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The Women of Comics

(Image by Amanda Conner)

Christopher Jones (Young Justice, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes) asked the internet to help identify women who are great comics artists a few weeks ago. Since I'm working with him on a project, I got to see work from many of the artists who replied. There's some really amazing stuff out there and, as Con Season is about to ramp up (and the topic of comics and women will come up, a lot, as it should) I'm hoping that the discussion of women and comics will turn out to be more than just me hanging around with a bunch of my male friends and agreeing that comics are sexist.

To that end, I'm going to link a few of these artists' work. These are all artists with whom I'd love to end up working at some point. That's probably not in the cards right now, though, so I'm going to settle for just reading the books they draw. ("Settle" is probably not the right word, but you get the idea...) Anyway, here are a few of the artists I've been able to check out so far, and here's hoping that they (and others) will become a part of the discussion:

1. Amanda Conner  (Known for Power Girl, JSA, Silk Spectre, Batgirl, Gargoyles, Mad Magazine)

2. Annie Wu (Known for Marvel Comics' Hawkeye)

3. Chynna Clugston (Known For Blue Monday, Indie comics, Legion of Superheroes)

4. Jill Thompson (Known for Wonder Woman, Sandman, Invisibles, Swamp Thing, Scary Godmother)

5. Karine Charlebois (Known for Gargoyles, Badguys)