I’m at something of a crossroads with today’s page.
I want to acknowledge what a great page it is, brilliantly illustrated and wonderfully scripted by two very talented women. I want to talk about inequalities in the industry and have an intelligent dialog and discussion about the issues that today’s page brings up, or about how much I really wish that I could see some real life KAPOW/THE LEAGUE OF IDIOT INTERNETERS throwdowns.
But here’s the thing: The page, it’s creators and KAPOW don’t need me to say anything. They say it all themselves, loud and proud.
As I mentioned, today’s page is an all-lady one-two punch, with Amy Mebberson on art:
Amy Mebberson is a comic artist and illustrator best known for her work on Disney, Pixar and Muppet properties. Amy began her career as an animation artist with Walt Disney Animation Australia before relocating to the States to pursue comics. Some of her titles since include ‘Muppet Peter Pan’, ‘The Muppet Show’ & ‘Monsters Inc.’ comics for BOOM! studios, covers for IDW’s ‘Doctor Who’. She is currently the artist for APE Entertainment’s ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ and illustrating a series of Muppet storybooks for Little Brown & Co. Future titles include ‘Sesame Street’ for APE and other work for the Walt Disney Company.
And The Nerdy Bird, Jill Pantozzi on words:
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s currently the Associate Editor for the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She’s also written for MTV, Newsarama, Comic Book Resources, Publishers Weekly, and Topless Robot. Most recently, she joined the team of IGN.com with a monthly column. Jill is a prominent member of the geek community, regularly engaging with fans, attending conventions, and cosplaying. She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Dig Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and has recently had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s “Comic Store Heroes,” a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and will star in another documentary, “Legends of the Knight” in 2013. Diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at two and a half, Jill has held the title of Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association since she was seven and has appeared for over twenty years on the New York broadcast of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.
Have a great weekend, my friends! We are back here Monday will all kinds of new fun and games!