Happy 2012, everyone!
Instead of writing to you about manga, for the first post of the new year, I went and started a new blog on a different platform: Ladies in Comic Book Stores.
Don’t worry, All About Manga isn’t going anywhere. I just felt I had to start this tumblr blog in order to truly chronicle the impact of this proposition I made a few weeks ago. (And activism is always a feel-good way to start a new year.) The fact that some guys in fandom, especially some guys who make important decisions when it comes to the contents of comics, see women as an insubstantial part of the fandom kind of pisses me off. So, I wanted to put a face to the ladies and I wanted to show off just what they bought.
Only my picture’s up there at the moment, but over the next few days I’ll be posting the initial snaps I took at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this past Wednesday.
If you’d like to submit a pictures of women buying comics -or women working in comic book stores- and their purchases, here are the submission guidelines.
Thanks for your continued support!