Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has raised over $40,000 for a comic book project named She Changed Comic. It focuses on shining a light on women whose work paved the way for free expression.
According to the Kickstarter page: “She Changed Comics will explore the work of women who were saddled with and overcame the Comics Code. Some of these women, such as artists Trina Robbins, Lee Marrs, and Dori Seda, circumvented the Comics Code entirely, using underground comix to tell candid stories about female sexuality, feminism, and women’s rights. Some helped break down the legacy of the Comics Code in mainstream comics, such as modern era writer Gail Simone, who deconstructed the trope of women in refrigerators—women who served only as plot devices to drive male characters—by reinventing female comics characters that had long been trapped by the male gaze.”
The dynamic full-color book is set to be released this fall. The Kickstarter page can be visited through https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cbldf/she-changed-comics.