Hardcore Lady Types is an article series focused on female-fronted comics and highlighting female creators, giving them more spotlight time.
Sooo, the new Lumberjanes came out this week. And I tried to talk myself out of writing about this issue cause I don’t want to make this the Lumberjanes blog (I kinda do though). Buuut, then I saw what the new issue had to offer… 8 different female artists, then co-written by 2 awesome women as well as all lady types doing colors, letters, covers, etc! Holy Junk! That’s a lot of awesome lady types in one issue. Sooo, as you can see I just had to write about this issue.
Below I will highlight each woman and show some of their other awesome projects. I would put photos of the issue, but then I’d spoil all the fun! So let’s begin!
This Week In Comics:
This week’s issue is, as you may have guessed, an anthology. The girls are sitting around the campfire telling scary stories to one another. This issue is written by 2 hardcore lady-types:
Written By: Noelle Stevenson:
She is currently working on a comics series called NIMONA (pictured below), which is scheduled to be published middle of next year (fingers crossed it’ll be available for us to order). Find Noelle Stevenson on Tumblr & Twitter!
Written By: Shannon Watters:
She is a BOOM! Studios Editor and all around saucy dame, so says her tumblr. She posts all kinds of lovely things so be sure to follow her.
Below you can learn a little more about each fabulous hardcore lady-type artist and check out their other projects:
Cover Artist: Chynna Clugston Flores
You may know her from Blue Monday, a comic about a girl named Bleu and her friends set in the early 90’s. I’ve linked to her sketch blog (click her name to go to the page). Go check it out!
Illustrated by: Brittney Williams
Brittney Williams does the framing sequence of Lumberjanes #9. Ms. Williams also makes awesome scenes like this (below) for the Daily Planet Files, which really. needs. to be. a published. comic.
Colors by: Maarta Laiho
She also makes character concepts like the Jackalope below. Check out her beautiful Kaiju and other great art on her name linked above.
Letters by: Aubrey Aiese
Aubrey Aiese has done lettering for many BOOM! titles. Also she does an A-mazing Weird Al Cosplay seen HERE. So, Winning…
Campfire Stories by:
Aimee Fleck – She is body-image positive, into fashion, feminism, and science fiction. She’s pretty awesome to say the least. Give a look-see at her rad society6 shop. If you are a feminist you’ll love the T-shirts (add winky face here).
Faith Erin Hicks – C’mon ya’ll. She’s super fly. We’ve carried some of her published work including Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Last of Us and Friends With Boys.
Felicia Choo – Choo’s artwork is really interesting. I highly recommend looking through her site. She’s even got a rad Adventure Time piece.
T. Zysk – T. Zysk has done some Bee & Puppycat work, Check out zee art blog to see more. Be warned thar be gay tentacle things in thar! (I know that for some of you that only makes you more interested)
For the Honor of Greyskull!