on all too often and for large corporations like Forever21 to blatantly steal others work sets a...
The Graphic Novelologist →
Just wanted to stick in your craw this new blog for the review of the graphic novel artistic literary form by the delightful Milo Kotis, age 12, pedigreed graphic novelologist by his awesome mom, graphic novelist Ayun Halliday. Dig it!
womensenews: “Not only are the major comics publishers printing more work by male creators, men are getting solicited, accepted and paid at a higher rate”-Anne Elizabeth Moore, founder of the collective of feminist comic-creators LADYDRAWERS is infiltrating this male-dominated comic strip world with it’s comics on gender bias ‘Ladydrawers’ Creates Big Picture of Cartoon Bias Hey!...
APE IN A CAPE: I Am So Fricking Fortunate It's... →
gailsimone: Seriously. Okay, well, if you read the news on Bleeding Cool, I unfortunately have the sad duty to confirm that it’s true. As of Wednesday of last week, I was informed by an email from my new editor that I am no longer the writer of Batgirl. I cannot express my disappointment at this. I think… Gail Simone is a pro and all, but this was an incredibly dick move on DC’s...
Well, it was obviously an unfortunate incident … It kind of made me sad on two...– Anne Hathaway, responding to Matt Lauer’s creepy question about an upskirt picture (“seen a lot of you lately!”)lv (via shooting4ownhand) The United States of Annerica!
Right now, the pressures of the music industry encourage me to change the walk...– In a New York Times op-ed, K’naan writes about the self-censorship that comes with success and consciousness of a new, widening audience. It’s a fascinating investigation into the power that industry and audience have over the narratives of a genre like rap once it has been welcomed into the...
Gender-swapping the patriarchy →
Sexism in Comics is More Than Underdressed Lady...
Hey Comics Folks! I’ve got a challenge for you: Think beyond the page. Every time you see an underdressed, strangely posed, or hypersexed female character on the page, refrain from being appalled for a second and ask yourself two questions: 1) Who got paid to make it? and 2) What is the cumulative effect of putting such images in front of a labor pool that is actually comprised, according...
Call for Action Advisory Board nominations
womenactionmedia: Are you an activist with a passion for gender justice in the media? Be part of our very first Action Advisory Board, guiding our new Community Action Network. Nominate yourself or someone else now because the deadline is FRIDAY! Act fast!
Charles Schulz Museum Appearance
gabriellegamboa: Next Saturday, December 8, I will be the Cartoonist-in-Residence at the Charles M. Schulz museum in Santa Rosa. Come by and see me on your way to drink hot chocolate and skate at the rink next door! I will be working on Miss Lonelyhearts, selling my comics and original art, and communing with the spirit of Sparky. One of our faves in Santa Rosa next week! Go say hi.
blindhusksdream asked: I posted a thing in the accessibility tag asking for folks to link you to good image descriptions. Hopefully, it'll happen. (I'd do it myself, but I don't really have links to any of the described images I've seen; they've been lost from my browser history.)
Jen Kirkman - comedian: Twitter Hiatus Until The... →
Hellyeah @jenkirkman! jenkirkman: I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so sick of the way men on Twitter treat lady comics. And my male friends always DM me or text me or email me or talk to me about how they hate it too but they never speak up. I am constantly tweeting about gay rights (I’m straight) and racism (I’m white) - it takes…
Amy was in the middle of some such nonsense with Seth Meyers across the table,...– Tina Fey describes Amy Poehler’s iconic entrance to SNL. [x] (via albinwonderland)
Some girls invited me to be part of their sorority, and I was confused. I said,...– Sabrina Chap
The Big Feminist But ...
We want you to pitch in to Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly’s Kickstarter. Why?: “The money will go directly towards the content, production, printing and shipping of the books, plus Kickstarter and Amazon processing fees (along with Uncle Sam’s share). The final book will be a 200 page, 8x10, soft-cover book with black and white interiors and a color cover. We paid all of...
The Ladydrawers Comics Collective (AKA “The Ladydrawers”) is an unofficially...– We have a new project description up, in case you are confused about who we are, what we do, and why.
What’s worse is that while 3 of these 4 creative categories saw gains from 2010,...– From Tim Hanley’s Gendercrunching update on the Big Two (inc. a New 52 update) – September 2012
Hey it’s us! On the Internet! (And we’d love to get data on Japanese and French gender breakdowns in comics publishing. Maybe start some international chapters?) kichee: A collection of comic strips that gives an interesting insight about how female creators - and women in general - are viewed and treated in the US comic industry. Here in France we don’t have this very...