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There are a lot of comic books out there. A lot. Between new, old, professional, and DIY, it can be dangerous finding a good comic. If you're like me and like the self-published, stories-about-real-life kind of books then I have one for you. What's New, Pussycat? by Mari Naomi is a perfect graphic novel that might make you a little sad and maybe a little enlightened. What's New, Pussycat? tells a tale of a young Mari and an acquaintance that she views as a bit of ... Read More
When most people are asked, “What is your favorite superhero?” most all people choose a male superhero such as Spiderman or Batman.  Rarely is the answer a female superhero, although there are many.  Wonder Woman is first female superhero to come to people’s minds and is considered by many to be a feminist icon.  We know that TV’s talk show host Wendy Williams feels inspired by Wonder Woman when she sips on her Wonder Woman ... Read More
Ellen Lindner with Strumpet 2 at Hypothetical Island  It was a cold and windy night when I went over to cartoonist Ellen Lindner’s studio, located in a building called Hypothetical Island in Brooklyn, NY. Lindner wrote and illustrated the excellent graphic novel Undertow, and edits the international all-women’s comics anthology The Strumpet. These are all books I enjoy and would recommend, for the record. Ellen is a long-time ... Read More
In an industry that has always been considered a bit of a boys club, it's refreshing to see a woman’s name anywhere in the mix. Comic books were, after all, a "boy thing" for quite some time. Boys read them, boys collected them, boys were, almost exclusively, the main characters to appear in them. But in the last couple of decades, girls have started to become readers, collectors and stars of their own books. Slowly, women have started writing and drawing ... Read More
I’m so excited to go to Bregen Street Comics on Friday night to check out the launch party of The Strumpet 2, a comics anthology brought to you by the creators of Whores of Mensa, This issue's theme is travel and it features the work of Kripa Joshi, Julia Scheele, Patrice Aggs, Emily Ryan Lerner, Badaude, Tanya Meditzky, Choi Juhyun, Robin Ha, Karrie Fransman, Jeremy Day, Ellen Lindner, and more. I really enjoy Ellen Lindner's comics and I think many people ... Read More
  What’s with fan conventions and sexual harassment?  Is it the general vibe of cosplay (short for costume play) that makes dudes animalistic in their horniness?  They really just can’t control themselves around women with some cleavage and bodysuits?   When a female cosplayer publicly called out her sexual harasser as it happened on video at this year’s New York Comic Con, the crowd responded with silent disbelief.  But ... Read More
Absury Park is the the rock ‘n’ roll capital of New Jersey. It is the hometown of rock legend Bruce Springsteen, my favorite media queen Wendy Williams, and now the Asbury Park Comic Con. Some of the featured guests at the Asbury Park Comic Con were Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dryer, Dean Haspiel, Larry Hama, Seth Kushner, J.C. Luz, and the shows organizers Cliff Galbraith and Rob Bruce. As I was approaching the second Asbury Park Comic Con, the weather was ... Read More
    I’m from Jersey, born and raised.  While I am shamelessly proud of my state, outsiders tend to judge it by its awful reputation. (Jersey Shore, you ruin EVERYTHING!) Still, we can all agree that there’s one great gift that Jersey has offered the world. Yep, I’m talking about The Boss. For any child of a baby boomer who grew up in New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has at least made an appearance in their ... Read More
  Participating comedian Meg Cupernall With the popularity of women like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey blowing up in recent years, it’s clear that ladies have been taking the comedy world by storm.  And thank goodness for that!  They shine sunlight on the gloom in our lives and make us LOL through all of life’s ups and downs. Well, if you like funny ladies and want to LYAO you can check out the She-Devil Comedy festival this October 24 ... Read More
Have you been jonesing for more time with the complicated and fascinating Lisbeth Salander? If so, this is your lucky week-- we just got word that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is being adapted into a graphic novel (to be published by DC Comics/Vertigo). Award-winning crime author Denise Mina will write The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book One, with art by Lee Bermejo, Leonardo Manco, and Andrea Mutti. The novels are already plenty suspenseful and ... Read More
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