Lea Hernandez’s Girlamatic Flashback Mini

Lea Hernandez has posted a promotional minicomic she drew and Gail Simone wrote back in 2004 to promote Girlamatic.com. (One of Joey Manley’s webcomic subscription sites. Remember those? Modern Tales? And the now-deserted ComicSpace? Ah, webcomic cutting edge 10 years ago. Anyway, Girlamatic is now free and run by Diana McQueen.) The comic is hosted by Charity, one of the Killer Princesses, sorority sister assassins in a graphic novel the two did together, and it has the same frankness the GN does.

Charity by Lea Hernandez

Lea asks, “how much have the attitudes about female creators and female-friendly comics changed or not changed?” The answer is sadly obvious, but there is at least one big positive change: There are now many more female voices that are recognized and listened to when the stupid regressive attitudes poke their heads out of their caves.

2 Responses to “Lea Hernandez’s Girlamatic Flashback Mini”

  1. Dwight Williams Says:

    Two points:

    1) Good to see Lea sticking with it over the long haul. This will, I still think, be good for the artform and the industry.

    2) Thanks for reminding me re: Comicspace. I keep meaning to check in on my “holdings” there, such as they are these days.

  2. RIP, Joey Manley » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] Earlier this year, Shaenon Garrity wrote a remembrance of how game-changing Manley’s work was for the business. It created a subscription model that actually, for a bit, made webcomic creators some money by grouping them together in loose themes and charging one monthly price. One high point for me was Girlamatic, which focused on strips “by and of interest to women“. […]




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