But that’s to be expected, I basically live, breathe, eat, and sleep comics and when you’re that saturated in something it’s bound to let you down from time to time.
I was reading the (it must be said, excellent) Unbeatable Squirrel Girl the other day and I was struck by something that really used to disappoint me about comics that has shifted dramatically, at least from where I’m sitting (and what I was reading).
Panel from Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North (writer), Erica Henderson (artist), Rico Renzi (colors), and Clayton Cowles (letters).
Comics creator, writer, and artist Hope Larson (Mercury, Gray Horses, Chiggers, Salamader Dream) recently conducted a survey called Girls & Comics on her livejournal for girls and women that read comics. The results were interesting, and if you read this column and other female positive or female focused comics columns throughout the web, not that surprising. In the wake of reading her results, I asked Hope if she’d be willing to stop by She Has No Head! to answer some questions about her survey and the feedback she received. She graciously accepted.