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#Docuhistory: She Makes Comics


Jun 25 2020


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Watch Party & Twitter Conversation

She Makes Comics

She Makes Comics

#Docuhistory with Amie Wright and Adrienne Resha

Join us Thursday, June 25, 2020, for a watch party and Twitter conversation about the award-winning documentary film, She Makes Comics (2014), about women in the comics industry. Despite popular assumptions about the comics world, women have been writing, drawing, and reading comics since the medium’s beginnings in the late 19th century. And today, there are scores of women involved in comics and its vibrant fan culture. Featuring dozens of interviews with such vital figures as Ramona Fradon, Trina Robbins, Joyce Farmer, Karen Berger, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Becky Cloonan, She Makes Comics is the first film to bring together the most influential women of the comics world. Read More

At 5 pm EDT, we'll all stream the documentary online. While streaming, we invite you to browse and join the discussion on Twitter by searching the #docuhistory hashtag or by checking in with discussion moderators Amie Wright (@librarylandia) and Adrienne Resha (@AdrienneResha).

The #docuhistory series aims to create an informal space where teachers, students, and historians can join together to watch a documentary and discuss teaching and learning about the film's subject matter. The series is organized by Joe Schmidt in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Resource List

She Makes Comics

She Makes Comics (2014) | Watch on Tubi

WWAC: Women Write About Comics

Founded by Megan Purdy, WWAC is an Eisner Award-nominated online journal that features a diverse group of intersectional, international feminists who provide equally diverse insight into the world of comic book culture and the comic book industry at large.

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WWAC Comics Academe

Online forum for comics researchers on the Women Write About Comics website.

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Documentary Review: "She Makes Comics”

By Wendy Browne | WWAC

Lately, the fight to prove that the comic book industry can no longer be considered a boys club has picked up, but, it turns out, this whole boys club business is a fairly recent concept.

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The Making of "She Makes Comics"

Director Marisa Stotter Interviewed by Wendy Browne | WWAC

With several months to go until its estimated January 2015 delivery date, production for the documentary She Makes Comics is well underway, and director Marisa Stotter has spent the last little while staring at hours of raw footage.

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#WomenOnPanels is designed to raise the visibility of women and non-binary individuals working in and around comics studies. The initiative operates under the philosophy that more perspectives help us improve and strengthen our field.

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How to Make People Uncomfortable (And Still Make a Living)

By Kelly Sue DeConnick | 99U

Throughout her career, Kelly Sue DeConnick has found that the best way to inspire, lead, bring people together, and motivate those who need a push is to make them uncomfortable. In this talk, she shares her "Five Steps to Becoming a Professional Discomfort Provider."

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Remembering Comics Artist Marie Severin

By Megan Halsband | Library of Congress

Legendary artist Marie Severin passed away a few weeks ago, and I wanted to take a moment to share some of her works that are available at the Library of Congress and highlight her decades-long career in the comic book industry.

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A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green

By Nick Sousanis | Columbia Magazine

How a Butler librarian became Columbia's first curator for comics and cartoons.

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Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists

Library of Congress

This digital exhibition brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to two popular art forms—illustration and cartooning. Companion to Martha Kennedy's Drawn to Purpose, which won the Eisner in 2019 for Best Comics-Related Book.

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Amie Wright

Amie Wright is a comics librarian, the President of the American Library Association Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT), and a Public History graduate student at Concordia University in Montreal focusing on comics censorship and education in postwar Canada. Amie is the former Manager of School Outreach at the…...

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Adrienne Resha

Adrienne Resha is a Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies program at the College of William & Mary writing a dissertation about Arab and Muslim American superheroes. Adrienne is the author of "The Blue Age of Comic Books," has presented at the Comic Studies Society and Race & Media conferences,…...

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