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FEMME MAGNIFIQUE Panel Announced for SDCC 2017

Learn about the groundbreaking women featured in the new anthology FEMME MAGNIFIQUE and the creative teams who turned the real life adventures of these women into comic book stories. Women from politics, art, science, and pop will be featured as co-curators Shelly Bond (Black Crown), and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) provide sneak peeks at the art and stories. FEMME MAGNIFIQUE creative team members, Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), Tess Fowler (Rat Queens), and Gail Simone (Red Sonja) share their experiences creating comic stories based on real life female heroes. Other FEMME MAGNIFIQUE creators may drop by to surprise you too! Q&A session if time permits.

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE: THURSDAY 7-8PM — PANEL ROOM 2

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COMIC BOOK PROS SALUTE AND INSPIRE WITH FEMME MAGNIFIQUE!

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE live on kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hificolourdesign/femme-magnifique

“Who inspires you? That’s the question we asked the creators involved with FEMME MAGNIFIQUE,” explains Brian Miller, co-owner of Hi-Fi Colour Design and a co-curator of the Kickstarter graphic novel anthology that launches today. “Their answers may surprise and even shock you,” Miller continues, “but I guarantee when you read these stories, you will be inspired, too.”

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a graphic novel anthology that celebrates thirty female trailblazers. From astronauts and abolitionists to computer coders and gender activists, these fearless women from our history have paved the way for equal rights in science, politics and the arts.

A star-studded team of New York Times best-selling writers and artists, Eisner Award winners, and TED speakers deliver powerful, personal stories that are rich and relevant. “These are the stories you haven’t heard,” editor and co-curator Shelly Bond explains. “We couldn’t think of a better way to honor both this group of triumphant women and the forward-thinking, inclusive creators from the comic book industry.

Anthropologist Kristy Miller, co-owner of HiFi Colour Design and co-curator of FEMME MAGNIFIQUE, adds, “Women have been ruling the world for centuries but are often overlooked or forgotten. FEMME MAGNIFIQUE delivers an important message, one we hope will be discovered by like-minded men and women. Help us to recognize the contributions made by women in all walks of life so they are not overlooked by future generations.”

The 30-day Kickstarter Campaign begins today.
Let’s promote activism, education and global positivity. Please spread the word and help us create this ambitious graphic novel anthology, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE live on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hificolourdesign/femme-magnifique

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FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is being created by acclaimed and best-selling comic book writers and artists including:

• Jason Shawn Alexander (Frostbite, Empty Zone),

• Michael and Laura Allred (iZombie, Madman),

• David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, The Guardian)

• Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms),

• Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Invisible Republic),

• Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSEXts)

• Aditya Bidikar (The Skeptics),

• Philip Bond (Kill Your Boyfriend, The Invisibles),

• Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur),

• Chuck Brown (Rotten Apple. Punisher: Choosing Sides),

• Paige Braddock (Jane’s World, Stinky Cecil),

• Mark Buckingham (Fables) and Irma Page,

• Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Girl with All the Gifts),

• Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, Shade, The Plain Janes),

• Elsa Charretier (Harley Quinn, The Unstoppable Wasp),

• Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird),

• Jamie Coe (Art Schooled),

• Tyler Crook (Harrow County),

• Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven, Doctor Who),

• Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly),

• Ming Doyle (Girl Over Paris, The Kitchen),

• Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade, the Changing Girl, Bitch Planet,Scooter Girl),

• Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Crossover),

• Tess Fowler (Rat Queens),

• Tee Franklin (Nailbiter: The Outfit, Love Is Love)

• Karrie Fransman (Death of An Artist, The House that Groaned),

• Robin Furth (Dark Tower),

• Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce),

• Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, The Wicked + The Divine),

• Casey Gilly (The Skeptics),

• Gillian Goercz (The Boss, Chicken Game),

• Che Grayson (Rigamo)

• Sanford Greene (Power Man Iron Fist),

• Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten),

• Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets),

• Dustin Harbin (Diary Comics),

• Hi-Fi (Boom, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Marvel, Vertigo)

