LADYDRAWERS: an update
Lots of things going on over at ChezEM these days, the most exciting developments of which is: THE LADYDRAWERS COLUMN! Starting in the middle of June, and with the help of a different amazing comics artist every other week, I’ll be presenting my decade-or-so worth of research into comics, media, and gender on Truthout.org.
Who’s drawing the first episode, you ask? Why, it’s MariNaomi, the San Francisco-based creator of the truly compelling new graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial) and the long-running, self-published Estrus Comics (est. 1998). (Who I don’t think realizes I put her on the cover of The Comics Journal #237, on our famed women-in-comics issue, guest edited by Mary Fleener.)
Equally exciting is the four-page cover feature coming out in Annalemma at the end of the month that distills a few of our latest findings on how gender effects contemporary comics publishing (and how it doesn’t). A collaboration with Susie Cagle, the piece is a direct follow-up to those in the series previously published in Tin House, as the Women’s Comics Anthology, and in Bitch Magazine.
Hear more about the project on the Matthew Filipowicz Show. I’ll post updates as the installments go live!
UPDATE: Apparently we’ve been “found out.”