12 8 / 2013

idwcomics:

Assorted Pages and Pinups from Womanthology, a collection featuring the awesome work of women in comics! Contributions by Ming Doyle Jordie BellaireMegan Lavey-Heaton & Isabelle MelanconLois Van BaarleBarbara Randall Kesel & Cat Staggs, Jody HouserAdriana Blake & Fiona StaplesAshley KeeneTatiana ChristianAndrea Agostini, Bettie Breitwieser & Rachel Deering, Jenn Corella & Chrissie Zullo

Very happy to see a page from Everwell up there! Fiona and Adriana were a blast to work with (same for editor Mariah Huehner) and everything went super smooth considering that both artists drew panels on every page.

If you haven’t yet read Womanthology: Heroic, you can still find it in some local comic shops and on Amazon.

08 1 / 2013

Comic Book Resources has a preview for tomorrow’s issue of Womanthology: Space. The preview include the ENTIRE story I wrote for the issue, with art by Sally Thompson and Kathryn Layno.

Funny thing. The story I wrote features a female thief as one of the two characters. When the Preview solicit came out, I found out that I was in the same issue as the writer of one of my favorite Catwoman runs, Devin Grayson. Awesome? Awkward? I can’t decide, but leaning towards the former.

15 11 / 2012

Solicit for Womanthology: Space #4 in this month’s Previews. Includes a story written by yours truly with art by Sally Jane Thompson and Kathryn Layno. The issue will be in stores in January!
It’s crazy seeing your name in a Previews solicit for the first time, right next to the writer of one of your favorite runs of your favorite character. Feeling a tad verklempt.

Solicit for Womanthology: Space #4 in this month’s Previews. Includes a story written by yours truly with art by Sally Jane Thompson and Kathryn Layno. The issue will be in stores in January!

It’s crazy seeing your name in a Previews solicit for the first time, right next to the writer of one of your favorite runs of your favorite character. Feeling a tad verklempt.

24 10 / 2012

adorkablegrrl:

If you haven’t checked out Jody’s story in Womanthology: Heroic you should! It’s one of my favorites, completely charming, it’ll leave your heart feeling happy and your eyes feeling misty. =) Follow Jody on Twitter @Jody_Houser and check out her website!

Plus my comic picks for new comic Wednesday, 10/24!!

I had fun recording this with Kate, and not just because she said nice things about “Everwell” :). Thanks for being so patient with my mic issues!

22 10 / 2012

rachelpandich:

Part 2 of the Womanthology panel at NYCC 2012!

And here’s the bulk of the panel. Some great questions from the crowd.

22 10 / 2012

rachelpandich:

Part 1 of the Womanthology panel at NYCC 2012!

I was a last-minute addition to this panel. We had a really great audience. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

09 10 / 2012

Less than 15 hours left on the auction for the signed Womanthology to help Renae De Liz. Please bid, reblog, and share the link around!

rachelpandich:

Hey everyone. If any of you have been following the going ons with Womanthology you might know that the woman that made it happen, Renae De Liz, almost died of sepsis last spring. Like most artists she does not have health insurance and now has a hefty hospital bill. There is currently an Ebay auction going on for a numbered and signed copy of the hardcover Womanthology: Heroic to help pay for the medical bills. Thanks everyone!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/180987547223?item=180987547223&ViewItem= 

03 10 / 2012

Renae De Liz, the founder of Womanthology, was hospitalized earlier this year with a very serious illness (you can read more info on her husband’s blog here). Since last spring, Renae has volunteered endless hours in support of Womanthology, all on top of being a working comic book artist and a mother of two.
It’s not hyperbole to say that Womanthology has changed lives. Several of the creators involved in the project wanted to do something to help Renae and her family with their medical bills, which are all too often devastating for freelance comic creators.
Nineteen of us signed a limited numbered copy of Womanthology: Heroic, which is currently for sale on eBay. Please reblog, share the link around, etc.
The ladies whose signatures grace this volume include Mariah Huehner, Bonnie Burton, Gail Simone, Barbara Randall Kesel, Jody Houser, Anya Martin, Amanda Deibert, Ma’at Crook, Trina Robbins, Renae De Liz, Camilla D’Erico, Cat Staggs, Mary Bellamy, Mado Pena, Janet Lee, Jolene Houser, Kimberly De Liz, Kelly Turnbull and Jean Kang.Many thanks to Jean for donating the book and getting all of the signatures!

Renae De Liz, the founder of Womanthology, was hospitalized earlier this year with a very serious illness (you can read more info on her husband’s blog here). Since last spring, Renae has volunteered endless hours in support of Womanthology, all on top of being a working comic book artist and a mother of two.

It’s not hyperbole to say that Womanthology has changed lives. Several of the creators involved in the project wanted to do something to help Renae and her family with their medical bills, which are all too often devastating for freelance comic creators.

Nineteen of us signed a limited numbered copy of Womanthology: Heroic, which is currently for sale on eBay. Please reblog, share the link around, etc.

The ladies whose signatures grace this volume include Mariah Huehner, Bonnie Burton, Gail Simone, Barbara Randall Kesel, Jody Houser, Anya Martin, Amanda Deibert, Ma’at Crook, Trina Robbins, Renae De Liz, Camilla D’Erico, Cat Staggs, Mary Bellamy, Mado Pena, Janet Lee, Jolene Houser, Kimberly De Liz, Kelly Turnbull and Jean Kang.

