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She Changed Comics: It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

March 24, 2017
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She Changed Comics: It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

Edwina Dumm, Barbara Shermund, and Hilda Terry helped pave the way for women in the cartooning business today. These women produced persuasive illustrations for the suffrage movement and emphasized the strength of women in daily life, often with notable humor, and their work increased acceptance of female cartoonists in the industry. Arguably one of the most…

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Teaching and Library Resources for Comics by Women

March 23, 2017
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Teaching and Library Resources for Comics by Women

There’s still about a week left in Women’s History Month, but librarians and educators can use our resources all year round! Below, you’ll find 19 comics by women for which we’ve made CBLDF Discussion Guides, Using Graphic Novels in Education columns, or Adding Graphic Novels to Your Collection resources — in some cases all three!…

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She Changed Comics: Lou Rogers, Advocate for Women’s Rights

March 17, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Lou Rogers, Advocate for Women’s Rights

When Lou Rogers first tried to break into political cartooning around 1908, “Editors said there were no women cartoonists,” a reporter and childhood friend recalled about 15 years later. “They said women couldn’t even draw jokes. They hadn’t any humor” (Lewiston Daily Sun 1924). The naysayers were almost right on one score: Rogers was indeed…

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She Changed Comics: Rose O’Neill, Champion of Suffrage

March 10, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Rose O’Neill, Champion of Suffrage

Many people may not recognize Rose O'Neill's name until you mention her most famous creation: Kewpies. O'Neill became one of the highest paid illustrators (male or female) of the early 20th century largely because of her cherubic creations, but she didn't sit on her laurels -- she used her fame and popularity to campaign for…

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Fourteen Banned and Challenged Comics by Women

March 1, 2017
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Fourteen Banned and Challenged Comics by Women

Throughout Women’s History Month, we’re bringing you a series of posts featuring significant comics work by women. First up: Comics by women or centered on female characters that have been banned or challenged in the past, either in the U.S. or abroad.   1. A Child’s Life & The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe…

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City Issues Apology for Women’s History Month Censorship

April 19, 2016
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Photographer Brooke Mason may have been at the center of a free speech controversy in West Hollywood, California, after three of her photographs were removed from a Women’s History Month-themed exhibition last month, but inclusion in a new exhibit and a formal apology from the city show that members of the WeHo community won’t let…

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She Changed Comics: Manga and Women in Charge

April 1, 2016
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She Changed Comics: Manga and Women in Charge

Happy Women’s History Month! All through March, we celebrated women who changed free expression in comics. Please enjoy our final weekly compilation of biographical snippets on female creators who have pushed the boundaries of the format and/or seen their work challenged or banned. Like these stories? Please back our Kickstarter to create She Changed Comics as…

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“Creative City” Censors Creativity Due to Pornography Concerns

April 1, 2016
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West Hollywood Women

Due to complaints and misinterpretation as child pornography, the city of West Hollywood, California, forced the removal of three photographs by local female artist Brooke Mason from a Woman’s History Month-themed city-wide exhibition. The removal of the pieces has not only gotten the community up in arms, but has raised free speech concerns. In celebration of…

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She Changed Comics! Help Back CBLDF’s History of the Women Who Changed Free Expression on Kickstarter!

March 29, 2016
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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…

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She Changed Comics: Modern Age and Manga

March 25, 2016
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She Changed Comics: Modern Age and Manga

Happy Women’s History Month! All through March, we’ll be celebrating women who changed free expression in comics. Check back here every week for biographical snippets on female creators who have pushed the boundaries of the format and/or seen their work challenged or banned. Fiona Staples The multiple award-winning Canadian comic artist, Fiona Staples has become one of…

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