Tuesday 21 June 2011 Anne Elizabeth Moore and MariNaomi, Truthout
In recent years, comics have grown into a legitimate - and big money - business. Yet, some in the industry haven't felt the impact of the popular success of the now ubiquitous form. More often than not, it's the female-identified creators who aren't being encouraged to submit work, aren't being sought out and aren't getting books turned into big movie deals. In comics and elsewhere, women creators of all sorts of media are starting to ask: Why? Ladydrawers, a new semimonthly comics collaboration, will look at a few possible reasons and impacts in comics form.
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Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (The New Press, 2007), and Hey Kidz, Buy This Book (Soft Skull, 2004). She is the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, and was a former editor of the Comics Journal and the now-defunct Punk Planet. She has exhibited artwork in Leipzig, Berlin, Phnom Penh, New York City, and will have a solo show at Chicago's MCA in August. Her book Cambodian Grrrl is coming in September from Cantankerous Titles.
MariNaomi is the San Francisco-based creator of the graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial) and the self-published Estrus Comics (est. 1998). Visit her website at marinaomi.com.