|About the Women In Comics Wiki|
Welcome to the Women in Comics Wiki! We aim to be the leading source of information on women in all comics forms and all creative roles throughout history. Join us in building and growing this wiki! Click the edit button at the top of any page to get started, or explore these categories:
Why Have This Wiki?
Comics have long been a male-dominated field, but they have never been exclusively male. Female creators have been around since the beginning, as writers, artists, editors, even owners of comic book publishers. Women are still growing in prominence in today's market, though they're still in the minority. We wanted an area independent of any other wiki or database to really focus on women's contributions to comics. In addition, we recognize that not all creators are "notable" by the Other Wiki's standards, and this is a place where they can be included regardless.
What to Include?
Everything involving female creators and comics, from all over the world and throughout history. Every creative role—writers, pencillers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and editors; every comics form—comic books/graphic novels, manga, newspaper strips, webcomics. It all belongs here. Also, this wiki is trans and non-binary inclusive, regardless of a creator's gender assignment at birth. While the general goal is to showcase people who, at any point in their life, have been subject to a lack of perceived-male privilege, we're not out to police anybody's identity. If you think you belong on this wiki, then you do.
What to Do?
Everything. Add pages about your favorite creators. Record the history of women in comic books, comic strips, gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, or manga. Make a page about women comics creators from your country. Visit the Stubs category and see which articles need help. Consult the Grand Comics Database, Lambiek Comiclopedia, Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999, ComicBookDB, and the Women Who Draw database for ideas and research. Please check out the rules and style guide before you get started.
Note to Creators
First of all, welcome! We wouldn't be here without you! Since this wiki is an ongoing process you may or may not yet have a page on here. While we do not have any set policy on people adding or editing their own page, we do ask that if you do, please be reasonably objective. The Internet offers many places where shameless self-promotion is encouraged or even the point, but this isn't meant to be one of them. Just be aware that over-the-top self-promotion may be removed and multiple offenses may result in your account/IP getting banned. If you don't think you can be objective, and you can't get someone else to do it for you, you can fill out this form. (All fields except Professional Name and Notable Works are optional, so don't feel obligated or daunted by all the questions.)
Today's Creator Milestones
- The Wall O' Shame - Important creators who need pages, or their pages need substantial overhauling.
- Pages Wikipedia Has that We Don't - What it says on the tin.