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    Default Landmark comics by female creators

    The month devoted to "Women's History" is almost over, but I decided to assemble a shortlist-- aided by various Trina Robbins works-- as to some of the early (up to 1980) landmark comics-creations of female creators, whether alone or in collaboration with male creators: This is not an all-inclusive list: just a snapshot of the more notable accomplishments.

    1909-- Rose O'Neill creates a somewhat intermittent series of cartoons and/or comic strips called THE KEWPIES, which become a marketing sensation in the early 20th century.

    1934-- Martha Orr creates a soap-opera strip, APPLE MARY, that is revamped into the better known MARY WORTH by other hands later on.

    1935-- "Marge" creates LITTLE LULU as a one-panel strip, though the character becomes more famous through cartoons and comic book incarnations.

    1940-- Dale Messick creates the comic strip BRENDA STARR

    1941-- Tarpe Mills creates a female superheroine in MISS FURY.

    1965-- Ramona Fradon collaborates on DC's METAMORPHO

    1972-- Marie Severin and Linda Fite collaborate briefly on the short-lived THE CLAWS OF THE CAT from Marvel Comics.

    also in 1972, Trina Robbins edited and contributed to the underground WIMMEN'S COMICS

    1978-- Wendy Pini's co-creation ELFQUEST debuts.

    also 1978-- Rumiko Takahashi debuts her break-out comic URUSEI YATSURA

    There are various other works by female creators, but these seem to be the standouts prior to 1980, though I admit to knowing little about the European scene.

    Any additions?
    Last edited by ouroboros; 03-28-2017 at 02:57 PM.

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    Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles - 1972


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    Glynis Wein's work as colorist for Marvel.

    Shary Flenniken for Trots and Bonnie and other underground comics.

    Cathy Guisewite for Cathy

    Dale Messick for Branda Starr

    Louise Jones/Simonson for editing writing for Marvel




    ...this would be easier if we could include the 80's LOL

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    I believe longest running shoujo manga:

    1976 - Glass Mask by MIUCHI Suzue

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    CLAMP, the prolific group of manga-ka who created great works such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, Chobits and X, among other titles, all of which were made into anime series.
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    Wimmen's Comix
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    Toodles and the Unfortunate Strawberry Tart (May 3, 1903). Art by Grace Drayton.


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    1979 - Ramona Fradon co-creates Beatriz da Costa for Super Friends #25, who would later become Fire.




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    2007-- Kaworu Watashiya created a manga called Kodomo no Jikan.

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    Colleen Doran created her comic book series, A Distant Soil, at age twelve. The series started publication in fanzines in 1979. She is a pioneer in self publishing comics and has also worked for Marvel and DC.
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    Ann Nocenti (co-creator) wrote the first appearance of...

    Typhoid Mary

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    Wendy Pini with her husband Richard self published Elfquest in 1978 and helped pioneer the direct sales market


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    Marie Severin artist


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    Worth mentioning....
    Pulp cover artist Margaret Brundage



    and Gloria Stoll Karn


    Editor of Weird Tales Dorothy McIlwraith
    and list of women authors https://tellersofweirdtales.blogspot...ird-tales.html

    as well as Wonder Woman Associate Editor Alice Marble
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    Created and written by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani.
    (artwork Sergio Zaniboni)


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