Many thanks to Jean for donating the book and getting all of the signatures!

08 7 / 2012

Only a few days until San Diego Comic-Con. I’m very excited to be one of the panelists for Womanthology! The panel is Thursday 4pm-5pm, room 25ABC. I’ll also be at the Womanthology signing at the IDW booth (#2643), Friday 10am-11am. I should be pulling in some shifts at the Womanthology tables in Artist Alley (BB-09 and BB-10). I’ll tweet the times when I know for sure.

29 6 / 2012

womanthology:

Womanthology SPACE ad from previews.

10 6 / 2012

Comic artist and Womanthology artist Renae De Liz is currently in the hospital recovering from a very serious illness. You can read more details on her husband Ray Dillon’s blog, as well as information on how you can help. Like many freelance comic creators, they’re facing significant medical expenses without the benefit of health insurance.
Renae is one of the sweetest and most unassuming people I’ve met in comics. She donated an immense amount of time and energy to making Womanthology happen. She did this amazing Catwoman sketch at a late-night Womanthology drawing session on the Sunday after WonderCon (what I drew for her in return was your typical sketch-by-a-writer, but she was very kind about it).
There is also a thread on the Womanthology forum about ways to help Renae for anyone who wants to join in the conversation.

Comic artist and Womanthology artist Renae De Liz is currently in the hospital recovering from a very serious illness. You can read more details on her husband Ray Dillon’s blog, as well as information on how you can help. Like many freelance comic creators, they’re facing significant medical expenses without the benefit of health insurance.

Renae is one of the sweetest and most unassuming people I’ve met in comics. She donated an immense amount of time and energy to making Womanthology happen. She did this amazing Catwoman sketch at a late-night Womanthology drawing session on the Sunday after WonderCon (what I drew for her in return was your typical sketch-by-a-writer, but she was very kind about it).

There is also a thread on the Womanthology forum about ways to help Renae for anyone who wants to join in the conversation.

21 3 / 2012

I did a few interviews recently for Womanthology: Heroic. It was a bit weird, and it’s weirder still seeing my name pop up on Twitter along with links to hear me rambling. But here are the links for anyone interested:

Jody Houser Talks Womanthology With Fanboy Comics - The title sums it up pretty well. This was a video (awkward!) interview I did the week before WonderCon at Emerald Knights to help promote their Womanthology signing on March 25th.

Fandom Planet 40 “We Wander Wondercon” - During WonderCon, I did an impromtu interview with Fandom Planet while sitting at the Womanthology table. You can hear it about 17 minutes into the podcast.

I think I sound a lot more comfortable during the audio-only interview, but some of that may have been the people high I got from sitting at the Womanthology table at Artist Alley. There were so many people who came up to say how much the project meant to them. I hadn’t really expected that. It was incredibly moving to see so much support for Womanthology, especially with the announcement that it’s going to be an ongoing.

14 3 / 2012

Today at my local comic shop (House of Secrets in Burbank), I watched a six-year-old girl page through every single comic in Womanthology: Heroic.  I may have gotten a bit choked up. Isn’t this exactly who Womanthology was made for?

Shown in the photos are stories by Renae De Liz; Kate Leth; Gail Simone and Jean Kang; and myself, Fiona Staples and Adriana Blake. Reading through with her was Amy Dallen, House of Secrets employee and one of the Womanthology Kickstarter backers.

14 3 / 2012

gailsimone:

A while back, I asked for creators who identified as LGBTQ to announce themselves and promote their work in a massive thread right here on Tumblr. It got hundreds of responses and tons of links to some incredibly wonderful work, most of which has not yet received the exposure it deserves, quite a…

My name is Jody Houser and I’m a writer focusing on comics and screenwriting. I’ve written comics for several anthologies (including Womanthology) and have created webcomics since 2006. I’m also scripting some longer creator-owned projects. There’s more info and links at my website, MindEclipse.com.

12 3 / 2012

You also need to buy this. And not just because I wrote a story in it (although that’s also an excellent reason).
ladiesmakingcomics:

Market Monday
Womanthology: Heroic HC

Womanthology is a large-scale anthology showcasing the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, from young girls who love to create comics all the way up to top industry professionals. All of the short stories will center around our theme for this volume; Heroic. There will also be features, such as Professional How-Tos, a Kids/Teens section showcasing their works and giving tips, as well as a section dedicated to some Iconic female comic creators of the past, such as Nell Brinkley, and much more. Profits of this book will go towards the Charities of GlobalGiving.org.

You also need to buy this. And not just because I wrote a story in it (although that’s also an excellent reason).

ladiesmakingcomics:

Market Monday

Womanthology: Heroic HC

Womanthology is a large-scale anthology showcasing the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, from young girls who love to create comics all the way up to top industry professionals. All of the short stories will center around our theme for this volume; Heroic. There will also be features, such as Professional How-Tos, a Kids/Teens section showcasing their works and giving tips, as well as a section dedicated to some Iconic female comic creators of the past, such as Nell Brinkley, and much more. Profits of this book will go towards the Charities of GlobalGiving.org.