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In Comics World, Women Are Invisible – Except When They’re Naked

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. Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.

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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.

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.

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