Two young women working in a comic book store in Washington DC and enjoying the geekier things in life.
And yes, we DO read comics.
Truthfully? My first reaction is to say I don’t care what people think. If women are making comics and buying comics and reading comics and loving comics and talking about comics, I really don’t need further validation from people who are unaware. I don’t feel like that point needs to be proven. It’s like all those people who come down on every girl who says she’s a geek, or into geek culture. It’s like it’s not enough to be a geek, you have to PROVE you’re a geek to strangers whose opinions don’t matter anyway.
But on the other hand, unfortunately, lack of awareness of female readers sometimes affects the material that gets greenlighted and published, because it leads to an invisible, voiceless audience. And a voiceless audience can be more easily ignored.
I think the path we are on is the correct one. Be vocal, be visible, not to ‘prove’ anything, not for the skeptics, they don’t matter. But visibility does make a difference and that is something worth having.
theimancameron asked: Do you have a favourite Gail Simone story?
No. Nor do I have a favorite Cary Bates story, or a favorite Archie Goodwin story or a favorite Neil Gaiman story — I like a ton of stuff they’ve written, but it’s enough for me to like it, I don’t need to sort and rank it.
But if you’re looking for a recommendation, the first arc of her RED SONJA series is damn good stuff, well worth checking out.
Thanks, Kurt! I thought you might say the time we went out for Chinese food!
Ahahahahahahaha! This entire exchange is kinda the best. And darn skippy, y’all should be reading Gail Simone’s Red Sonja!