I’m so excited! The just-published anthology called Hey Kids, Comics! True-Life Tales from the Spinner Rack, which contains a piece I wrote exclusively for the project, is now available to order on Etsy (for those of us who prefer not to shop on Amazon).
I absolutely encourage you all to pick up a copy of this book. It’s packed with heartfelt stories, mostly from the childhoods of comic book legends, authors, journalists, TV and film writers, and just plain fans - all based around a love of comics. I know many of you will recognize the names of the contributors, relate to their stories, and recognize nostalgic tidbits from your own childhoods.
My own story of how I started my relationship with my partner, “The Black Cat and the Gentleman,” is the tenth piece in the book. It’s a bit off the beaten path for this collection, but I am honored to be included - to add a little variety, and a little cosplay :) Thank you to Rob Kelly for all your hard work - this is an amazing collection. I can’t wait for you guys to read it!
So PLEASE. Share this post and if you see women missing from this evolving list, please put a comment ON THE ORIGINAL POST at CSBG so that we can add the names you leave and make it the most comprehensive list for women in comics anywhere on the web.
I’ve gotten a good start with more than 800 women…but obviously there are SO MANY more and it’s going to take a village to get it right.
Hey, kids! You know what’s really expensive? Traveling!(Surprise!)
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