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  1. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman Cover Image

    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

    My daughter is awesome. I don't write about her much in this column for reasons mainly relating to her safety and privacy. The last thing I want is for people to judge her in five or six or ten years based on something her mom said about her when she was nine! Nevertheless, I'm about to break my own rule.

    Column Article, The Squeaky Wheel Kyrax2 February 13, 2014
  2. Does DC Care? Cover Image

    Does DC Care?

    I love statistics. So when Tim Hanley started posting his "Women in Comics" statistical analyses of DC and Marvel comics each month, I was fascinated...and curious. Tim's statistics lumped in all of the titles produced by each company each month. I wondered how the numbers would look if they were focused on each company's core products. I'm not familiar enough with Marvel to identify their core titles, but DC is easy: they put the vast majority of their marketing clout into, and receive the vast majority of their sales from "The New 52". I wrote to Tim and he very kindly sent me his raw data, which I then refined by removing non-New 52 titles like Scooby Doo, Ame-Comi Girls and Arrow.The results were interesting...

    Column Article, The Squeaky Wheel Kyrax2 October 7, 2013
  3. An Interview with Trina Robbins, Part 3 of 3 Cover Image

    An Interview with Trina Robbins, Part 3 of 3

    A couple of months ago, Trina Robbins was kind enough to grant me an interview.In this, the third and final part, we'll discuss the influence of modern technology on the comics world, "Friends of Lulu", and the future of the comic book industry.

    Column Article, The Squeaky Wheel Kyrax2 May 22, 2012