Welcome to my first post here. Some of you may know me, some not at all. My name is Nicole and I work here at Comics Dungeon. I’ve been a staff member for over 3 years. It’s been a joy expanding my range of comics and constantly discovering new things! I love female-centric and humorous comics. Getting kids excited about comics is my jam.
This article series is focused on female-fronted comics and highlighting female creators worth getting more spotlight time. I’ll also note when something is kid-friendly so all ya’ll can share the joy with the young crowd. So, let’s begin!
This Week In Comics:
Frank Cho’s Hardcover of Drawing Beautiful Women
Why I Recommend This: I love the authentic way Cho draws women. While they are undoubtably a specific frame of woman, they are extraordinarily beautiful. There’s no missing internal organs to make that waist-line so slim it might as well be a tube sock stuffed with fluff, breasts are prone to gravity like everything else in this world, and he’s just a dang good artist.
Besides looking at his awesome artistic abilities, this book offers tips that everyone should take on in drawing anatomically-correct bodies in various poses (again, using gravity).
If you are remotely interested in figure drawing, honing your craft or straight up just like looking at beautiful women I HIGHLY recommend this book!
Kid Friendly This Week:
Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #2
Why I Recommend This: A simple story well done. The first issue was really solid, it established the characters, set the scene and had a fulfilling start to the story arc leaving me curious about what was to come.
The premise: A 10-year old girl and her mother are celebrating Christmas after her parents separate. A mysterious present arrives at their doorstep containing an old empty wooden chest that starts asking Penny what she wants to wish for…
This second issue gets into the wishes and hints at the trouble that is about to unfold. It keeps the strength of the first one and has me still wanting more.
It’s a five issue series. I recommend picking this up or look out for the trade down the road (not offered in Previews yet…).
Women of the Industry:
Just because my article series is named after her comic I must start the spotlight off with Brooke A. Allen, the artist behind the beloved, internet sensation and kick-ass comic LUMBERJANES! She’s one of the awesome ladies that have made Lumberjanes so enjoyable and has contributed to the internet exploding over it. If you haven’t already, pick up some issues of Lumberjanes from us already!! I will be posting when a collection becomes available so look out for that too.
She has recently released her very own graphic novel A Home For Mr. Easter about a misfit high school girl who happens across the Easter Bunny and decides she is the one who will bring him back to his rightful home. But then, folks find out and it becomes a mad dash to save him from their own agenda.
Let us know if you are interested in picking up any of the comics listed above. You can always do orders through our store by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our webform!