What do Women Want? Writing Comics for a Female Audience

If you’re visiting the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Saturday, May 9, I’ll be participating on a panel discussing “What do Women Want?” Writing Comics for a Female Audience”  
4:00pm at the Marriott Bloor-Yorkville
Attendance is free!
What Do Women Want? Writing Comics For A Female Audience
A reprise of one of our most popular panels of 2014! We’ve seen a million panels about “women working in comics”, but what about the women who read them, and targeting women as a consumer base? How does the Female Gaze apply vs. the Male Gaze, what is the power of female fandom in the industry? In this engaging discussion led by Chromatic Press’ Editor Lianne Sentar, journalist Sam Maggs (Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy) and comics creators Sandra Bell-Lundy (Between Friends),  Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy, Batgirl), Svetlana Chmakova (Awkward), and Sydney Padua (Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage) explore what female audiences are looking for, and how creators and publishers can target them with their work.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival!!

 UPDATE: You can purchase my new Between Friends collection, “Death of a Saleswoman” at the Toronto Reference Library Sat. and Sun., May 9-10! I will be happy to doodle and sign!

Find me on the first floor at TABLE 111.  Click here for the map.  Close to Balzac’s Coffee…yay!

TCAF poster


If you’re in Toronto on Saturday, May 10 or Sunday, May 11, come visit the TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL! There are loads of comics-related events happening and amazing cartoonists from all over the world doing workshops, panels and selling/signing their books.  I’ve visited several times and I was enthralled. It’s a first-class comics-extravaganza.  AND…if you do decide to come, please come and say hello to me!  I’ll be exhibiting my new book collection “Death of a Saleswoman” and I’ll be happy to sign and doodle in every book purchased. I don’t know where my table is yet…but it’s somewhere at the Toronto Reference Library.  All free and family-friendly!  See you there!