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Comic-book stories celebrate women who crack ceilings, take names, and change the game.
Comic-book stories celebrate women who crack ceilings, take names, and change the game.
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FEMME MAGNIFIQUE CREATORS AT ECCC THIS WEEKEND

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If you're attending Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this weekend be sure to seek out the following creators who are contributing to FEMME MAGNIFIQUE. If you're nice they might even give you an exclusive FEMME MAGNIFIQUE bookmark...

Gail Simone — Batgirl, Clean Room

Kelly Sue DeConnick — Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly

Tini Howard — The Skeptics

Sanford Greene — Power Man, Iron Fist

Jen Bartel — Jem and the Holograms

Hope Nicholson — The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

Brian Stelfreeze — Black Panther

Marguerite Bennett — Animosity, InSEXts

Steven T. Seagle — It's A Bird, Big Hero 6

Liz Prince — Tomboy: a graphic memoir, Alone Forever

Tamra Bonvillain — Doom Patrol, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur

Matt Wagner — Grendel

Corinna Bechko — Star Wars, Invisible Republic

Megan Hutchison — Rockstars

Casey Gilly — The Skeptics

Tyler Crook — Harrow County

Kelly Fitzpatrick — Shade, the Changing Girl, Josie and the Pussycats

We hope everyone has a magnifique ECCC!

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Thanks to you, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is FULLY FUNDED and reaching for STRETCH GOALS! Over the course of this campaign we'll take you behind the scenes and reveal the magnificent female subjects and talented creative teams who will bring the stories of these women to life on the comic-book page.

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER was an African American science fiction writer and multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship. Her work has been associated with the genre of Afrofuturism, a term that describes speculative fiction that treats African-American themes and concerns in the context of 20th-century technoculture.

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MEET THE WRITER

CHE GRAYSON is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and comic book creator. As an MFA thesis student at New York University’s graduate film program, Che has written, directed and produced several short films and has worked under the mentorship of Spike Lee and Kasi Lemmons. She is also the creator and writer of a comic book series called Rigamo, about a young girl who discovers that her tears bring people back to life. Che is a former TED Resident, and did a TED talk about superheroes, “The Superhero We Need." She is currently in development for her feature film debut, Red Bones. 

Che Grayson and her comic Rigamo. Art by Sharon De La Cruz
Che Grayson and her comic Rigamo. Art by Sharon De La Cruz

QUICK Q & A

Q: Favorite novel, album, film & comic you can't live without?

A: Novel: Harry Potter Series 

A: Album: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

A: Film: Alien

A: Comic: Sweet Tooth

Q: I collect... 

A: Black action figures from every film, tv show, book and video game that I can find. From Lieutenant Uhura (Star Trek) and Michonne (Walking Dead) to Gus Fring (Breaking Bad) and Martha Jones (Doctor Who).

Q: Who wins in a fight, Godzilla or King Kong?

A: Godzilla, 100%!!

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MEET THE ARTIST

JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER's work has been the subject of a number of solo exhibitions, including the Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA, and 101/exhibit.  In 2009 his portrait hung in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.  His work is collected both in the US and abroad.

Alexander has also worked over 20 years as an illustrator and comic book creator. He has earned 2 Eisner award nominations and the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He has co-created and provided art for titles at DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Marvel, Dyanmite, Oni Press, and Boom Studios. He has also supplied art and storyboards for independent and short films, as well as motion comics for films like Pan’s Labyrinth and Predators.

Jason Shaun Alexander and his cover art for Empty Zone #1 from Image Comics.
Jason Shaun Alexander and his cover art for Empty Zone #1 from Image Comics.

QUICK Q & A

Q: Comics inspire me...

A: Because I have always believed they are close to a perfect visual storytelling medium.

Q: Trouble and desire...

A: Could be the name of my autobiography.

Q: Who wins in a fight, Godzilla or King Kong?

A: King Kong spawned my lifelong love of gorillas. Though the odds are in Godzilla’s favor, I think Kong could totally “Rocky” that shit.

Q: You and a bottle of $$$ champagne are joined by 2 famous writers or artists (living or dead) for a picnic. Who's in attendance and what does she/he bring?

A: Cormac McCarthy brings whisky. Stephen King brings hoagies.

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