A lovely illustration from The Pirate Balthasar.
Initially, I had planned this week’s newspost to feature a selection of my favourite women characters on DD. But I realized as I was composing my list for this newspost that I was essentially just making a list of protagonists from my favourite comics, and that it was going to get way too long. The truth is, women are represented really well here! Just to illustrate, take a look at the Top Ten right now – 8 out of 10 of our most-liked comics have a woman in the thumbnail!
While mainstream comics (and mainstream geekdom in general) sometimes suffers from a lack of three-dimensional female characters, interesting and diverse characters are all over in the webcomics world.
I can think of a couple of reasons for this. The barriers to creating a webcomic are significantly lower than actually getting into the comic book business, for one thing, which means we get a wider range of people generally who are creating things and lending different perspectives. And while girls have been reading comic books for ages, the industry hasn't really adapted to acknowledge them. The internet, in comparison, caters to just about everyone.
Do you agree that webcomics generally do a good job of including female characters? Who are some of your favourite female comic characters?
BUGS AND SUGGESTIONS SURVEY
Don’t forget to vote on which bug fixes and new features you’d like to see! I’m going to leave this survey up for one more week, and will be closing it on March 18th.
The survey can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/pW7Vmfxnjc
For discussions and details, see this thread.
Stellar has a couple different news items to announce! From Stellar:
“On the 10th the last page of GATE, a Madder Affairs story, will be up. It's been a great time, I've gotten some awesome reactions around the net lol (including loosing a patron XD). I'm already working on the next story for the Madder Affairs Mix, which will begin around July.
Then on the 15th the second half of Deadgirl & Sue's 2nd chapter Desolate Love will be returning; which I am impossibly excited and proud to share. DL's arc wraps up much more neatly then I first imagined it would.”
Have a comic milestone, a community project or some comic-related news that you'd like to see here? Do you have original art for our newspost image database? Send it to me via PQ or at hippievannews(at)gmail.com, or leave a comment below!
HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 11, 2016
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