I was working on a different column for this week but then I realized that if anything I should take this space to shine
a light on the current women in comics poll results being counted down all week, as well as the still evolving Women In Comics list that kicked all this off a few weeks ago. Also, I am just starting to get really sick so I'm tired and running out of steam...good times!
So please, go check that awesome stuff out (here's the Writers #25 - 21 and Artists #25 - 21). Brian and I (but especially Brian) are putting together pretty comprehensive or at least awesomely informative posts all week highlighting the work of the women you all voted as the best in comics.
I hope these posts will be both fun and super educational and I also hope that those of you with open minds and a deep love of comics will make note of some of the incredible women being featured and seek out their work.
But perhaps most importantly I hope some of you will fall in love with these creators as I have and will remember them fondly the next time you buy comics, recommend comics, and even the next time you vote in in Brian's 100 Best Creators list in a few years.
Okay, that's it for me today...please check out those links and come back everyday through March 31st for the rest of the list!
Kelly Thompson is a freelance writer living in Manhattan. She is the author of the superhero novel THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING recently optioned to become a film, and her new novel STORYKILLER is out now. She is also writing IDW’s JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, co-writing Marvel’s forthcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL & THE CAROL CORPS, and her first graphic novel HEART IN A BOX is forthcoming from Dark Horse this year. You can find Kelly all over the place, but twitter may be the easiest: @79semifinalist