She Makes Comics traces the fascinating history of women in the comics industry. Despite popular assumptions about the comics world, women have been writing, drawing, and reading comics since the medium’s beginnings in the late 19th century. And today, there are scores of women involved in comics and its vibrant fan culture.
Featuring dozens of interviews with such vital figures as Ramona Fradon, Trina Robbins, Joyce Farmer, Karen Berger, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Becky Cloonan, She Makes Comics is the first film to bring together the most influential women of the comics world.
The documentary has received rave reviews and won Best Documentary at the 2015 Comic-Con International. Here’s just a sample of what the critics are saying:
“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
“I was so inspired and impressed by all of those amazing women.” — Shona O’Flaherty, Is It A Bicycle?
“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