- Posted by Johanna on May 1, 2006 at 11:14 pm
- Category: Comic News
Lea Hernandez has some of the best righteous anger in the industry. This time, she’s taking on the San Diego Con.
Got my pro reg pack for Comic Con International today. It is already binned, as I haven’t changed my plans to not go this year. But there’d be another reason; it’s repellent…. There is not ONE FEMALE SPECIAL GUEST this year. NOT ONE. Not even the token female they usually have. … One of them, Brian Fries, is a guest on the strength of his first work, Mom’s Cancer. I’m not missing the irony that a man making a comic about the near-death of inarguably the most important woman in his life is invited, and there’s not a single woman making comics who is. It’s not lost on me, either, that three of the male guests, Brian Fries, James Kolchaka, and Roger Langridge, make webcomics, which previously could not even be invited to draw a dogfight.
Lots more in the link, including a few of Lea’s suggestions as to who she’d like to see invited, avoiding a pet peeve of mine. Pointing out the lack of women on award nomination and guest lists is easy — pointing out who should have been included is harder, but needs to be done to avoid counting quotas.