So, Thursday, a bunch of female comics creators announced a Womanthology; a hardcover book solely by female comics creators, coming out from IDW with a December release date. 300 pages, full color. But they needed to raise the money to actually print a small run of 1500.
Word got out pretty quick of the need for funds; they needed 25k in 30 days.
Between Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and other social interfaces they raised 17k overnight, and by the end of the day Friday, they were up to 33k. And counting. Last count is over 39k, and people are still donating.
Overnight, you guys. That is huge. That is a lot of people who want to see women create comics; who know that comics created by women are worth reading, and worth paying for.
Are you listening, DC? Marvel? This isn’t about whiny fans, or a handful of loud female readers cranky that they are underpresented.
This is about money, which, as we all know, is the driving force behind pretty much everything. You wanna make money? Take note, and check it out. Because that much money is no laughing matter, and the fact that people are still ponying up to see this book get a bigger print run is a big frackin’ deal.
The Womanthology kickstarter page is here
They also have a tumblr page.