Feminism & Comics: A Quick Reference Guide!

Written for the 2018 Lethbridge Public Library Comic Con

 

ALL AGES TITLES TO START WITH:

 

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Writer: Ryan North 🍁 Artist: Erica Henderson

 

Ms. Marvel

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona

 

Lumberjanes

Writers: Noelle Stevenson 

Grace Ellis 

Shannon Watters 

Kat Leyh 

Faith Erin Hicks 🍁 

 

Artists: Brooklyn A. Allen

Brittney Williams

Carolyn Nowak

Felicia Choo

Faith Erin Hicks 🍁

T. Zysk

Becca Tobin

Aimee Fleck

ADULT TITLES TO START WITH:

 

Saga

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples (Calgary, Alberta 🍁)

 

Bitch Planet

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Valentine De Landro

 

WRITERS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT:

 

KELLY SUE DECONNICK:

Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble; Feminist & Activist; #VisibleWomen; CreatorsForCreators Nonprofit; Bitch Planet was a response to “Angry Feminist”; Award winning

 

G. WILLOW WILSON:

Ms. Marvel, Air (Comics), Cairo (Graphic Novel); Award winning

 

NOELLE STEVENSON:

Lumberjanes, Nimona (started as webcomic); Won Eisner award for both comics.

 

GAIL SIMONE:

Batgirl (fired, then re-hired due to fan outcry), Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Red Sonja; Blog “Women In Refrigerators”; Very accessible on twitter, outspoken feminist; Award winning

 

CREATORS (WRITER/ARTIST COMBO) TO KNOW MORE ABOUT:

 

KATE LETH (NS 🍁):

Patsy Walker A.K.A Hellcat!, Edward Scissorhands, Adventure Time, Womanthology, Locke & Key, Lumberjanes; Started the Valkyries

 

ALISON BECHDEL:

Known best as creator of the “Bechdel Test” from 1985 “Dykes to Watch Out For” comic; Award winner for “Fun Home” 2006 Graphic Memoir

 

BECKY CLOONAN:

Gotham Academy, Southern Cross, Killjoys, Demo, Batman; First female artist on Batman (main Batman title for DC Comics); Award winning including multiple Eisner Awards

 

FAITH ERIN HICKS (BC 🍁):

Lumberjanes, Demonology 101, Adventures of Superhero Girl, Zombies Calling, Friends with Boys ; Award winning

 

ARTISTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT:

 

FIONA STAPLES (AB 🍁):

Art for Saga and Archie; local female comic artist; world renowned; Hugo and Eisner Awards (and more) for Saga

 

ERICA HENDERSON:

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl; Eisner Award

 

And so many more, more, more! This is only the beginning.

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