Today’s Happy Hour is devoted to International Women’s Day. And what better way to celebrate than with over 100 writers & artists and their top 50 female icons! Here’s to the creative teams and everyone who has supported us by purchasing a copy for their bedroom, library or boardroom.  These are stories you haven’t heard about women from history and here and now that were created to educate and empower.

What started out as a Kickstarter passion project among three colleagues (Brian and Kristy Miller of Hi-Fi Colour Design and yours truly) to pivot from the online vitriol within the comic book community after the 2016 US Presidential election blossomed into an international event.  

Here’s a look at our humble, badass FEMME MAGNIFIQUE paperback by the numbers:

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years since we originally Kickstarted FEMME MAGNIFIQUE on Valentine’s Day, 2017. We were funded in a matter of days thanks to the generosity of thousands of backers.

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our creators hail from 14 countries across 6 continents!

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Later this month, we’re pleased to release FEMME MAGNIFIQUE: 10 Magnificent Women Who Changed The World, a sampler of 10 stories from the original collection. Find out more info here:

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stories about female trailblazers in pop, politics, art & science!

KATE BUSH + MARY ANNING + SYLVIA EARLE + HILLARY CLINTON + NELLIE BLY + MARGARET HAMILTON + PEGGY GUGGENHEIM + BJORK + MARGARET SANGER + HATSHEPSUT + SHIRLEY JACKSON + SALLY RIDE + AGNESS UNDERWOOD + ELLEN STEWART + DALE MESSICK + KAT BLAQUE + URSULA K. LE GUIN + ABBI JACOBSON/ILANA GLAZER + MARGERY BOOTH + MISTY COPELAND + AIDA PAGE + BETH DITTO + ADA LOVELACE + MARY BLAIR + ROSALIND FRANKLIN + LAURIE ANDERSON + JUDITH + ELIZABETH CHOY + CARRIE FISHER + SHIRLEY CHISHOLM + BRENDA FASSIE + DIANE DI PRIMA + ELLEN ARMSTRONG + MARLO THOMAS + LOUISE FITZHUGH + MARIA BONITA + ANONYMOUS + MARGARET ATWOOD + ROZ KAVENEY + MICHELLE OBAMA + HEDY LAMARR + JUDY BLUME + RUTH KLUGER + KRISTY MILLER + OCTAVIA BUTLER + ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI + JOAN OF ARC + RUMIKO TAKAHASHI +CINDY WHITEHEAD + HARRIET TUBMAN

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creatives joined forces to produce the original FEMME MAGNIFIQUE volume.

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pages in the paperback which includes bonus material!

amazon.com softcover edition for $20 complete with an editor’s behind-the-scenes and bonus material:

our website store includes a preview of the book:

THIS JUST IN!

Congrats to this week’s FEMME MAGNNIFIQUE paperback winner, @FellBeastIM 

See you next week in Seattle! If you’re in the Emerald City please join us for our panel where we’ll have FEMME MAGNIFIQUE creatives Kelly Sue DeConnick, Magdalene Vissagio, Alison Sampson, Tamra Bonvillain and many more. Giveaways! Art Reveals! And the next project will be announced! Don’t miss it!

https://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Explore/Schedules/Event-Information/?gtID=526733&panel-name=Black-Crown-The-Ruling-Class-Revolution