Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Bossest Comics on Girlamatic


So I was googling my name today (WHAT) and found this article written by Shaenon Garrity from "The Comics Journal" about the female friendly webcomic community Girlamatic.com and some of the "bossest" webcomics that can be read there. Shaenon does a sweet write up about some of her favourite strips (including my very own Shrub Monkeys).


Thanks Shaenon! The community at Girlamatic.com (or GAM) has been a little quiet these days as everyone's out pursuing their individual comic dreams, but there's still a good collection of comics updating regularly. There are also large backlogs of great stories created by artists who've either taken their early GAM stories to print (Raina Telgemeier's Eisner Award winning "Smile") or gone on to create awesome new projects (Svetlana Chmakova went on to do "Dramacon", "Nightschool" and plenty of other rad comics after her "Chasing Rainbows" was discovered on GAM).

Girlamatic's done some great stuff for me too, it gave me a structured platform for a webcomic that was kind of half formed and floating around in my head looking for a home, and introduced me to a whole gamut of wonderfully talented and friendly creators. This past weekend at APE I got to meet up with "Gammers" Karen Luk, Kory Bing and Michelle Mauk and I've bumped into many others on my world traveling comic related adventures. Reading Shaenon's article above made me nostalgic for the earlier days on GAM but it also makes me feel super stoked for all the different pathways we've taken and what stories we'll find and create along the way.

And now if I can only get myself to update a little more often ghu hu huuuuy...

3 comments:

ScotlandBarnes said...

Congrats Katie! That's awesome! I loved the cosplay episode too.

Kendall Robinson said...

Your Shrub Monkeys comic is what got me into your work and I was so excited to pick up your Silly Kingdom comic at APE :P I acted cool but really I was all giddy inside :D

Kt Shy said...

Thanks Scotland and Kendall! :D Hope you both enjoy SK!