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Sequart Organization and Respect! Films announce the DVD release of their latest documentary, She Makes Comics, a film spanning the history of women in comics as creators, fans, and everything in between. She Makes Comics tells the little-known story of women in comics, highlighting women’s contributions to the medium since the early 20th century. See interviews with prominent figures like historian Trina Robbins, underground comics creator Joyce Farmer, former DC Comics publisher Jenette Kahn, DC / Vertigo founder Karen Berger, Elfquest creator Wendi Pini, Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, and dozens of others.
The documentary is available to order on DVD and as a digital download at SheMakesComics.com.
Director: Marisa Stotter. Producers: Patrick Meaney and Jordan Rennert of Respect! Films. Executive Producers: Sequart’s Julian Darius and Mike Phillips, and Columbia University comics librarian Karen Green.
Here’s what people are saying about She Makes Comics:
“Entertaining, informative, and inspiring. Plant[s] a flag in the ground to let everyone know that things are, thankfully, changing. The real success of the film is not simply describing or complaining about the problem, but addressing it head on and reinforcing the dedication with which they view comics; that comics are worth fighting this battle for. Drips with passion for the comic book medium and for the fight against the sad realities that have plagued women in the industry for decades.” — Cliff Wheatley, IGN
“An uplifting and informative celebration of women in comics.” — Hugh Armitage, Digital Spy
“I was so inspired and impressed by all of those amazing women.” — Shona O’Flaherty, Is It A Bicycle?
“It’s still blowing my mind… Mesmerizing.” — Verushka Byrow, Pop.Edit.Lit
“A true celebration of the medium. I watched this with my girlfriend, also a comic book fan, and we were high-fiving throughout! We need more movies like She Makes Comics!” — Clay N. Ferno, Forces of Geek
“I can’t stress enough how important it is that you see this film, and more than that, that you take its message with you after the credits roll. She Makes Comics lets any woman watching know that she too is accepted, that she is welcome here. A moving, poignant film that reveals a hidden history of comics… 10/10.” — Timothy Merritt, Coming Up Comics