The fabulous Shelly Bond, former DC Vertigo editor and head honcho, just launched a kickstarter for an anthology called Femme Magnifique that she’s doing in conjunction with Kristy and Brian Miller at HiFi Color.
“If you're frustrated by what's happening in the world right now, from the sudden jeopardy of women's rights to the overall global negativity, join us in creating FEMME MAGNIFIQUE, a book that dares to turn the tables. Let's remind everyone how far we've come and exactly where we're going by saluting 30 female trailblazers of yesterday and today.
From astronauts and abolitionists to computer coders and crack journalists, these fearless women have paved the way for equal rights in science, politics and the arts. What better way to celebrate their achievements than in FEMME MAGNIFIQUE, a book that can live on in teenage bedrooms, corporate boardrooms and libraries around the world?”
The project lists a slew of incredible comics talent (including me!) who are writing about a vast and diverse range of fantastically inspiring women. Here are the teams and stories announced so far.
Kat Blaque — story & art by Tess Fowler with color by Hi-Fi
Sally Ride — story by Cecil Castellucci, art by Philip Bond, color by Hi-Fi
Hillary Clinton — story by Kelly Sue DeConnick, art by Elsa Charretier, color by Hi-Fi
Cindy Whitehead — story & art by Jim Rugg
Harriet Tubman — story by Chuck Brown, art by Sanford Greene
Ursula K. Le Guin — story by Robin Furth, art by Devaki Neogi
Margaret Hamilton — story by Alisa Kwitney, art by Jamie Coe
Artemisia Gentileschi — story by Marguerite Bennett, art by Jen Bartel
Dale Messick — story & art by Paige Braddock
Misty Copeland — story by Lauren Moyer, art by Paulina Ganucheau
Femme Magnifique [HiFi Color/Kickstarter]
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