Now with nifty new cover by Kevin Colden!
I wrote a book about my life in Comics in 2009, called “Memoirs Of An Occasional Superheroine.” Sold a bunch of copies, then let it fall into obscurity. I was actually trying to bury it, because I thought/learned that speaking your truth as a woman was probably the dumbest action one could take in one’s comic book career. And in the years since I wrote the memoir, I tried to stay on the positive side about Women in Comics. That perhaps things would—and was—only going to get better.
But it has not gotten better. My news/Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr feed is regularly stocked with stories about how it is not getting better. I mean, there are a number of publishers who are really responding to female talent, like BOOM! Studios. But as a whole, women are still woefully under-represented in “mainstream” comics, and stories of sexual harassment of females at publishers, by creators, at conventions, and so on continue and continue and continue.
This is really good. Disturbing though, so proceed at your own risk.