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Women in Comics NYC Collective International: Women’s History Month Spotlights - Regine L. Sawyer

Since Kelly and I are doing our Female Creators countdown this month, I didn't have time to do spotlights on female-created comics like I normally like to do in March. Instead, though, I asked the nifty comic book writer Regine L. Sawyer to do some spotlights on fellow members of her Women In Comics NYC Collective. This is the last one! - BC

My awesome, stupendous, WinC members made it abundantly clear to me, that I could not write a series of Spotlights on them, without adding one about myself. This is awkward as I don’t know what, but I’ll take a stab at it…graciously and humbly.

I started my comic book career in late 2006; primarily editing and transcribing comic book scripts for an independent comic book publisher. Deciding to start my own small press company: ‘Lockett Down Productions Publications’, (Lockett Down for short) at the end of 2007; I started production on my first series “The Rippers”. The book was conceived when I was a young scribe 10 years earlier, and it was time to finally bring it to life. Two years after creating LDP, I started production on my second series “Ice Witch” then soon after than began preliminary work on the third: “Eating Vampires”.

The Women in Comics NYC Collective International had its beginnings at Bronx Heroes Comic Con. Our first panel was in 2012 after the show’s producer Ray Felix approached me and asked if I would be interested in moderating a Women in Comics Panel. Soon after, we were invited to participate in more and more shows, then asked to do corresponding art exhibits. The group steadily began to grow and before we realized it we had a collective of comic book industry creatives, (who happen to be women). Our group is home to writers, artists, cosplayers, bloggers, toy makers, web series creators, show producers, librarians and the list goes on. To learn more about Lockett Down Productions or the Women In Comics Collective NYC International, check out these sites: www.lockettdown.com, womenincomicsnyccint.wix.com/womenincomicsnyc

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