I just had a discussion with a nice, but I think very misinformed guy on Twitter, where he said that the reason so few comics are written by women (I guess he doesn’t count alt comics, webcomics, mini comics and manga as ‘comics’) was because women simply are not interested in writing them.
So I am checking here and on Twitter.
If you identify as female, and you have some aspirations, even far-off ones, to make comics of some kind, can you post here and let us know?
I just am curious if there is a genuine paucity of women wanting into the comics creation business.
HI! HI! ME! HI! HI! HELLO! HI!
Sorry about that. I don’t exactly make it a secret that I want to write comics some day. I’ve got multiple scripts in varying stages of finished that I continue to work on, including one that is seriously My Dream Project and is being reserved until I either can’t hold back anymore or, ideally, my name is out there as a creator and I can launch it with some serious pomp (and have access to my dream team of artists to do the book slam-style). I have indie ideas, I have ideas about licensed comics for the WWE (SERIOUSLY, SHIELD COMIC, I WANT TO DO THIS, GET TO ME ABOUT THIS), I have ideas about existing properties (my growing list of “shit I will be asking DC/Marvel permission to do when they finally bring me on-board). I have an eventual webcomic about a college for Super Villains (and a long lasting idea about The Real World: Skullcrusher Island).
I have a lot of fear of failure and the worry that I’m going to be impossible for an artist to work with. But I want to. I have a desire to do so. And the fact that I am a lady has nothing to do with the fact that I haven’t yet.
So that dude is butts.
He is mega butts.