Veteran comics editor Shelly Bond is putting together an anthology of comics about 30 women from various fields including politics, science and entertainment. Femme Magnifique is a collaboration with Kristy Miller and Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Colour Design. The plan is for a full-color hardcover book of more than a hundred pages, which will feature thirty stories about powerful women of the past and present.

On the Hi-Fi Colour Design website, Bond explains how she was inspired by recent events:

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.

Femme Magnifique features an impressive array of contributors, including Marguerite Bennett, Jill Thompson, Gail Simone, Annie Wu, and many more. This level of talent isn't a surprise considering the involvement of Bond, who was an editor at Vertigo for 23 years before she was let go by DC last year as part of a restructure of the line.

 

Shelly Bond, Kristy Miller, and Brian Miller (via Hi-Fi Colour Design)

 

Here's a complete list of the announced contributors, via the Hi-Fi web site:

  • 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),
  • 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),
  • 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…