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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part Four

Welcome to Part Four, and the final installment of this iteration of The Ladies Comics Project in which a handful of my family, friends, colleagues, and a few new friends (both those familiar with comics and not) read and reviewed something from my personal library of graphic novels and trades.  For more details about this project and more ladies reviews and feedback, go here to read Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.  You can also read about the original Ladies Comics Project, here, here, and here.

So after about three months working on this project, here we are, the final installment – 682 emails, a handful of gchats, phone calls, interviews, texts, and a you tube video later – all to bring you: The Ladies Comics Project, Phase II: Part Four

Illustrations For Ladies Comics Project Phase II by Tara Abbamondi

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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of The Ladies Comics Project Phase II in which a handful of my colleagues, family, and friends – both new and old – and both those familiar with comics and not – read and reviewed a graphic novel or trade from my own personal library.  For more details about this project and more ladies reviews and feedback, go here to read Part One and Part Two.  You can also read about the original Ladies Comics Project here, here, and here.

So a week later and with emails now totaling 670 plus a handful of gchats, texts, and phone calls later, here were are: The Ladies Comics Project, Phase II: Part Three

Illustration For Ladies Comics Project Phase II by Tara Abbamondi

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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of The Ladies Comics Project: Phase II in which a handful of my colleagues, family, and friends – both new and old – and women both familiar with comics and not – read and reviewed a graphic novel or trade from my personal library and told me what they thought about it.  For more details about this project and more ladies reviews and feedback, go here to read Part One.  You can also read about the original Ladies Comics Project here, here, and here.

A week later and with emails now totaling 654 plus a handful of gchats, texts, and phone later, here were are: The Ladies Comics Project, Phase II: Part Two…

Illustration For Ladies Comics Project Phase II by Tara Abbamondi

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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part One

Even after spending the last year plus writing She Has No Head!, a column about women and comics, I continue to have a real interest in and curiosity about women and comics, and specifically why women do and don’t read comics and what they do and don’t respond to as readers when they do read.  With those thoughts and inspiration from both an old (hilarious) Laura Hudson piece and a more recent interesting Greg Burgas piece, the idea of The Ladies Comics Project was born.  The premise is simple – pull together some great ladies from as many age groups and walks of life as I could reasonably manage, women both familiar and not with comics, and give them a comic book to read and have them report back.

The results, like in the first Ladies Comics Project, which you can read more about here, here, and here, are fascinating.  Phase I challenged a lot of thoughts I had about women in comics, while confirming others.  One of the biggest revelations was how interested ladies I knew were in reading a comic and participating in this project and that is one thing that has definitely held true for Phase II – in which 18 of the original 19 women immediately got on board for a second round along with a whole new group of ladies.  In fact, I had so much interest (our ladies reading has gone from 19 to 32) that you’re going to get Ladies Comics Project Phase II in four parts, from today through the end of February.  So come back every Monday to read more.

Illustration for Ladies Comics Project: Phase II, Part One by Tara Tara Abbamondi

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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project, Part 3

Welcome to Part 3, and the final installment of this iteration of The Ladies Comics Project in which a handful of my family, friends, and colleagues (both those familiar with comics and not) read and reviewed one of the comics I purchased in September 2010.  For more details about this project and more ladies reviews and feedback, go here to read Part 1 and here to read Part 2.

So after about 8 weeks of working on this project, here we are, the final installment – 437 emails, a handful of gchats, phone calls, interviews, texts, and a you tube video later – all to bring you: The Ladies Comics Project: Part 3

Illustraton for Ladies Comics Project, Part 3 by Tara O'Connor

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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of The Ladies Comics Project in which a handful of my colleagues, family, and friends (both those familiar with comics and not) read and reviewed one of the comics I purchased in September 2010.  For more details about this project and more ladies reviews and feedback, go here to read Part 1.

A week later and with emails now totaling 374 plus a handful of gchats, texts, phone calls, and youtube videos later and here were are: The Ladies Comics Project: Part 2

Ladies Comics Project Part Two by artist Tara O'Connor

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She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project, Part 1

Did any of you read a hilarious post by Laura Hudson on her Myriad Issues blog like three years ago where she had her mom read comics?  If not, head over and read it now, because it’s fantastic, and half of the inspiration for this column as it’s a post I’ve never forgotten (how can you forget spitting most of your diet soda all over your keyboard as someone’s mom makes awesome accurate hilarious observations on the internet about independent comics?). The other half of the inspiration for this three part column belongs to our own Greg Burgas who did a great What I Bought this summer in which his friends read and reviewed his weekly pull list for him.

Especially because She Has No Head! is about women and comics, and I have a fascination with why women do and don’t read comics and what they do and don’t respond to as readers, I decided to do my own little comics reading experiment.  I called it “The Ladies Comics Project” (crazy creative, right?).  The premise was simple – pull together some great ladies from as many age groups and walks of life as I could manage, women both familiar and not with comics, and let them pick a comic to read from the month of September and then make them tell me what they think.

A gorgeous piece I had commissioned for the Ladies Comics Project by up and coming artist Tara O'Connor.

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