• Jen Hickman (The Dead, Regular Show),

• Betsy Houlton (New York Daily News),

• Jon Davis Hunt (The Wildstorm, Clean Riom),

• Megan Hutchison (Rockstars),

• Tini Howard (The Skeptics),

• Lucy Knisley (Relish, Something New),

• Eugenia Koumaki (Womanthology),

• Teddy Kristiansen (It’s A Bird, The Sandman),

• Alisa Kwitney (Token, Convergence: Batgirl, Till the Fat Lady Sings)

• Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Doctor Fate),

• Shawn Martinbrough (Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves),

• Alain Mauricet (Harley Quinn, Dadterdly and Mutley),

• Shawn McManus (Fables, The Sandman)

• Leah Moore (Albion),

• Kristy Miller (Birds of Prey),

• Brian Miller (Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Ziggy Stardust),

• Lauren Moyer (This Thing Called Love, Exhalations Dance Theatre, Berks Ballet)

• Devoki Neogi (The Skeptics),

• Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls),

• Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages),

• Brett Parson (New Romancer, Tank Girl Gold)

• Dan Parent (Archie),

• Laurie Penny (The Guardian),

• Liz Prince (Regular Show, Steven Universe),

• Christina Rice (My Little Pony, Colonial Comics),

• Rori! (100 Women/100 Days) and Gibson Twist (Pictures of You),

• Jim Rugg (Street Angel, The Plain Janes),

• Steven T. Seagle (It’s A Bird, Big Hero 6)

• Paula 7bergen (Window Pains, contributor to Bust),

• Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard, Jessica Jones),

• Marguerite Sauvage (Faith, DC Bombshells),

• Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin),

• Gail Simone (Batgirl, Clean Room),

• Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther),

• Rachael Stott (Star Trek, Doctor Who),

• Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Scary Godmother),

• Emma Vieceli (Adventures of Super Girl),

• Matt Wagner (Grendel),

• Gerard Way (Doom Patrol, My Chemical Romance)

• Maris Wicks (Science Comics),

• Annie Wu (Black Canary)

• Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats),

• Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl)

ABOUT FEMME MAGNIFIQUE

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a full-color, graphic novel anthology delivering short stories about powerful women throughout history and in the here and now.

SHELLY BOND has been driven to edit, crush deadlines and innovate since 1988. To date she has edited 950+ comic books and graphic novels by international superstars and novices. She wields red pens and tap shoes with equal aplomb.

KRISTY and BRIAN MILLER are the founders of Hi-Fi Colour Design and the authors of several art instruction books including Hi-Fi Color for Comics. Kristy is an archaeologist, college instructor, and runs the business aspects of Hi-Fi. In addition to his duties as creative director and a comic book color artist at Hi-Fi, Brian is also an illustrator of officially licensed pop-culture propaganda posters.

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE © & ™ 2017 Hi-Fi Colour Design. All Rights Reserved.

Press Contact: femmemagnifique@hifidesign.com

COMIC BOOK PROS UNITE TO SALUTE AND INSPIRE IN FEMME MAGNIFIQUE!

30 short stories celebrate women who crack ceilings, take names, and change the game.

Crafted by writers and artists who have been inspired by 30 trailblazers of yesterday and today, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE features stories about women from the worlds of pop music, politics, art, and science. From astronauts and archaeologists to muckrakers and mathematicians, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE will stimulate and educate.

Originally conceived by Shelly Bond, former Executive Editor of Vertigo Comics, Bond explains that “the idea came about immediately after the election. It was the perfect time to take a missed opportunity for women and channel our collective energy into something insightful, full of positivity, that we can pass on to future generations. FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a graphic novel anthology designed to salute not only the fearless women who toppled the status quo, but also the outstanding writers and artists who infuse their personal stories of ambition and discovery onto the comic book page.”

