Off-Panel: March 10, 2015

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“Illustrators such as Alison Bechdel (a recent MacArthur grant recipient) and Marjane Satrapi are using the medium to tell their own stories — which, of course, can be as powerful as the action-packed pages of more traditional comics and graphic novels. For further girl-centric graphic reading, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites — focusing on those whose work takes on the form of a clear, engaging narrative.”

This list is worth checking out, especially if you’re trying to read more lady creators and non-superhero comics!

“Not only does Star Wars now have canonically female stormtroopers, but Paul Kemp’s upcoming book Lords of the Sith is also about to introduce the first official LGBTQ character to the new canon.”

About damn time, but I’LL TAKE IT.

“As a lifelong geek myself, I know that it can be tough being a woman who identifies as a geek. But we’re definitely not alone!”

A list of books about geeky women throughout history. Comics-adjacent, but still awesome.

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