Attention Food Service Workers! We just want to know: how did your job make you feel today?
Good morning, Wednesday!
Reading Station In Life #1 at Graham Cracker Comics Ladies Night in downtown Chicago. Hosted the first Wednesday of every month, its a chance for girls to get together and discuss comics
The Ladydrawers have orchestrated a fund raising campaign to help realize “a completely amazing comics anthology examining gender, sexuality, race, economics, and labor in cultural production”!
I think the world could use something like this. Helping make it happen is easy- a few dollars, (or if you dont have it, then please share the link!) Let’s do this!
Having more girls create is just going to create more stories for more people to enjoy. And not just for girls. What about the 50-plus crowd and senior citizens? Or really little kids? … That’s why it’s so important to have more women, more people in general, more people of color and people of all ages getting into comics, reading them and then creating them. This is a medium that deserves to be made and to be read and to be enjoyed and celebrated.
Becky Cloonan, in a nice little article from the LA Times Hero Complex blog about women in comics, with quotes from other creators like Jessica Abel, Bobbie Chase, Amanda Conner, Faith Erin Hicks, Lora Innes, Hope Larson, Heidi MacDonald, Ann Nocenti, and Sarah Oleksyk. Nothing groundbreaking, but a good summing up about the rising status of women in comics these days. (via ladiesmakingcomics)
Issue #3 of Station in Life is FINALLY HERE!!!
It features recipes, a mini-bio of Billie Holiday, and the latest Delia Jean Story. “My Pal Old Al” is tale about the friendship between a waitress and a rather eccentric customer. Is it a true story? YOU BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR IT IS!
Get it online here for a mere $3.99!
He Called Me Tomboy!
Just released a mini-comic about breaking into the comics biz! Its not so different from waiting tables I guess. Little to no job security, “feast or famine” work cycles, no insurance, benefits, etc… But if creating comics is your thing, then the fact that its so personally rewarding kinda cancels out the bad stuff.
In this handy pamphlet you will learn that if you want to work in comics, you’re probably gonna have to work in a restaurant too! Cause chances are, ya ain’t gonna make much money. (Especially if you have a vagina!)
If you’re interested, you can buy it online or find a store near you. AND ITS ONLY $1.00!?!
Cover for the upcoming issue of Station In Life