Women have been making comics since the medium’s very beginning, but there’s an important story that hasn’t yet been told: how women changed free expression in comics. With your help, CBLDF will tell that story in She Changed Comics, a full-color, 160-page book coming out this fall! Please back this important project now on Kickstarter, where you can receive rewards, including signed books and art, tours of the most amazing comic art collections in the United States, and professional development opportunities with some of the industry’s most legendary and influential editors!
To back this project, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cbldf/she-changed-comics
Covering female comics creators from the turn of the 20th century to present day, She Changed Comics will profile more than 60 women who transformed the landscape of free expression and expanded the comics artform. It will also examine the plights of women who have been persecuted for expressing themselves through cartoons and feature interviews with some of the most influential women working in comics today.
You can support this amazing project on Kickstarter here.
“More women are reading and making comics, and we want to explore the women who laid the groundwork for this transition in She Changed Comics,” says CBLDF Editorial Director and editor of She Changed Comics, Betsy Gomez. “These are women who opened the door, ventured into new creative terrains, and radically changed the face of free expression in the process. She Changed Comics will be an invaluable tool in CBLDF’s ongoing mission to educate people about the value of comics as art and literature.”
“As an education professional and longtime advocate for the contributions women have made to comics, I regard this book as essential,” says Sequential Tart co-founder and CBLDF Board Member Katherine Keller. “She Changed Comics has an important place in classrooms and libraries, and belongs in the backpack of any young person discovering their place as a reader or creator in this incredible medium.”
Please support this project today. Contributor rewards range from signed books and art to once in a lifetime opportunities. Backers will have the opportunity to tour the comics archives at Columbia University, the Society of Illustrators, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, and the Last Gasp art vault. Creatively inclined backers will have the chance to take their work to the next level with professional development reviews from legendary editors Diana Schutz (Dark Horse Comics) or Karen Berger (Vertigo), or modern comics authorities including Shannon Watters (BOOM! Studios), Calista Brill (First Second), and Robyn Chapman (First Second). We also are offering signed books and prints from Neil Gaiman, Gail Simone, Jaime Hernandez, Mariko Tamaki, Brian K. Vaughan, and more!
Help us make this project a reality! Please donate at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cbldf/she-changed-comics today to help us publish She Changed Comics!
About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights on which our community depends. Please support our important work! http://cbldf.org