There’s less than a week to go on the Kickstarter for She Changed Comics, CBLDF’s history of the women who changed free expression in comics. Thanks to your overwhelming support, we will be able to create this book and more, including education companion guides for middle school, high school, and higher education, a teaching tour, and even an audiobook! With your support, we hope to achieve one last stretch goal — creating Educational Companion Videos for both teachers and casual viewers alike that support the content in the book.
To help us achieve this new goal, our friends at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have developed a brand new fragrance inspired by Jackie Ormes, available exclusively for backers. We also have books signed and sketched by Alison Bechdel and signed books from Noelle Stevenson, Neil Gaiman, and more!
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 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cbldf/she-changed-comics
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab presents She Changed Comics – JACKIE
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab celebrates the first Black woman to make a living as a syndicated cartoonist in support of She Changed Comics! Through her comic strip heroines Torchy Brown and Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger, Jackie Ormes defied stereotypes and illustrated the day to day struggles of African Americans, and was able to address though her comics not only institutionalized racism and prejudice, but also the issues of that touched women in the workforce, environmental pollution, and other societal concerns that impacted the world she lived in. She later described herself as “antiwar [and] anti-everything-that’s-smelly.”
Antiwar [and] anti-everything-that’s-smelly: sweet red patchouli and orris root with bourbon vanilla, caramelized labdanum, peru balsam, and almond milk.
Fun Home – Signed & Sketched by Alison Bechdel!
Alison Bechdel has provided 15 signed & sketched bookplates supporting CBLDF that you can receive in copies of Fun Home for supporting She Changed Comics!
Nimona – Signed by Noelle Stevenson
35 Backers can receive a signed copy of Nimona, Noelle Stevenson’s incredible National Book Award nominated graphic novel!
Girl Genius – Signed by Phil Foglio
We opened up the vaults to offer extremely rare, signed hardcover copies of Girl Genius volume 7 and volume 8, signed by co-author Phil Foglio!
Still Available: Signed Books By Mariko Tamaki, Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan and more!
Thank you for supporting She Changed Comics! We hope you’ll continue to share the word so we can reach these goals to create an even better project advancing education about how women changed free expression in comics!