She Changed Comics


Thank you for visiting the She Changed Comics online resources!

If you don’t already have a copy of CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics, the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics, you can pick up a copy here.

We will be adding full-length interviews, references, teaching guides, and supplemental materials and hope to maintain this page as a resource on into the future!

We appreciate your patience as we populate the page. If you have a concern or a suggestion for a resource, please email


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She Changed Comics: Citations and References

Click through to view sources that were cited or informed the profiles in She Changed Comics. View the citations and references

She Changed Comics: Image Bibliography

Click through for a complete list of the sources for the illustrations and photographs used in She Changed Comics. View the image bibliography

She Changed Comics: Teaching Guides

Click here to download the Higher Education teaching guide (last updated March 31, 2017). Compiled by Trinidad Escobar.

Click here to download the High School teaching guide (last updated March 31, 2017). Compiled by Betsy Gomez.

Click here to download the Middle School teaching guide (last update March 31, 2017). Compiled by Betsy Gomez.

The teaching guides are intended to be living documents, and we will update them regularly to add assessments and activities. If you have a suggestion for the guides or want to share a discussion question or activity you use in your classroom, let us know about it! Email with the info.

The Original Series

She Changed Comics started as a Women’s History Month series on CBLDF’s Tumblr. You can view the profiles from that series using the links below…

Manga and Women in Charge

  • Machiko Hasegawa
  • Karen Berger
  • Dorothy Woolfolk
  • Francoise Mouly
  • Diana Schutz
  • Jenette Kahn
  • Read more…

Modern Age and Manga

  • Fiona Staples
  • Noelle Stevenson
  • Jill Thompson
  • G. Willow Wilson
  • Gail Simone
  • Rumiko Takahashi
  • Moto Hagio
  • Read more…

Alternative & Modern Age

  • Jessica Abel
  • Kate Beaton
  • Roz Chast
  • Colleen Doran
  • Posy Simmonds
  • Louise Simonson
  • Read more…

Golden Age, Silver Age, & Undergrounds

  • Grace Drayton and Margaret Gebbie Hays
  • Ramona Fradon
  • Hilda Terry
  • Marie Severin
  • Lyn Chevli
  • Joyce Farmer
  • Diane Noomin
  • Read more…

Pre-Code & Golden Age

  • Barbara Hall
  • Ethel Hays
  • Rose O’Neill
  • Dale Messick
  • Read more…

24 Nengumi

In 2015, CBLDF Advisory Board member and Mechademia co-founder Frenchy Lunning provided this compendium of the female creators who transformed the manga landscape in the late 1960s. Read more…

A Month of Women Who Changed Free Expression

Also in 2015, CBLDF profiled 23 women who had changed free expression and faced censorship from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. Click through to read profiles of pre-Code, Golden Age, Silver Age, Underground and Alternative Comix, and Modern Age creators who changed the face of comics. Read more…