Along with Shelly Bond, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE’s stories are being curated by Hi-Fi Colour Design founders Kristy Miller and Brian Miller. The husband-and-wife team are no strangers to working with top-tier talent in the comic book industry. Kristy tells us, “We have been lucky enough to work with amazing creators for years, and now we have this opportunity to come together and showcase women in a variety of ways. It takes the support of both men and women to help move women to the forefront, their rightful, equal place.”

 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is being created by acclaimed and best-selling comic book writers and artists including:

  • Michael and Laura Allred (iZombie, Madman),
  • David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, The Guardian)
  • Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSEXts)
  • Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Invisible Republic),
  • Aditya Bidikar (The Skeptics),
  • Philip Bond (Kill Your Boyfriend, The Invisibles),
  • Tamra Bonvillain Doom Patrol, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur),
  • Chuck Brown (Rotten Apple. Punisher: Choosing Sides),
  • Paige Braddock (Jane’s World, Stinky Cecil),
  • Mark Buckingham (Fables) and Irma Page,
  • Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Girl with All the Gifts),
  • Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, Shade, The Plain Janes),
  • Elsa Charretier (Harley Quinn),
  • Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird),
  • Jamie Coe (Art Schooled),
  • Tyler Crook (Harrow County),
  • Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven, Doctor Who),
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly),
  • Ming Doyle (Girl Over Paris, The Kitchen),
  • Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday)
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade, the Changing Girl, Bitch Planet),
  • Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Crossover),
  • Tess Fowler (Rat Queens),
  • Tee Franklin (Nailbiter: The Outfit, Love Is Love)
  • Karrie Fransman (Death of An Artist, The House that Groaned),
  • Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, The Wicked + The Divine),
  • Che Grayson (Rigamo)
  • Sanford Greene (Power Man Iron Fist),
  • Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten),
  • Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets),
  • Betsy Houlton (New York Daily News),
  • Megan Hutchison (Rockstars),
  • Tini Howard (The Skeptics),
  • Lucy Knisley (Relish, Something New),
  • Eugenia Koumaki (Womanthology),
  • Teddy Kristiansen (It’s A Bird, The Sandman),
  • Alisa Kwitney (Token, Convergence: Batgirl, Till the Fat Lady Sings)
  • Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Doctor Fate),
  • Shawn Martinbrough (Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves),
  • Shawn McManus (Fables, The Sandman)
  • Leah Moore (Albion),
  • Kristy Miller (Birds of Prey),
  • Brian Miller (Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Ziggy Stardust),
  • Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls),
  • Laurie Penny (The Guardian),
  • Rori! (100 Women/100 Days) and Gibson Twist (Pictures of You),
  • Jim Rugg (Street Angel, The Plain Janes),
  • Steven T. Seagle (It’s A Bird, Big Hero 6)
  • Paula 7bergen (Window Pains, contributor to Bust),
  • Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard, Jessica Jones),
  • Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin),
  • Gail Simone (Batgirl, Clean Room),
  • Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Scary Godmother),
  • Matt Wagner (Grendel),
  • Gerard Way (Doom Patrol, My Chemical Romance)
  • Maris Wicks (Science Comics),
  • Annie Wu (Black Canary)
  • Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats),
  • Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl)
  • and more to be announced…

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ABOUT FEMME MAGNIFIQUE

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a 100+ page full-color, hardcover graphic novel anthology delivering 30 short stories about powerful women throughout history and in the here and now.

 

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ABOUT THE CURATORS

SHELLY BOND has been driven to edit, crush deadlines and innovate since 1988. To date she has edited 950+ comic books and graphic novels by international superstars and novices. She wields red pens and tap shoes with equal aplomb.

KRISTY and BRIAN MILLER are the founders of Hi-Fi Colour Design and the authors of several art instruction books including Hi-Fi Color for Comics. Kristy is an archaeologist, college instructor, and runs the business aspects of Hi-Fi. In addition to his duties as creative director and a comic book color artist at Hi-Fi, Brian is also an illustrator of officially licensed pop-culture propaganda posters.

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE © & ™ 2017 Hi-Fi Colour Design. All Rights Reserved.

Press Contact: femmemagnifique@hifidesign.com