We’re doing another round of #VisibleWomen on Monday, March 29, 2021. Just like last time, we’re accepting submissions of women* colorists, letterers, inkers and writers as well as artists.
So you have time to prepare, it works like this:
Tweet your portfolio link(s) in the appropriate format below with the hashtag #VisibleWomen *any time on March 29th.*
We will signal boost the tweet AND add your info to our #VisibleWomen spreadsheet, which is available free of charge to any hiring professional in the comic book industry.
The goals of the initiative are to raise the visibility of women in our industry and to get you work.
Here are some templates for tweets that will be easy for us to put in our spreadsheet.
IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST: I’m [your professional name – even if it matches your Twitter handle], I DRAW [a couple words about style or titles of works you’ve done] & my portfolio is at [link/links]. I also [color/letter/flat/write]. #VisibleWomen
IF YOU ARE A LETTERER: I’m [your professional name – even if it matches your Twitter handle], I LETTER[ED] [title of book(s)]. Resumé & work samples are online at [link/links]. #VisibleWomen
IF YOU ARE A COLORIST: I’m [your professional name – even if it matches your Twitter handle], I COLOR[ED] [title of book(s)]. Resumé & work samples are online at [link/links]. [I also flat for other colorists.] #VisibleWomen
IF YOU ARE AN INKER: I’m [your professional name – even if it matches your Twitter handle], I INK[ED] [title of book(s)]. Resumé & work samples are online at [link/links]. [I also pencil.] #VisibleWomen
IF YOU ARE A WRITER: I’m [your professional name – even if it matches your Twitter handle], I WRITE [title of book(s)], which is available online at [link/links]. [My resumé with more of my work is LINK.] #VisibleWomen
280 characters is not a lot, so if you can include a word or two about your style, GREAT! If not, give us enough to get us started. Additionally, to ease sorting/searching, please write your discipline (I DRAW/LETTER/COLOR/INK/WRITE) in ALL CAPS in your post.
If you just want the signal boost for readers or visibility, you can play looser with the format. For instance, “My name is [name], I’m the cartoonist behind the webcomic [name and link]. We’re a [mecha/horror/romance] – check us out! #VisibleWomen”
IMPORTANT: SELF SUBMISSIONS ONLY. It’s GREAT that you want to support your friends, but do not submit for them. We don’t want to risk signal-boosting someone who does not yet feel ready. Cool? Cool.
Join us on Twitter on March 29, 2021.
* #VisibleWomen is intended to raise the profiles of women** comic creators. We welcome (and have always welcomed) non-binary creators, but understand and respect that NB creators may not be comfortable under this banner and may prefer to participate in other visibility initiatives, which we will happily signal-boost.
** Because we’ve gotten the question every time we’ve done this, yes, trans women are welcome. It’s right there in the title, “VisibleWomen.” Trans women are women. We also welcome short women and tall women, old and young, grumpy and agreeable.
Artwork by Alissa Sallah.Back to Calendar