After my third invitation to support your mostly- or all-male comics event in 24 hours, I respond
My name’s Anne Elizabeth Moore. I’m a cultural critic, and I used to run The Comics Journal, Punk Planet, and the Best American Comics. Comics-wise, I’m currently working with a collective based here in Chicago called Ladydrawers that researches and makes comics about the comics industry. You can read a story about what we do, here.
According to our most recent findings, which you can read here, women, trans, and non-binary gender creators make up 46% of the comics-creating industry, and men make up only 54%. Yet I see your list of invited guests currently far exceeds 54% men. We would be happy to come to, or even consider supporting your event, should you choose to more closely reflect the world of comics as it exists and invite more women and trans people.
It’s not actually that hard. CAKE did it.