On the Latest Controversy Sweeping the Comics World

Let’s be conservative. Say that a lifetime achievement award can only be awarded to a creator with more than twenty-five years of work in the industry. Say further that this twenty-five-year limit extends from their date of first professional publication–no fanac. Would it make sense for a list of nominees, even in a historically male-dominated field such as comics, to completely exclude women?

So, in the interest of showing up the Angoulême Grand Prix jury, I have compiled a list of women who I would hypothetically nominate for such an award:

  • Rumiko Takahashi
  • Ann Nocenti
  • Colleen Doran
  • Wendy Pini
  • Carla Speed McNeil
  • Kaoru Mori
  • Louise Simonson
  • Marie Severin
  • Francoise Mouly
  • Trina Robbins
  • Cat Yronwode
  • Jill Thompson
  • Marjane Satrapi
  • Aline Kominski-Crumb
  • Ramona Fradon
  • Alison Bechdel
  • Amanda Conner
  • Roberta Gregory
  • Julie Doucet
  • Lynda Barry
  • And a heck of a lot of others I can’t come up with at the moment. Chime in with your picks.

[For context.]

[Image from Dimension 13; art by Trina Robbins]

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