Image Comics has announced that it will publish the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's She Changed Comics, a 160-page, full-color book detailing the history of women in comics from the medium's beginning in the late 1800s to today. The book, which will be available for $14.99, was funded in eight hours last month on Kickstarter, while also accomplishing stretch goals that included a nationwide teaching tour and teaching guides for middle schools, high schools and universities.


Via Image Comics/CBLDF.
Via Image Comics/CBLDF.


She Changed Comics will profile over 60 women important to comics history, and contains interviews with creators like Raina Telgemeier, Noelle Stevenson and G. Willow Wilson. According to Image's official press release, it will also "examine the plights of women who have been persecuted for expressing themselves through cartoons and feature interviews with some of the most influential women working in comics today." The book will be fully illustrated and contain an index and list of resources.

Founded in 1986, the CBLDF focuses on protecting the First Amendment rights of comics creators, retailers and readers. Supported by luminaries such as Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, the CBLDF has a dedicated store to support its mission. The current Humble Bundles promoting Kodansha Comics and Garth Ennis' Dynamite Entertainment work are also supporting the organization.

She Changed Comics goes on sale in October.

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