Off-Panel: June 12, 2015

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

“It’s getting hot out there, and it’s getting hot in here too! This month’s webcomics are the raunchy kind, so definitely wait for some privacy to enjoy these online options.”

I’m always looking for more webcomics, so I love this list.

“Today, cartoonist Nidhi Chanani announced that her first graphic novel, Pashima, has been picked up by First Second to be released in 2017.  Pashima is the story of a Indian-American girl named Priyanka Das who lives in Orange County and seeks to reconnect with her mother’s Indian roots.  She finds a pashima shawl that whisks her away from America and takes her on a “fantastical journey to understand her heritage – and herself.”  Think 1001 Arabian Nights meets Persepolis.”

The reaction this got from Indian lady Twitter (including myself) is basically proof that there need to be more comics from Indian women.

“The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the 2015 Nebula Awards last night in Chicago, and of the six awards presented, women won five.”



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