Yesterday, the nominations for the Eisner Awards, often considered the Oscars of Comics, came out, honoring five comics in the digital comics category. But there are dozens of amazing webcomics out there that the Eisners have completely ignored.
Eisner noms aside, this is a great list of #webcomics - I’ve read a few! As long as AG is on your lists- I’m happy :)
In the Eisners’ partial defense, I’m pretty sure a lot of these comics aren’t submitted to them with any regularity— and they need to be submitted to qualify. You can argue that’s a flaw in the system, but it does mean that not all the comics on this list were exactly snubbed. Still, it’s a great list.
I spent most of this list going “Mmhm that’s right!” and then other parts of the list clicking links for comics I haven’t read yet so now I have a bunch of new comics to read. But also, I’m so glad Melanie Gillmanis nominated for an Eisner. Basically, this is a gateway to a bunch of great comics.
“I have absolute faith that there is a shining diamond in all of us, in all of you. And you can get trolled through mud, get spat on. Maybe you’ll come out covered in layers of filth and you’ll hate it. But underneath all that you’ve been through. That diamond won’t have changed. It won’t have any scratches or cracks. You’ll get through it all, you’ll wipe yourself clean. Then you’ll shine like the brightest diamond.”—Zoey Proasheck (via quotesforpositivity)
In my idea of the perfect world where DC Comics didn’t implode on itself in late 2011, they would have rebooted Teen Titans with an all female team.
Wonder Girl, Solstice, Speedy, Miss Martian, Aquagirl, and Ravager. Supergirl would maybe pop in for a series or two.
Art by Cliff Chiang. The ideal author would be a woman with a knack for writing realistic teenage dialogue. Unfortunately, the pool of female writers at DC is painfully small but some possibilities include Amy Wolfram, Christy Marx, and Gail Simone.
But this being a fantasy and all, the book could be written by one of the big name Marvel folks like Kelly Sue DeConnick or Kathryn Immonen, or maybe an independent writer such as Kate Leth or Noelle Stevenson. Whabam.
People are always scared to talk about this, and it needs to be discussed. It takes brave people like Janelle to actually take a stand, and risk becoming a target. It takes the rest of us to say something and have her back.
Please read this if you have any interest or involvement in the comics industry, and fill out her survey!
B U T no matter I still called it, therefore my prophetic powers are still working
pretty sure we’ve been friends for like eleven years, so you know exactly how I feel about you, and that is LOVE. we’re besties, and we’re going to college and I’m sad about it. butt I know we’ll stay in touch and that we’re both going places~