The Kickstarter campaign for the incredible FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is now live!
We here at Girls Like Comics believe this is a book that deserves attention and support, which we are giving in full! FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a comic anthology that will contain inspirational stories about powerful women throughout history and all over the world, who have excelled in various aspects of life including art, literature, science and politics. These stories will be written and drawn by some of the most well-loved and successful writers and artists, who are taking it upon themselves to tell these inspirational tales that are so important to tell, especially in these troubling times. The book and campaign is being curated by the amazing Shelly Bond, (the badass, superstar editor of who we are huge fans), and Kirsty and Brian Miller, who are the founders of Hi-Fi Colour Design!
Here is how they themselves describe it, on their Kickstarter campaign page:
“If you’re frustrated by what’s happening in the world right now, from the sudden jeopardy of women’s rights to the overall global negativity, join us in creating FEMME MAGNIFIQUE, a book that dares to turn the tables. Let’s remind everyone how far we’ve come and exactly where we’re going by saluting 30 female trailblazers of yesterday and today.
From astronauts and abolitionists to computer coders and crack journalists, these fearless women have paved the way for equal rights in science, politics and the arts. What better way to celebrate their achievements than in FEMME MAGNIFIQUE, a book that can live on in teenage bedrooms, corporate boardrooms and libraries around the world?
We’ve reached out to an A-list of writers and artists who have been published by major comics and book publishers including Random House, Marvel, DC Comics, Image and IDW. From New York Times best-selling authors and Literature Prize Winners, to Eisner award-winners and TED speakers, this diverse group of women and men hail from the U.S. and Canada, England, Singapore, Greece, and India to name just a few unique locales. We’re united by a deep love and appreciation for the comics medium and its peerless power of graphic storytelling and we couldn’t think of a better time or format in which to bring FEMME MAGNIFIQUE to life.
How can you get involved? Help us tell these stories about real women, celebrate their achievements, and ensure that history never forgets. We have funding levels for every bank account from $5.00 to $5000.00. And we offer incredible, exclusive rewards such as original artwork, limited-edition bookplates signed by the 100+ creators, VIP cocktail parties and more!
Most important, if you can’t back us today and you’re wondering what you can do to make a difference, use your voice. Please share this campaign through word-of-mouth and social media to help others discover FEMME MAGNIFIQUE.
Help us to create this book of female empowerment that’s audacious, insightful and visually dynamic. Support FEMME MAGNIFIQUE, a graphic novel anthology of comic-book short stories that salutes the accomplishments of powerful women throughout history and in the here and now.”
We feel that this book deserves the love and support that the world has to offer. Below is a link to the Kickstarter campaign page!
Go and support the FEMME MAGNIFIQUE Kickstarter Campaign!
And if that wasn’t enough, here’s the current list of creative contributors for the book!
(Brace yourselves, it’s impressive!)
Jason Shawn Alexander (Frostbite, Empty Zone), Michael and Laura Allred (iZombie, Madman), David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, The Guardian), Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Invisible Republic), Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSEXts), Aditya Bidikar (The Skeptics), Philip Bond (Kill Your Boyfriend, The Invisibles), Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur), Chuck Brown (Rotten Apple. Punisher: Choosing Sides), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World, Stinky Cecil), Mark Buckingham (Fables) and Irma Page, Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Girl with All the Gifts), Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, Shade, The Plain Janes), Elsa Charretier (Harley Quinn, The Unstoppable Wasp), Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird), Jamie Coe (Art Schooled), Tyler Crook (Harrow County), Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven, Doctor Who), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly), Ming Doyle (Girl Over Paris, The Kitchen), Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade, the Changing Girl, Bitch Planet, Scooter Girl), Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Crossover), Tess Fowler (Rat Queens), Tee Franklin (Nailbiter: The Outfit, Love Is Love), Karrie Fransman (Death of An Artist, The House that Groaned), Robin Furth (Dark Tower), Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce), Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, The Wicked + The Divine), Casey Gilly (The Skeptics), Gillian Goercz (The Boss, Chicken Game), Che Grayson (Rigamo), Sanford Greene (Power Man Iron Fist), Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten), Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Dustin Harbin (Diary Comics), Hi-Fi (Boom, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Marvel, Vertigo), Jen Hickman (The Dead, Regular Show), Betsy Houlton (New York Daily News), Jon Davis Hunt (The Wildstorm, Clean Room), Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), Tini Howard (The Skeptics), Lucy Knisley (Relish, Something New), Eugenia Koumaki (Womanthology), Teddy Kristiansen (It’s A Bird, The Sandman), Alisa Kwitney (Token, Convergence: Batgirl, Till the Fat Lady Sings), Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Doctor Fate), Shawn Martinbrough (Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves), Alain Mauricet (Harley Quinn, Dadterdly and Mutley), Shawn McManus (Fables, The Sandman), Leah Moore (Albion), Kristy Miller (Birds of Prey), Brian Miller (Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Ziggy Stardust), Lauren Moyer (This Thing Called Love, Exhalations Dance Theatre, Berks Ballet), Devoki Neogi (The Skeptics), Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls), Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages), Brett Parson (New Romancer, Tank Girl Gold), Dan Parent (Archie), Laurie Penny (The Guardian), Liz Prince (Regular Show, Steven Universe), Christina Rice (My Little Pony, Colonial Comics), Rori! (100 Women/100 Days) and Gibson Twist (Pictures of You), Jim Rugg (Street Angel, The Plain Janes), Steven T. Seagle (It’s A Bird, Big Hero 6), Paula 7bergen (Window Pains, contributor to Bust), Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard, Jessica Jones), Marguerite Sauvage (Faith, DC Bombshells), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), Gail Simone (Batgirl, Clean Room), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Rachael Stott (Star Trek, Doctor Who), Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Scary Godmother), Emma Vieceli (Adventures of Super Girl), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Gerard Way (Doom Patrol, My Chemical Romance), Maris Wicks (Science Comics), Annie Wu (Black Canary), Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats), Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl)
Tara is a punk that aesthetically sways toward the goth side a bit too often to not mention it.
Currently working in comics publishing for Titan Comics.
Formerly working in comics retail in Big Bang Comics in Dublin.comments powered by Disqus