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Ground RulesEdit

  1. Wheaton's Law: Don't Be A Dick!
  2. We're about women/female-identified creators. Men can be mentioned insofar as they are directly relevant to a woman's life/career.
  3. Let me repeat that bit about female-identified creators. There is a zero-tolerance policy for trans-bigotry. The creator's preferred pronouns are to be used at all times.
  4. Original research is welcome; actual conversations with creators/associates/historians should be cited as "Personal Correspondence with (username).
  5. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you're not sure about something!

More Specific RulesEdit

  1. Our purpose is tied to the respect of women creators. Therefore, living creators have the right to request the removal of any information for any reason, and expect it will remain excised. Such information currently includes:

Basic Style GuideEdit

Creator's pages should generally be named after their most common credit name. In general pages will be formatted as below, with modifications where appropriate:

(Creator template; include web presence links) Creator Full Legal Name (birth date - death date), followed by Common Credit Name, followed by a brief introduction of 1-3 sentences, including their most notable credits, other careers, and where appropriate, certain biographical details.

(Heading 2) Life and Career Typically creator biographies will not be so in-depth as to require more than one section, but feel free to break it up into other sections as appropriate. Try to keep it as chronological as possible.

(Heading 2) Bibliography If the list of credits is particularly long, credits should be split by creative role (writer, editor, penciller, etc) via the List template. Otherwise, (Heading 3) will suffice.

(Heading 2) External Links

  • Links to fan sites/interviews
  • Other web presence links that do not fit in any of the given Creator template categories

(Heading 2) Sources

  • Books, websites, etc. come first

followed by the < references/ > tag followed by the Wikipedia template

Add categories based on: Comics Ages in which they worked, Comics fields worked in (e.g. comic books, newspaper strips, manga, etc), Creative roles, Nationalities, Ethnicities, Religion, and Sexual orientation/Gender identity (use the LGBT creators tag for all). If an article is quite short, also include the Stubs tag.

Creator TemplateEdit

The Creator template should include all information asked for in the fields. If no photo is available, enter a placeholder with "Placeholder". Any images just need file name (i.e. Creator.jpg); the template automatically resizes and centers the images in the infobox. For all dates, link to a page for the month and day, then add the information to that page.

Events PagesEdit

If no page for a given date currently exists, create one on a blank page. Organize the page, with the information available, like so:

Births

  • (Year) - [[Creator]]

(Occasionally other dates, such a marriage or character/strip/book debuts will be sufficiently notable to be included)

Deaths

  • (Year) - [[Creator]]

Add to the Events category, and DEFAULTSORT the page based on the month (using 1-9 for January-September, and A-C for October-December). After saving, rename to "Template:Month Day", making sure to leave a redirect behind.

ResourcesEdit

BooksEdit

  • Funny Girls - Cartooning for Equality by Diane Atkinson
  • Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics by Hillary L. Chute
  • Girls and Their Comics: Finding a Female Voice in Comic Book Narrative by Jacqueline Danziger-Russell
  • Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons by Liza Donnelly
  • Pretty in Ink by Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics, 2013)
  • Women and the Comics by Trina Robbins
  • Great Women Cartoonists by Trina Robbins
  • From Girls to Grrrlz: A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines by Trina Robbins
  • Cartooning for Suffrage by Alice Sheppard

DocumentariesEdit

  • Comics Undressed directed by Fran Syass (forthcoming)
  • Funny Ladies directed by Pamela Beere Briggs (1991)
  • She Makes Comics directed by Marisa Stotter (forthcoming)

Individual CreatorsEdit

  • Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking-Glass by Susan E. Kirtley
  • Nell Brinkley and the New Woman in the Early 20th Century by Trina Robbins
  • The Story of Rose O'Neill: An Autobiography by Rose O'Neill
  • Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein

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