New Tumblr: Ladies in Comic Book Stores

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!

About Daniella Orihuela-Gruber

Daniella is a freelance manga editor and blogger. She likes collecting out of print manga and playing with her puppy. Yes, someone got her a puppy already.
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4 Responses to New Tumblr: Ladies in Comic Book Stores

  1. Apple says:

    Hey! Just found out about this, wanted to pop in and just let you know how grateful I am that you’re doing this project, and that I’m following the tumblr. It’s awesome, and I’m so excited and grateful that you’re providing visibility for female fans of comics! It’s going to help, we absolutely need things like this.

    I’ll submit to it too; I’ll be making a trip to my local shop next week (Floating World Comics) and I’ll see if there are other people there who want to contribute 😀

  2. animemiz says:

    Wow.. finally getting the opportunity to catch up with your blog. Hehe.. I also recently dusted off my Tumblr account.. soo you’re taking submissions for females working or purchasing in the comic industry.. I’ll try to submit things I see from NYC. ^_^

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