In an arena where female characters don’t often get a spotlight unless they’re naked, women comics artists have a tough time getting the acclaim they deserve. For example, the “Masters of Comics” exhibition in 2005 – an attempt to create an American comic canon – featured all male comics artists. Today’s edition of Ladydrawers delves into this world of ingrown sexism and gender barriers.
Ladydrawers, a new semimonthly comics collaboration, looks at the reasons behind gender bias in the media and in the comics world, and the impact that these dynamics have in both realms.
Briefly, we wanted to update you on where Truthout stands this month.
To be brutally honest, Truthout is behind on our fundraising goals for the year. There are a lot of reasons why. We’re dealing with broad trends in our industry, trends that have led publications like Vice, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic to make painful cuts. Everyone is feeling the squeeze of inflation. And despite its lasting importance, news readership is declining.
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