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Today XLrator Media released an exclusive clip focusing on Jackie Ormes.

Jackie Ormes is most known for being the first African-American woman cartoonist. She created the Torchie Brown comic strip and the Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger panel. She grew to inspire many other comic book artists in the African American community. Largely forgotten by the comic industry, it is nice to see her being featured here in SHE MAKES COMICS.

If you are interested in reading more about her, start here.

Torchie Brown strip as featured on Badass Lady Creatives

The synopsis for the documentary is below:

SHE MAKES COMICS traces the fascinating history of women in the comics industry. Despite popular assumptions about the comics world, women have been writing, drawing, and reading comics since the medium’s beginnings in the late 19th century. And today, there are scores of women involved in comics and its vibrant fan culture.

via XLrator Media

SHE MAKES COMICS features interviews with such vital figures as Ramona Fradon, Trina Robbins, Joyce Farmer, Karen Berger, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Becky Cloonan, Jenette Kahn, and Jenna Busch, the founder of Legion of Leia.

XLrator Media will be releasing SHE MAKES COMICS, VOD and iTunes on July 11, 2017. Until then, check out the exclusive clip below or check out the trailer for the film by clicking on the link here.

 

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she’s not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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