Sunday, August 13, 2006

Looks Like a Job for Willie Hewes!

Jen Burke over at Transcending Gender writes about She Draws Comics--100 Years of America’s Women Cartoonists, an exhibition that has been running since May at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City. Writer and "Herstorian" Trina Robbins is the mover and shaker who helped get the show going. An overlapping exhibition, Masters of American Comics, also showed at MoCCA. Apparently we have no masters who are woman--at least none were included in the Masters' exhibition.

Quoting Brian Walker, the co-curator of the Masters exhibit, Beverly Wettenstein at Women’s eNews reports:
“The majority of female comic book cartoonists working today are self-published, on the Web, in zines or books from small presses because mainstream comic books are focused on boys,” Robbins says.
Willie Hewes, (who although Marvin is clueless about it, is actually a woman) please come to the US and resue us! Hey, why don't you publish one of your fine comics and let me distribute it far and wide?

2 Comments:

At 4:54 AM , Blogger Willie Hewes said...

Hm, you might be on to something there, why don't I do just that?

No way am I coming over there though. UK fridges are safer: generally too small to fit people in.

'Focussed on boys' is a nice way of putting it. 'Actively hostile towards women' isn't, but it's still true. *shrug*

The small press, small publisher, web and indie side of comics is where all the interesting stuff is happening anyway. We are teh future! :D

 
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