Comics are often considered a boys’ club, with male creators telling the story of male heroes to a male audience. Female fans and creators have been gaining more attention recently, but women have actually been an integral part of the medium since its beginnings.
This film celebrates eighty years of female creators telling amazing stories in comics. From early superhero artists like Ramona Fradon to iconoclastic 60s creators like Joyce Farmer, from 80s innovators like Karen Berger to present day writers like Kelly Sue DeConnick, the film lets female creators tell their stories.
The film won the Best Documentary award at the 2015 Comic-Con International Film Festival. It has been picked up for distribution by XLRator and will be released further in early 2017.
“Entertaining, informative, and inspiring. Plant[s] a flag in the ground to let everyone know that things are, thankfully, changing. The real success of the film is not simply describing or complaining about the problem, but addressing it head on and reinforcing the dedication with which they view comics; that comics are worth fighting this battle for. Drips with passion for the comic book medium and for the fight against the sad realities that have plagued women in the industry for decades.” — Cliff Wheatley, IGN
“I can’t stress enough how important it is that you see this film, and more than that, that you take its message with you after the credits roll. She Makes Comics lets any woman watching know that she too is accepted, that she is welcome here. A moving, poignant film that reveals a hidden history of comics… 10/10.” — Timothy Merritt, Coming Up Comics
“An uplifting and informative celebration of women in comics.” — Hugh Armitage, Digital Spy
“It’s still blowing my mind… Mesmerizing.” — Verushka Byrow, Pop.Edit.Lit
“A true celebration of the medium. I watched this with my girlfriend, also a comic book fan, and we were high-fiving throughout! We need more movies like She Makes Comics!” — Clay N. Ferno, Forces of Geek
Director: Marisa Stotter Director of Photography: Jordan Rennert Producers: Jordan Rennert, Patrick Meaney, Marisa Stotter Executive Producers: Mike Phillips, Julian Darius Editor: Marisa Stotter, Patrick Meaney